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