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Summer Steak Frites with Chimichurri Butter

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Summer Steak Frites with Chimichurri Butter
Steak frites. It’s the first thing I’m tempted to order at a restaurant, depending of course on the caliber of the restaurant. Chain restaurants? No thank you. But that cute hidden gem on College Street? Yes please! Actually my favourite Steak Frites in Toronto is tied with both Little Italy’s Sidecar, and Ossington’s The Saint (the former gets its meat from the same place as the legendary and expensive Jacobs & Co. so you know it’s good!)

The one thing I will say about Steak Frites, however, is that it sometimes isn’t as laid back as I want it to be. While it’s many people’s favourite dish, it’s got a formal can’t-do-it-yourself vibe that puts many people off from creating their own at home.

Summer Steak Frites with Chimichurri Butter       Summer Steak Frites with Chimichurri Butter

When it’s summer and beautiful outside, it only makes sense to take advantage of the outdoors and cook steak on the BBQ. To celebrate the last of BBQ season, I decided to go a little more fun, colourful and informal and cook up a Summer Steak Frites with potato wedges and mini bell peppers as a stand in for the usual shoestring fries and sautéed mushroom accompaniment.

Summer Steak Frites with Chimichurri Butter

Did you know all peppers start as green and eventually turn red, yellow and orange? Fun fact of the day!

Summer Steak Frites with Chimichurri Butter       Summer Steak Frites with Chimichurri Butter

Because it’s summer, you could easily pair this dinner with a light, dry white wine like Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, but my personal choice would still be a classic Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. You just can’t beat red wine paired with steak, it’s a classic for all seasons.

Summer Steak Frites with Chimichurri Butter

Chimichurri is a classic pairing with steak in the summertime as fresh herbs are in season. Instead of parsley I accidentally substituted fresh basil for this chimichurri, but my mistake turned out to be a delicious one. So while it may not be an authentic chimichurri, this butter is absolutely delicious and you’ll want to spread it over everything.

Will you be trying our Summer Steak Frites recipe?

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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Summer Steak Frites with Chimichurri Butter
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  1. For chimichurri butter: Melt butter in microwave til almost fully melted (about 10 seconds). Combine ingredients in magic bullet or small blender, then put in freezer for 15 min, stirring halfway through.
  2. Cut potatoes into wedges and then immerse in cold water. Drain and pat potatoes dry with a clean dishtowel. Toss in olive oil and other seasonings. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and spread wedges out. Alternatively, you can place them on the BBQ. Cook potatoes at 475 for 13 min. Flip then cook for 8 more min.
  3. Place mini bell peppers drizzled in oil and salt and pepper on baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and cook in oven for 8 min, strategically putting in after potatoes have been flipped.
  4. Meanwhile, heat olive oil on high heat in cast iron or non stick skillet. Alternatively, brush sides of steak with olive oil and put on grill for about 4-5 min each side for a medium rare cook on the steak, depending of course on thickness of steak.
  5. Let steak rest for about 8 min then slice steak across the grain, serving chimichurri butter on top.
  6. Enjoy right away with a glass of wine!

 

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