Kick back, turn up the music and get the grill to unlock the good times for the remaining weeks of summer.
After the year we’ve had, now is about taking the time to find the good times in the smaller things; sharing a with friends; a kickabout and a burger with the kids and dad’s legendary brisket, making up for those missed moments.
Creating the good times is easy; Andrew Peace Wine’s Brand Ambassador, Christian Stevenson has done the leg work for you, with his delicious Sharing Steak with Next level Salsa Verde and his top BBQ tips below - now’s the time to get that meat sizzling and glasses clinking!
For the steak
1 large steak – either a super thick ribeye, sirloin, rump (I’d recommend rump cap), bavette, or a thick fillet all work well!
Sea salt and cracked pepper
1 x can of anchovy fillets finely, chopped
Bulb of garlic
1 large handful of fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
Handful of mint, chopped
Half a lemon, grilled
A big glug of sherry vinegar
A couple glugs of extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt to taste
Temperature probe - to ensure a perfectly cooked steak
Set the grill up – indirect. A charcoal bed on one side and a no charcoal on the other to give you different temperature zones.
Remove the steak out the fridge for at least an hour before grilling.
Place the garlic bulb over the coals and get that thing roasting. Place the shallot just on the edge of the direct heat so it gets a nice roast and goes gooey, like the garlic. Place the sliced lemon next to the shallot.
Cook for 30-60 minutes until squishy. Let them cool down.
Create your Salsa Verde. Chop and squish your shallot, garlic and mix other Salsa Verde ingredients.
Score the steak fat with a knife and sprinkle with salt.
Place the steak on the farthest side of the grill. Away from any direct heat. Keep gently turning the steak so the whole steak gets some gentle heat. for 20-30 minutes and make sure the whole steak has had some gently heat.
Probe the middle of your steak with the temperature probe –once it reads near 40c, build your crust.
Bring the steak over to the direct side and flip and work each side of the steak, not just the two larger ones. Keep moving and building up a nice char(crust).
Probe the middle and remove to the indirect side you’ve hit 50-52C
Season with salt and pepper.
Rest and slice against the grain into nice slabs for sharing. Spoon on some Salsa Verde, and then toast the cookout with a lovely glass of red – I’d recommend Andrew Peace Signature Shiraz as it works amazingly with grilled meats.
Christian’s top cookout tips
Have a nice glass of red wine with your cookout. It’s the perfect grill buddy.
Take your meat out of the fridge at least 30 minutes before your cookout. The bigger the cut, the longer it needs out the fridge.
Always, and I mean always set your grill up for indirect cooking. This allows a direct heat zone and an indirect side. Multiple temperature zones.
Play a good mixtape whilst cooking. Red wine and good tunes are a must.
Salt on the steak at the beginning of the cook, Cracked pepper at the end. Pepper can burn and cause a bitter taste to the steak.