The Londoner

Chimichurri T-Bone & Blackened Corn Salad

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I like to call this Date Steak.

While some people’s idea of romance may be delicately sharing a plate of chocolate dipped strawberries, I’d much rather dig into a really great steak and hear the gentle *glug, glug, glug* of a bottle of red emptying into two glasses.

The “T-Bone for Two” at one of my favourite restaurants is £80. With no sides.

You know I love a bargain. The entire spread I laid on for my date cost a whopping… £15.

Chimichurri is a crackling little Argentinian sauce. It’s bold, zingy and lives for grilled meat.

Honestly, they just sing together.

You could serve your steak with chips or mash but this salad is a real crowd pleaser, so if you want a light supper then just go for the greens

To make enough for two you’ll need:

1 T-Bone steak

2 handfuls of flat leaf parsley

3 large garlic cloves

2tsp of dried oregano

3tbsp white wine vinegar

Half a cup of olive oil

Red chilli flakes

Salt + pepper

2 cobs of corn

Bowlful of rocket

1 avocado, chopped

2 handfuls of cherry tomatoes, chopped

Juice of 1 lemon

Start by heating up a griddle pan. Just as it starts to smoke, pop your corn into the pan. No oil. Leave it to cook & blacken in places, rolling around so it cooks all over.

Once it’s a deep gold all over and freckled in places, it’s done.

Chop it off the cob.

Toss it into a bowl with the rocket, tomatoes and avocado.

Squeeze over a lemon.

A drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of flaked salt.

Leave to one side.

Chuck your parsley into a food processor.

Add your oregano and peeled garlic cloves. Pulse until you’re left with something like cut grass.

I wish you could smell this, it’s unbelievable!

Pour your olive oil, vinegar, chilli flakes, salt & pepper into the blender and blitz.

Pour the resulting nectar into a pot & place to one side.

Get that griddle nice and hot again.

Sprinkle your steak with salt (I used smoked salt, which is awesome) and a few grinds of pepper.

When the pan’s smoking, add your steak.

Let it sizzle away for a couple of minutes, then flip.

While it’s cooking get your table ready.

Put your salad in a nice bowl, get a wooden board out for your steak and pop your sauce on there too.

When it’s cooked to perfection, take your steak off the heat and leave on another board to rest for a few mins.

Cover it in tin foil and a tea towel to keep warm.

Light your candles, pour your wine and then it should be good & rested. Pull it out of its juices and place it onto your waiting board.

Use a nice sharp knife to cut the bone away (leaving a bit of meat on there too) and then slice up the rest.

Smother your slices in that deep emerald sauce.

And tuck in!

Personally I’d save the bone for him to gnaw on at the end of the meal. It’s a real prize!

Polish it all off with a few chocolate dipped strawberries. They’re very romantic, y’know.

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  • Rebecca

    Recipes are good, but more London-isms and restaurant reviews please Rosie – you’re the Londoner after all!! x

    • Rosie

      Should be out and about a bit more once boring January’s over, Becca!
      Everyone’s staying in & feeling sorry for themselves at the mo… bring on Spring!

      • Stephanie Sadler

        Ugh, I’m the same. My London blog is suffering from the weather for sure!

    • Mollie Bylett

      i agree! can’t wait for summer – icecreams cocktails and terraces!

      Mollie xoxo

  • disqus_7ktvp28bCq

    Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE food and this looks delicious. However ANOTHER ‘recipe’ post? What happened to The Londonder? The restaurant and club reviews, the partying, the cocktails and nights out with the girls? The holidays and weekends away? I do miss that.

    • Rosie

      We’re all hibernating!

      • Sepideh

        I feel ya Rosie…..! Cooking just seems like the best option with the winter weather…!

      • Katie Jane

        Haha I agree- London is far to wet and rainy at the moment and we should all be feeling a bit on the poor side after all that Christmas and January Sales shopping! Eating our way through January sounds like a plan to me!


