Gaúcho-Style Flatbread or “Grilled” Skirt Steak (fraldinha) with Chimichurri Sauce Flatbread is an ultimate Brazilian creation. A dish that is prepared using Soy Sauce as a marinade. It is a recipe that can be served as a quick main dish or as an appetizer, once sliced.
By Denise Browning
Gaúcho-Style Flatbread or “Grilled” Skirt Steak (fraldinha) with Chimichurri Sauce Flatbread is our ultimate creation… a dish prepared using Soy Sauce as a marinade, natural browning ‘agent’, and flavor booster. It is a dish that can be served as a quick main dish or as an appetizer, once sliced.
Our gaúcho-style flatbread is a family favorite recipe! The term gaúcho (Portuguese: [ ?a?u?u] ) refers to Brazilian ‘cowboy’ from Southern Brazil as well as to residents from the state of Rio Grande do Sul. In Southern Brazil, skirt steak (or fraldinha — traditionally only salted and grilled) is a popular dish which is often served accompanied by chimichurri sauce, the South American pesto. This green sauce is originally from Argentina, yet widely consumed in Southern Brazil. Having leftovers permitted me to use both the skirt steak and chimichurri sauce as toppings for this flatbread (and pizzas), as well as fillings for sandwiches and tacos.
Denise Browning is a native Brazilian foodie, trained Chef, cooking instructor, restaurant menu/recipe developer, and former lawyer. She is also the author of From Brazil To You - a blog that features Brazilian, fusion, and international dish recipes, stories, and photography of Brazil. Her writing has appeared in Cia Brasil Magazine, while her photography is frequently featured on Foodgawker, TasteSpotting, and Foodepix. She lives in Texas with her American husband and two children.