Beef picanha with flatbreads

Beef picanha with flatbreads

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  • 8
  • Easy
  • 1 hour
  • 40 minutes
  • Thelema Riesling 2015

Serve this delicious cut of steak with chimichurri, radishes and fried chilli oil.


  • For the chimichurri:
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 t Maldon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup coriander, chopped
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • 5 spring onions, chopped
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 t coriander seeds, toasted and crushed
  • 1 t cumin seeds, toasted and crushed
  • For the steak:
  • 1 x 500 g Woolworths smoky BBQ picanha rump
  • For the fried chilli oil:
  • 2 red chillies, halved lengthways
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 T T olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • For the flatbread:
  • 2½ T dry yeast
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 kg flour
  • 2 T salt
  • ¼ cup canola oil

Cooking Instructions

To make the chimichurri, mince the garlic with the salt. Mix in the remaining ingredients.

Braai the picanha over hot coals for 15 minutes on each side.

To make the fried chilli oil, place all the ingredients in a blender and blitz until chunky. Fry over a medium heat for 5 minutes.

To make the flatbreads, mix the yeast and sour cream and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Add the flour, salt and oil to the yeast mixture and mix.

Knead the dough on a floured surface for 5 minutes. Place the dough in a greased bowl and allow to stand for 45 minutes, or until doubled in size.

Pull off pieces of dough, about 5 cm in diameter. Roll out roughly on a floured surface.

Cook on the braai for 5 minutes on each side, or until slightly charred. Brush with melted butter.

To serve, lay the flatbreads on a platter, top with the chimichurri and sliced picanha. Spoon over the chilli oil.

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    August 21, 2019

    The ingredients are not complete and not divided into three aspects?

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      August 23, 2019

      Hi Ilova,
      Thanks for the heads up. The recipe has been fixed. Happy cooking!