  • Amber

    Another amazing recipe!! Another one for the list of things to cook!! :)

  • Andrea

    Mmmh this looks crazy delicious!! I’m definitely going to try this for Sunday lunch. :)
    xo Andrea

    • Rosie

      Good call Andrea!

  • Rachel Phipps

    This looks amazing Rose, I’ve really been loving all of your recipes so far this year. Also, I can think of a certain someone who’ll like this!!

    • Rosie

      Thanks Rach! x

  • Anisa from The Macadames

    Yummy Rosie! Chimichurri is one of my fav things to make to go with steak!

    Have a nice day!

    Mademoiselle C. xx

    • Rosie

      Best combo ever!

  • jack

    That isnt a T-bone. Looks good though

  • Anon

    Was the inspiration for this the Jamie Oliver avocado and lemon salad? I had it for the first time a couple of years ago (having never liked avocado) and can’t stop making it now! But it is a real crowd pleaser and so simple!

    • Rosie

      Oh I haven’t seen that one, sounds delish though! Will look it up, thanks Flo!

  • Gaby

    That looks soooo good. My man is a real meat eater so I know how to treat him now! Strawberries are for sissys meat all the way! The Gift of Gaby

    • Rosie

      Glad we’re on the same page G! x

  • Cecilia Halling

    I love the look of the Chimichurri sauce!

    • Rosie

      It’s so good Cecilia! You can pop the leftovers into a jar and use it on all sorts of things. I particularly like chicken & chimichurri sandwiches.

  • KLG_Hair

    Wow!! This looks amazing! Can’t beat a bit of beef and salad. x

  • CassieOD

    The neanderthal version of the ‘lady & the tramp’ meatball moment :), looks so delish x

    • Rosie

      ha! Exactly Cassie!

  • Sarah Gouin

    Looks fab.!!

  • Milly

    looks delicious rosie! cannot wait to try x

  • Niamh

    Is this in the 80% or a bit too naughty? You should tag your recipes 80% and 20%!

    • Rosie

      80% good! Next to no fat, zero sugar… just goodness!

    • Sepideh

      I like your idea of tagging recipes the 80% or 20% !!! Love it!

  • Nicole Marie Story

    Although I don’t eat meat, this has inspired me to host a date night! Love! Especially the wine and strawberries :)

    • Rosie

      Great to hear Nicole! Always good to spark a little romance 😉

  • intotheblonde

    That salad looks so colourful! I don’t eat red meat so would probably try this with chicken – looks super yummy!

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  • Robs T

    This just reaffirms to me how I could never become a vegetarian. Great recipe Rosie.

  • Em Sheldon

    My boyfriend and me have a personal joke about Chimichurri – he thinks it’s acceptable when buying a pizza from Dominoes to get chimichurri rather than extra meat – well you’ve just proven him right, i’m gonna make him this steak as a sorry for all the times I’ve mocked him for wanting chimichurri haha! He’s gonna love it – top girlfriend points for me. Thanks Rose!

    Love Em xxx

  • Erin Caylor

    It’s 8am here and now I really want a nice big steak! Thanks Rosie!

  • Guest

    This sounds amaaaaazing! & for a great price too. Definitely going to have to make this for my boyfriend (and let him think i’ve suddenly turned into a whizz in the kitchen) Thanks :)!!

  • House of Herby

    I loooooove your recipes! This is so simple I wish I’d thought of it!

  • Emily Frances

    I LOVE all your recipes! Especially these meat ones. Do more of them definitely! :) xx

  • aligater7

    I really enjoy the recipes…keep them coming :)

  • Emma

    My boyfriend and I have always been hugee fans of a good steak and some Malbec after visiting Argentina. he’s coming over to visit me in Paris for Valentine’s day so I may just have to suggest this one to save some dollar instead of going out…. prefer a good steak over strawberries too!

    Thank you!

