Portuguese Prego with Green Piri-Piri
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 2 small rump steaks (about 150g each), all fat trimmed
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
- few stalks of flat-leaf parsley
- 2 ciabatta rolls, lightly toasted
- 2 handfuls of Arugula
- Green Piri-Piri Sauce:
- small handful of basil leaves
- small handful of flat-leaf parsley leaves
- 1 jalapeño, roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
- 2 spring onions, chopped, including green bits
- ½ a clove of garlic, roughly chopped
- ½ tsp granulated sugar
STEP 1: Rub the garlic over the steaks then put in a sandwich bag and tip in the olive oil, sherry vinegar and parsley stalks. Smooth everything together, then use a rolling pin to bash the steaks a few times. Leave to marinate for 1-2 hours.
STEP 2: To make the sauce, put all the ingredients into the blender with 1 tbsp water and whizz until as smooth as possible. This will make more than you’ll need for the recipe, but will keep for a week in an airtight jar.
STEP 3: Heat a griddle or frying pan to high. Remove the steaks from the bag, brushing away the garlic and parsley stalks. Season the steaks well with salt and pepper, then sear the steaks for 2 minutes on each side. Set them aside on a plate to rest. Cut the ciabatta rolls in half, then toast on the griddle or frying pan. Then, put the ciabatta halves onto the plate, toasted side down, to soak up any juices.
STEP 4: Slice the steaks, then top the rolls with the green sauce and arugula. Enjoy!
© Recipe courtesy of Olive Magazine.
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Casa das Gaeiras
DOC Obidos Red
BOLD WINE STYLE
The DOC Óbidos Red wine has distinct notes of blackberries and blackcurrant with hints of coffee, and subtle nuances of cloves and black pepper. All flavors are in balance with the body and freshness of the wine.
Varietal: Syrah, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz
Analysis: 13.5% alcohol / volume
Total Acidity: 5.5 +/-1
pH: 3.5 +/-0.5
Fermentation: Fermented in stainless steel vats
Serving Temperature: 60.8ºF-64.4ºF
Harvest: September and October
Winemaker: Tiago Correia
- Gold in Berliner Wein Trophy 2020
- 90 Points and Best Buy by Wine Enthusiast 2020
The Geographical Indication (IG) Lisbon is one of the most important Portuguese wine regions, in terms of vineyard area and wine production. Formed by gentle hills, of low relief, IG Lisboa extends from the capital of Portugal to the north, along the coast, in a range not exceeding 40 km wide. This multifaceted region encompasses several denominations of origin, ancient and modern, with distinct characteristics. The climate is temperate, influenced by the Atlantic ocean, with relatively mild summers, cooler and wetter in the areas closer to the sea, warmer and drier in the areas protected by Montejunto mountain.
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Casa das Gaeiras can be considered Parras Wines’ little Chateaux in the Óbidos region, where niche wines are produced in limited production to reflect the tradition of the wines in this region. The excellent terroir allows their winemaker to produce high-quality wines, recognized for their wonderful freshness and minerality – both nationally and internationally. Learn more about Parras Wines and Casa Das Gaeiras here.
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