Delicious Brazilian BBQ steak, seasoned boldly and paired with grilled potatoes alongside a robust chopped salad and a chilled bottle of wine? Perfection.
A good cut of beef is always a good thing, right? Throw it on the grill, get a nice char on it and it becomes Heaven on a plate!
My family loves dining at Brazilian steakhouses. I mean seriously, the servers walk around with giant skewers of every perfectly cooked and seasoned meat imaginable AND they offer them to you over and over again until you just can’t take another bite…How can you not love that?
I had heard about a popular Brazilian street food a friend of mine had while there and was intrigued: grilled cheese on sticks. Not grilled cheese as in bread, butter and cheese…just straight up cheese, grilled! I really wanted a taste, so I researched it and went around to five(!) different markets. This included two ethnic markets where I experienced a definite language barrier when it came to communicating the four possible cheeses I was looking for (a.k.a. ones that were hard enough to use). In the end, what I ended up with was a grill full of melted cheese. Not fun!! Needless to say, I’m still on the hunt and open to suggestions!
So instead, I decided to make my own version of Brazilian BBQ Steak and Potatoes.
I really don’t know much about Brazilian cooking. I think they actually keep their meat seasoned very plainly with just a bit of oil added. And although you often see chimichurri sauce on “Brazilian” steak, chimichurri actually has nothing to do with their culture, so I stayed away from that.
Since I decided to go with nice thick pieces of filet mignon, I wanted to let the meat shine with moistness and bold flavor and decided that seasoned potatoes grilled to perfection would be the best side dish.
Can I just take a moment and put out a PSA for grilled potatoes? If grilling potatoes is something you don’t do occasionally, you are missing out, my friend! Your SABER® grill can take potatoes to another level! As a bonus, you don’t have to heat up your house baking them in the hot summer months. And really, just how long can one go without a perfectly cooked potato??
Delicious Brazilian BBQ steak – seasoned boldly – pairs wonderfully with grilled potatoes alongside a robust chopped salad and a chilled bottle of wine or two. Just sayin!
When it comes to skewers, I’m a fan of metal skewers. Metal skewers are strong and can hold a lot of weight. Plus, why bother soaking wooden ones and worrying about the possibility of them charring or getting a splinter in your food?
I seasoned the steak boldly with one of my favorite seasonings called “Bronzeville Rub” from my favorite online shop, The Spice House. Seriously, all of my “secret” ingredients come from this shop, shhh! If you love good food as much as I do, this is a place you need to check out. If you get to one of their stores in-person in the Chicago area…just know that I am very jealous!