  • Vicky

    Oooh this looks fantastic! We treat ourselves and go to Hawksmoor every now and then but it’s so expensive that this will come in very handy for a cheaper date night alternative! Thanks Rosie :-) x

  • Janis Cronin

    Will definitely be trying this! I made your salted truffles at Christmas and dispatched them to family and friends in beautiful gift bags, they thought they had died and gone to (chocolate) heaven – thank you! x

  • Katie Albury

    Oh my, this looks amazing!! You ‘ve given me the perfect idea for a Valentine’s meal…it will go down a storm!

    Katie x

  • Cat Unwin

    This is when I really feel the heartbreak of having a veggie boyfriend.. all the more steak for me though I guess! xx

  • Sarah

    Loving your jan recipes- After a hectic December of being out and about this is right up my street! Thank you x

  • JaxGilly

    I’m normally a Veggie for personal health reasons, but this month is my MEAT MONTH. Meaning one month a year that I indulge myself in meat ( I usually pick a cold weather month, when my anemia is at its peak). This recipe could not have come at a better time! So excited to try it out!

  • Dagny Sundstrom

    I think all the recipes right now are perfect as many of us are staying in this month more than usual :-) can’t wait to try this one out on the weekend with my boyfriend!

  • Amy Lau

    Ahhh yes – steak is a date winner indeed 😀
    Loving this post – I’ve also been laying low this January and cooking more

  • Nicola Farrell

    This looks amazing. I’d change the name to ‘yes I’m greedy and No, I’m not sharing steak’ though, although granted it doesn’t quite roll of the tongue like ‘date steak’.

  • Nina

    Oh thank god you posted this! I’m making a three course meal for a special someone’s birthday at the end of the month and he loves meat and I had no idea what to cook for the main, so this has been a godsend! I’m sure he’ll love this and I’ll get massive brownie points. Thank you Rosie!


    Nina from little nomad

  • Amy

    Oh Rosie, your mouth watering recipes are not good for my January ‘Be good and Healthy!’ attitude. Perhaps though… Would this be on the 80 or 20 side ?

  • elizabeth norris

    I love the recipe posts! Can’t wait to try this out :)

  • maidannutengaracasteddu

    what about a little trip to sardinia? Today in Cagliari the weather is sunny and incredibly warm for January. 16°C….I had a little lunch with my friends seaside eating fresh sea ursins with crispy pane carasau and vermentino wine…My favourite confort food for a bllody monday!!!! Come, all of you, and have a look, instead of freezing yourself

  • Small Hettie

    I love your recipes Rosie. Great for January hibernation! x

  • Emily Melling

    Personally I love your recipe posts (well, I like all your posts but if it involves food I get to eat then even better) I’ve made a fair few of your recipes and they’ve all been hits! Thanks very much! Emily XxX

  • Sarah

    That Looks Amazing! I agree steak and red wine at home could be the perfect date night meal! Can’t wait to try

  • Rachel Murphree

    I love me some Chimichurri, although I always end up singing to the tune of “chim-chiminey…” from Mary Poppins. I love spreading it on a cedar planked salmon; it’s to die for!

    – Rachel @ With Love, Rachel

  • Jenna

    Everything looks so healthy and delicious. I don’t know why people are moaning about the lack of London post, you are ‘the Londoner’ but you also eat. I’m enjoying these fresh, healthy recipes, especially after a rather indulgent Christmas! Besides, i’d rather be in the kicthen cooking then outside in the freezing cold and rain!

    Jenna ||

  • Devon Taylor

    Another amazing post – LOVE your recipes. I’m moving in with my boyfriend in 2 weeks and I think I’ll be whipping this up for him as a last date night before we are roomies! Thanks!

  • Sabrina In Monaco

    OMG rosie this looks EPIC!

  • Caroline L.

    Your date’s a lucky man, Rosie! xx
    Perpetually Caroline

  • Teffy

    Looks delicious Rosie! How long do you usually leave your steak on?

    I love red meat, but I sometimes get so paranoid about undercooking that I do the unthinkable and overcook. yikes.

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  • Lauren S

    good lord i think i’ve gone to food heaven. Rosie this is perfect you’ve won me over good and proper with all my food loves, i will definitely be making this asap !

