AT A GLANCE
Picanha (aka rump cap) and chimichurri is a typical Brazilian churrasco pairing, though the peppers are something of an add-on. Choose rump cap with a good cover of fat on it - the fat bastes the meat as it cooks. Begin this recipe a day ahead to prepare the peppers.
|01||For sweet and sour peppers, preheat oven to 180C. Roast almonds in oven until just golden (5-7 minutes), then set aside. Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium-high heat, add capsicum and onion and stir occasionally until caramelised (25-30 minutes), then add remaining ingredients and stir occasionally until a glaze forms (2-4 minutes), Season to taste. Set aside to cool, then refrigerate overnight for flavours to meld.|
|02||Light your barbecue, preferably using organic coconut-based charcoal, about 45 minutes before you want to cook so you have good glowing coals for medium to medium-high heat.|
|03||Score the fat cap of each steak at intervals and thread 2 steaks on each of 6 metal skewers. Season to taste and grill over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until steaks are cooked to your liking (10-15 minutes for medium). Set aside in a warm place to rest (10 minutes).|
|04||Meanwhile, for chimichurri, combine ingredients in a bowl and season to taste.|
|05||Serve steaks hot with chimichurri and sweet and sour peppers.|