These easy, colourful steak skewers are great on the barbecue with a bright, zingy chimichurri sauce drizzled over.
- Small Handful Fresh Parsley (stalks included), finely chopped
- Small Handful Fresh Coriander (stalks included), finely chopped
- Small Handful Fresh Oregano (stalks discarded), finely chopped
- 1 Small Garlic Clove, finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp Dried Chilli Flakes
- 1 tsp Red Wine Vinegar
- 3-4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus extra for the steak
- Pinch of Salt
- 2 Fat Sirloin Steaks, fat trimmed off and cut into large cubes
- Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- 1 Red, 1 Orange & 1 Yellow Pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
- 8 Wooden or Metal Barbecue Skewers
- Soak your barbecue skewers if you’re using wooden ones (see below) and get the barbecue going.
- To make the chimichurri sauce, combine the chopped parsley, coriander, oregano, garlic, the dried chilli flakes, red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and a good pinch of salt, and set aside to let the flavours meld.
- To assemble the skewers, toss the steak pieces in a little more olive oil, salt and some freshly ground black pepper, before skewering them with the pepper pieces, two pieces of pepper being sure to mix up the colours between each piece of steak.
- Grill over a direct heat until the meat and veggies have charred, but the steak pieces are still pink in the middle – if you have any steak pieces left that did not fit onto the skewers, make a dummy skewer to test if the meat is done or not!
- Serve with the chimichurri on the side, your chosen sides and your chilled Appletiser!
- You can easily prepare all the pieces in advance including the chimichurri sauce, though I’d leave threading them onto skewers until the barbecue is heating up unless you’re using metal, re-usable skewers. This is because if you soak the wooden skewers in water for a good few minutes before you use them (I like to do this in a very tall glass of water so the sink does not become occupied) they won’t catch fire on the grill!
- As far as preparing other things in advance to make your life easier if you’re entertaining, you can easily make the sauce, and cut up the steak and veggies the evening before – and don’t forget to chill the Appletiser!