Grilled Marinated Steak with Salsa Verde

I think I’ve mentioned previously that I don’t cook a lot of red meat at home – and after this week’s attempt, I think I need a bit more practice.  I grilled a marinated steak accompanied by a salsa verde – the recipe can be found at The Italian Dish. I’m a bit on the fence about the marinade, maybe because I prefer steak seasoned with salt and pepper and not much else, so the other flavours overpowered the steak itself.  The salsa verde was a different story – potent but addicting. I’ve eaten it with all sorts of things over the last few days and still have parsley and anchovies in the frig, so I may be making more very soon.

Marinated Steak with Salsa Verde

I marinated the steak for about 24 hours, but next time would probably skip the marinade and go right to the sauce.

Wine pairings:

Back to red wine this week, with an Argentian Malbec (Callia Bella Malbec 2012, £5.99 at Majestic) and a Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon (Errazuriz Estate Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, £7.49 at Waitrose). Great value for the Malbec, which was smooth and fruity.  The Cabernet had harsher tannins and I liked that one more with the steak.  Both very drinkable reds and both good with steak, so it depends if you prefer a fruitier wine or one with more tannin.

the wines

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