Brazilian churrasco consists in a variety of barbecued meat. Brazilian chefs may grill beef steaks, pork tenderloin, chicken, or spicy Brazilian sausage, similar to chorizo. This recipe employs sirloin steak and a dipping sauce.
Season the steak with the adobo seasoning. Set aside.
Prepare the dipping sauce
- Put chopped red onion in a small bowl. Add minced garlic. Add the red wine vinegar, olive oil, and parsley to the onion and garlic.
- Season with salt and pepper. Whisk together well.
- Set aside as your sauce for the steak.
Now grill or broil the steak
- Preheat the broiler. Place the seasoned steak in the broiling pan.
- Broil about 6-7 minutes, placing the pan about 3-4 inches from the heat element or flame.
- Turn the meat over and broil 6-7 minutes more for medium-doneness.
- Remove the pan from the oven. Slice the steak and serve immediately with the sauce on the side.
Brazilian adobo seasoning
2 tablespoons salt; 1 tablespoon sweet paprika; 2 teaspoons ground pepper, preferably black pepper; 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano; 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin. Often added 1-2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed; 3-4 tablespoons onion, finely chopped. Potionally, you can add garlic, onion, both, or neither.
If the adobo is prepared in large quantities to keep, use garlic powder and onion powder, about 1 teaspoon garlic powder and 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder for the original recipe. An alternative is mixing all the dry condiments and aidding some finely chopped garlic and onion each time it is used.