This board sauce for steaks is perfect for any steak and grilled or smoked beef roasts. You will wonder why you haven’t used it all along. Our recipe has an Argentinian influence but calls for serrano peppers in addition to other ingredients. Remember to adjust this recipe to suit your tastes and choose a milder pepper if preferred.
What can be better than a perfectly grilled or smoked steak? Well, for starters, topping it with this board sauce for steaks! The first time I tried this dressing, it was simply incredible. I highly recommend using it whenever possible, and the ingredients are easy to find right in your local supermarket. This recipe makes about 1 cup of board sauce.
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Flat-leaf parsley (Italian parsley)
- Green onions
- Serrano pepper (sub with jalapeno or a milder pepper)
- Red wine vinegar (sub with fresh lemon or lime juice)
- Salt and black pepper
Making Board Sauce for Steaks:
- Gather your board sauce ingredients, a sharp knife, and a clean cutting board to assemble board sauce.
- Place peeled garlic cloves in a small microwave-safe bowl with 1 tablespoon of water—cook in the microwave for 45 seconds. Garlic should be a little soft but still firm. Warming them will reduce the acidity of the raw garlic but still retain much of its flavor.
- Remove garlic from the microwave and let them stand for 1 minute.
- Remove seeds and stem from the pepper. I recommend using food-safe gloves to keep your hands from absorbing the serrano juices.
- Chop green onion, flat-leaf parsley, garlic, and serrano pepper together on the cutting board.
- Add olive oil and vinegar. Continue chopping (mincing) these items until they incorporate the liquids.
- Season board sauce with salt and pepper and mix through. If the board sauce is too dry, add another tablespoon of olive oil to the mixture.
How to Use a Board Sauce:
- Option 1: Slice the cooked steak, and add pieces straight onto the cutting board. Using tongs, gently toss the steak with the board sauce. Serve immediately.
- Option 2: Dollop your desired amount directly onto the steak.
- Option 3: Serve this board sauce for steak on the side.
Like this Recipe? Try Board Sauce on these steaks!
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley
- 2 medium green onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 small green serrano pepper Sub with jalapeno or favorite pepper
- 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar sub with lemon or lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Use a clean cutting board to assemble dressing.
- Place peeled garlic clove in a small microwave-safe bowl with 1 tablespoon of water. Microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute. Garlic should be a little soft, but still firm. This will reduce the acidity of the raw garlic, but retain much of its flavor. Remove from microwave and let it stand for 30-60 seconds.
- Chop green onion (white and green portions), flat-leaf parsley, garlic, and serrano pepper right on the cutting board. Add olive oil and vinegar. Mince these items, as it incorporates the liquids. Season with salt and pepper and mix through. If dressing is too dry, add another tablespoon of olive oil to the dressing.
- Slice the cooked steak, and add pieces straight onto the cutting board. Using tongs, gently toss the meat with board dressing. Serve immediately.
- The meat pictured in this recipe is beef tri-tip, but this dressing can use this on all types of steaks, and beef roasts.