Recipe by Nif
This is a marinade for the churrasco dish. In Argentina, where this style of cooking developed, "churrasco" actually refers to many types of meats prepared on the grill. It's also popular with Nicaraguans. The churrasco cut steak is a long flat cut of skirt steak, cut from the "plate" of the cow. You might find it sold at some butcher shops as a "plate" steak. Don't confuse it with the flank steak, a similar cut, but NOT the same! The churrasco steak is typically marinated to make it tender and full of flavour. Serve topped with Chimichurri (Argentine Parsley-Garlic Sauce for Grilled Meats). I did not include marinating time. Enjoy!
Top Review by yukon_wn
This is by far one of the BEST marinades that I have come across. Reading the recipe for the first time, I knew that the amount of garlic for my taste was too much. So I tried it with 8 cloves. Perfect for me ! I marinated skirt steak for 24 hours which allowed it to develop a very lively flavor. Even with the tweak, I will give this recipe 5 stars.
- 3 heads garlic (about 30 to 40 cloves)
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1⁄4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup onion, minced
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 1 cup Spanish olive oil
- meat, of choice pounded or cut thin (beef, chicken, pork)
Directions See How It's Made
- Mash garlic, salt, and peppercorns into a paste, using a mortar and pestle. Stir in orange juice, lime juice, lemon juice, onion, and oregano. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes or longer. Whisk the garlic-orange juice mixture with the olive oil until well blended.
- Preparing the Meat: Preparing the meat is very easy. Place the meat in a large bowl or pan. Add enough marinade to cover the meat. Place a cover over the bowl or pan and place in the refrigerator a minimum of five hours, but preferably overnight.
- Grill the marinated meat outdoors on the barbecue. (Make sure your coals are hot and white!). For the steak - you can cook them however you like your it -- from rare to well done. However, the rarer the meat, the more tender and flavorful!
- Serve the meat with the Recipe #456210.