Brazilian Steaks With Jalapeño Lime Salsa

March 4, 2011

grilled steaks with lime salsa

This weekend, Brazil gets in to the party mood as Carnival officially gets under way.  And what better way to join in the celebration than to grill up some true Brazilian flavors?  We turn to Dave DeWitt and the team at for their recipe for some amazing Brazilian steaks with jalapeño-lime salsa.


A gas or charcoal grill – preheated to 450?F

Food processor

Pastry brush

Non-stick cooking spray

Heated platter

Large sheet aluminum foil

2 jalapeño peppers chopped

2 teaspoons kosher salt

2 small white onions, chopped

6 cloves garlic, chopped

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

1/3 cup dry red wine

2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 cup coarsely chopped Italian parsley

4 (1/2-pound) sirloin steaks, 1 1/2-inches thick

Olive oil



Step 1:

Combine the peppers, salt, onions, garlic, lime juice, wine, oregano, bay leaf, black pepper, and the parsley, in a bowl in a blender or food processor, and process with 2-3 pulses to get a salsa-like texture. The amount will be approximately 1 cup. Cover and keep at room temperature until ready to use.

Step 2:

Brush both sides of the steaks with the olive oil; spray the grill with non-stick cooking spray, then place the sprayed grill on pre-heated barbecue.

Step 3:

Place the steaks on the grill over direct heat, and cook for 5 to 6 minutes per side, to an internal temperature of 145?F for medium-rare.

Step 4:

Remove the steaks and place on a heated platter, cover with foil, let stand for 5 minutes.

Step 5:

Serve the steaks with the room temperature salsa.

Serves (4-6)

Related Topics: Brazil | | Jalapeno | Salsa | Steak

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