Steak and Brie Sandwich with Chimichurri
- 1 pound flank steak
- 2 tablespoons packed light-brown sugar
- kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 ½ cups packed baby arugula, plus more for serving
- ¾ cup packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
- 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing and drizzling
- 1 cup sliced roasted red peppers, drained, plus 1 tablespoon brine (from a 12-ounce jar)
- 1 baguette (20-24 inches), halved lengthwise
- 6 ounces brie, thinly sliced
Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Rub steak with brown sugar; season with salt and pepper. Let stand 10 minutes. Pulse arugula and parsley in a food processor until finely chopped. Transfer mixture to a bowl; stir in vinegar, oil, ¼ teaspoon salt, and brine.
- Lightly brush grill with oil. Pat steak dry; grill, turning once halfway through, until well browned (7 to 9 minutes total for medium-rare). Let stand 10 minutes, then slice ¼ inch thick against the grain. Toss with accumulated juices, peppers, and half of chimichurri. Drizzle baguette halves with oil; grill, turning once, until lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Just before serving, layer bottom half of baguette with brie and steak mixture. Top with arugula; close sandwich and cut into 4 portions. Serve, with remaining chimichurri.
© Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart.
MARCH WINE CLUB:
Gran Reserva Carménère
Rapel Valley, Chile
BOLD WINE STYLE
This full-bodied Carménère has intense aromas of cassis, red berries and a touch of green pepper. The palate shows good integration of soft tannins and flavors, with a supple, long finish.
Analysis: 14% alcohol / volume
Denominación de Origen (DO): Rapel Valley, Chile
Aging: Aged in French oak barrels for 10 to 12 months
Winemaker: Felipe Uribe
Serving Recommendation: Brie cheese, slow cooked meat dishes and stuffed pasta
A Mediterranean climate with cold winters and average rainfalls. Summer with medium high temperatures of 86ºF in the day and 48.2ºF during the night, which enables a slow ripeness of the grapes.
Vineyards are located about 1476 feet above sea level, at the foothills of the Andes Mountains. The vines are planted in loam soils, containing similar portions of sand, clay and lime at the first 11 inches, followed by stones with an outstanding drainage.
Pre-fermentative cold maceration for 5 days, with alcoholic fermentation occurring at 80.6ºF-84.2ºF for a deeper color and better structure. Smooth pump overs happen once a day at the winemaker’s discretion. Post-fermentative maceration for 2 weeks. Then the wine is separated from its lees and malolactic fermentation ensues.
Finning and Filtration:
Cold stabilization occurs naturally in the winery thanks to the cold temperature during the winter season.
ABOUT THE WINEMAKER:
Felipe Uribe: After studying Agriculture and working for two years in San Pedro Vineyards (Chile) he studied at Polytechnic University in Madrid (Spain) where he got his Masters degree in Viticulture and Enology. He returned back to Chile and worked as winemaker assistant at Santa Helena Vineyard.
Looking for new challenges, Felipe went to California and worked for La Crema Winery in Sonoma Valley. He once again returned to Chile, as winemaker assistant for De Martino Vineyard and then Chief Winemaker for Miravalle Vineyard, which is located on the upper part of the Cachapoal Valley.
Felipe also worked as head Enologist at William Fevre Vineyard (Maipo Valley) where he received the award for the “Most Innovative Wine in Chile 2012” by El Mercurio (most important newspaper in Chile) and “Revelation Wine of 2012” by Descorchados (famous wine guide in Chile).
ABOUT THE WINERY:
Founded in 2013 by Felipe Uribe, Andes Plateau is a family run winery with a drive to showcase wines from the Andes Mountains. Altitude determines the identity of their wines; not many producers are in the mountains due to a high risk of frost, yet the Andes Plateau winery believes the risk is worth the reward. They produce elegant and energetic expressions of each varietal, working with the complex geology of their vineyard locations. Learn more about the winery here.
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