Ingredients

How to make it

  • Heat up the grill to a moderately hot level.
  • If salt is very coarse, use a mortar & pestle (or a hammer!) to make the grains medium-sized.
  • Sprinkle salt evenly on both sides of the steak.
  • Cook steak over moderately hot coals/wood until it is done to your liking.
  • The steak is delicious as is, although diners may choose: to serve it accompanied by olive oil & lime wedges; a hot pepper sauce; a very garlicky sauce; a steak sauce; or top it with a chimichurri sauce. (Chimichurri sauces are an oil & vinegar-based sauce, packed with flavor from minced parsley, garlic, and some other ingredients. It is the sauce of choice for the "gauchos" {cowboys} of Brazil & Argentina, who eat a large amount of beef cooked over open fires.)
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    " It was excellent "
    pkusmc ate it and said...
    Hi Rhianna! I didn't realize that I posted these comments on your hiome page!! Sorry about that. I guess I also didn't know that those comments disappear after a while. Anyway, I loved the steak cooked Brazilian style! I used my charcoal grill using real wood briskets instead of processed charcoal. Great, smoky flavor. The best way to cook a steak, in my opinion!

    I made a sauce of fresh parsley, fresh, chopped garlic, a touch of cilantro, touch of fresh lemon juice, worcestershire sauce (less than a touch...I guess that would be a smidge? haha), fresh cracked pepper and butter. It complimented everything beautifully. And yes, the rice went well with everything. I would have made red kidney beans as a side, but only had regular beans, but they worked well together.
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    " It was excellent "
    elgourmand ate it and said...
    Hay Rhianna: Bene Churrascaria. Just the way they do it. Only comment is make it a thick steak. Your comment about a charcoal or wood fire is spot on. Never had one of these done on a griddle (fried) but don't think it would be the same. Thanks for pointing out that simple is often best. Now all I have to do is find a decent steak in Samoa. RJ
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    pkusmc ate it and said...
    Simple and delicious, Rhianna! I love steak, and love sea salt, so it was perfect for me.
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  • mattsbelly 4 years ago
    Actually, if you think about it, most fine restaurants cook their steaks with ONLY salt and pepper and then sometimes garnish with a sauce, blue cheese etc.. Thank you, rhianna for reminding people that simple is often better than the typical BBQ fare of over-seasoned meats. I like both. Thanks! Oh, and don't worry about other's thoughtless comments. There are plenty of people on here who appreciate your recipes!
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  • rhianna 4 years ago
    Here's some more information about Brazilian grilling: The Argentinean & Brazilian "gauchos" (i.e. cowboys) are well-known for their meat-grilling, which has spread in popularity throughout Brazil & the world, because it is DELICIOUS! Most meats in Brazil's well-known churrascarias are seasoned this way. The Brazilian style of grilling is popular around the world (such as Germany, Australia, Japan, Korea, etc.) & is becoming more so in the USA & Canada, with many "churrascarias" opening in these & other countries. There is a city in my state that has opened up 2 different Braz. churrascarias in the past few years, with astounding success.

    Further reading:
    From Chef & writer Robert Morris McCall, who lives & works in Brazil: "Meat preparation is simple. In Brazilian Churrascarias, the meats are smothered in sea salt (sal grosso), or garlic (ahlo){sic - it should be "alho"}, and slowly cooked over burning embers." You can read more at: http://brazilian-food.suite101.com/article.cfm/churrasco
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  • rhianna 4 years ago
    That's so true, christinem!
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  • christinem 4 years ago
    Hey, nothing wrong with the simple recipes! We tend to forget about them, thinking we need to complicate recipes to make them good. Thanks for sharing, Rhianna!
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  • rhianna 5 years ago
    Isn't it grand? The simplest sometimes IS the tastiest!
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  • lilliancooks 5 years ago
    You can't get any simpler than that! I've made my steaks like this and I just top it with a little butter before serving.
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