    Lauren x

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  • Sarah Mira Nöckel

    Thanks a lot, rosie. This is great for two and men will probably like it too :)

  • Sepideh

    Looks so good!!! This could be a good date night idea for V-day!! (or any other date night for that matter!)

  • Camille

    I shouldn’t have looked at this before dinner, now all I want is steak :-)

  • The Girl of the Hour

    The chimichurri reminds me of when I used to live in Argentina. Honesltly, one has not lived if they haven’t ate an argentinian bife de chorizo with chimichurri on top. I used to think the word was really fun to say, so I’d just take up any excuse to use it.
    Anyways that’s a great date dish, I’m sure you impressed that men with it.

  • Jennifer Michelle

    Rosie, I do love your posts. They’re a vicarious escape. What I love more, however, is how you handle yourself. When people criticize your site, you are graceful and don’t take it to heart. I admire how you either redirect them to a positive attribute or use humor. It’s impressive! And a lesson I must learn, as well.

  • Aisling

    Great post, don’t think anyone should be complaining about another recipe!! Love that you have fab bargain recipes and ideas. Inspired!

  • Alexandra @ Team Starnes

    Yum! I’ll definitely try the chimichurri. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Tarin Chase

    Is rocket the same as arugula for your American readers? It looks like it, but as there are about a million types of lettuce it might just be one I haven’t tried yet.

  • Anna Dolan

    I love all the lifestyle posts, and I love the recipes as well!! especially since some are naughty and some are healthy, a girls’ gotta live! xo from the states!

  • Liv Caisley

    Oh Rose you’ve done it again! Definitely trying this one. Sending warm, summer vibes from Sydney xx

  • Sheila

    Hi Rosie,
    Where did you get that beautiful blue tablecloth?

  • Kristen Lukenbill

    This looks insanely delicious! I can’t wait to try this recipe out!

    xO Kristen

  • HonestMum

    This looks incredible and perfect for my paleo/low carb way of eating. Your food styling and photography is sublime!

  • Michelle
  • Katie @ The Surly Housewife

    One of the best things I have learned in the kitchen is how to make a good steak. It’s an awesome thing to have for an at home date night with some nice wine :) Especially since we are on a budget with two small kids. It’s so much easier to just make it at home. BTW this chimichurri looks ah-mazing!!

  • MissEmmySue

    I’m actually a vegetarian but can definitely appreciate how amazing this would be for a meat-eater! The sauce and salad both look phenomenal- I may have to try them with grilled tofu or tempeh. Thanks, lady! xoxo

  • Phoebe Limanta

    That looks so delish! My hubby would go nuts over the T-Bone!

  • Alexa F

    I love chimichurri. I used to go to a food truck in Washington Heights (NYC) for the best.

  • dollydockett

    I love your Recipes so so much!

  • Champagne Sunday

    Yeah, I dare say that chimichurri sauce rivals bearnaise sauce as the best steak topper. Yum!


  • Georgina

    I love new steak sauce ideas! Adding this one to my recipe index to try out soon definitely, it looks so fresh, reminds me of spring :) xx

  • mediamarmalade

    Love the look of this recipe, AMAZING. Cant’ wait to try this on Saturday

    mel x


    YUM YUM! I got two bottles of red wine for secret santa at the office now I got a reason to drink them 😉 x

  • Urvashi Salaria
  • Jo crawford

    Love this! My boyfriend and I are moving to London from Scotland next week so yummy recipes are a must until we get our bearings! Keep them coming :) xx

  • Georgina

    This looks incredible. Saving this one for when a certain man who lives in my house needs a treat. Thanks!

  • Vanessa

    The Chimichurri was a delicious addition to our beef tenderloin the other night! Thanks, Rosie!

  • Lilia Esperon

    Being from Mexico, I have access to amazing chimichurri made by an argentinian friend! You can also try it mixed with cream and parmesan cheese to make a delicious creamy spaghetti sauce…

  • Kaitlyn

    Everyone loved this!!! we put the sauce on everything, sandwiches, eggs, much more . simply the best!!