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Dark Ale Marinated Wagyu Flank Steak

Enjoy this tasty dish from Chophouse restaurant in Sydney's CBD - voted Australia's favourite steakhouse in the I LOVE Food Awards 2010.


  • 800g wagyu flank

  • 1 clove garlic sliced

  • 2 sprigs thyme chopped

  • 2 sprigs rosemary chopped

  • 25g seeded mustard

  • 10g black pepper corns

  • 325 ml dark ale

  • 25ml extra virgin olive oil

  • Garnish

  • olive oil mayonnaise

  • chimichurri

  • Chimichurri

  • 1 bunch washed picked flat leaf parsley

  • 1 bunch washed picked coriander

  • ½ bunch washed picked oregano

  • 150 ml extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/5 tsp chili flakes

  • 1/4 tsp toasted coriander seeds

  • 1/4 tsp toasted cumin seeds

  • 20 ml red wine vinegar

  • 2 tsp sea salt


  • 1.

    Trim excess fat from the flank. In an air tight container place the flank, sliced garlic, chopped herbs, mustard and pepper corns onto the meat and massage lightly.

  • 2.

    Pour the beer over the meat, cover with cling wrap and place the lid on tightly, let marinate for 12 hours, turn once through the process.

  • 3.

    Take the flank out of the marinade, pat dry with paper towel, cut into 200g portions, rub some good extra virgin olive oil over the meat and store in the fridge.

  • 4.

    Season well with sea salt, Seal the meat for 1 min per side, place on a char grill for 2 min on each side and rest for 8min minimum.(timings will need to be adjusted to suite the grill being used)

  • 5.

    Warm the plates, place the Flank back on the grill for 1\2 min to re heat.

  • 6.

    Slice the flank across the grain and serve on the mayonnaise, spoon over the chimichurri and finish with red wine jus.

  • Chimichurri:

  • 1.

    Place the herbs, spices and chili in a food processer and blend. Slowly add the oil in a fine steam and continue to blend until smooth (add a bit more oil if needed just until all the ingredients start to move around in the mixer).

  • 2.

    Fold in the red wine vinegar and season with sea salt and store in a air tight container in the fridge (will last 1 week).

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