What side dishes should I serve with Steak Chimmichuri?
- Angelina Oct 22, 2007 09:27 AM
Any ideas other than just plain rice? Thanks
If you're talking Argentine and you want to be traditional - then a salad and a form of potato. Most Argentine restaurants in the U.S. and BA serve potato salads, baked potatoes and french fries as well as pure de papa - potato puree/mashed potato. Its very, very smooth - definitely food milled. The salads vary in style but lettuce, tomato and onion is common. So salad, steak and potato. Rice is not big in BA.
I've not seen carrot salad with Argentinean food but definitely with Brazilian rodizio and it would go nicely.
Of course, you could really go Argentinean and serve more meat, innards with the steak - sausages, sweetbreads etc..
At a restaurant in Houston where I first had chimichurri, they served plaintain chips with chimichurri as a starter. they were crisp. with the meal there was often roasted plantain chunks, yucca, taro.
Carrot salad is definitly traditional and also a simple salad of tomato, slivered onions and shredded lettuce dressed with oil and vinegar. A basket of good crusty bread or some crispy french fries would be great.