Côte de boeuf with chimichurri butter

Côte de boeuf with chimichurri butter

Enjoy Tom Kerridge's côte de boeuf with chimichurri butter, fries and a green salad for an alternative Sunday lunch or special weekend family meal
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    For the chimichurri butter, tip everything into a medium bowl, season, then beat with a wooden spoon or spatula to combine. Scrape onto a sheet of baking parchment, then roll into a sausage, enclosing the butter in the parchment, and twist the ends to seal. Chill for 1 hr until firm. Will keep chilled for three days or frozen for a month.
  2. Step 2

    Heat the oven to 110C/90C fan/gas ¼, or its lowest setting. Put the beef on a baking tray and cook for 2 hrs 30 mins-3 hrs, or until the internal temperature reads 55C when tested using an instant-read thermometer. If you don’t have one, press the beef with your finger – it should feel soft for rare, lightly springy for medium-rare and firm for well done. (See tip, below.)
  3. Step 3

    Remove the beef from the oven. Heat the oil and butter in a large frying pan over a high heat until the butter is foaming. Season the beef generously with salt and cook in the pan for about 4 mins, or until deeply golden. Turn over and repeat on the second side. Melt a few thick slices of the chimichurri butter over the steak as it cooks. Serve immediately in slices alongside fries and a rocket salad (see below), with any extra chimichurri butter on the side.