FOOD & WINE PAIRING: Flat Iron Steak and Cabernet Sauvignon

Submitted By: Chef Pablo Jacinto of Silverado Resort and Spa

Recipe: Five Dot Ranch Flat Iron Steak, Roasted Potatoes, Delta Asparagus and Chimichurri Sauce

Wine Pairing: 2010 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa, CA)


The Grill at Silverado serves up local, seasonal cuisine with sides of innovation and passion. Chef Pablo Jacinto, a veteran of Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, has decided to share with you his recipe for his famous Five Dot Ranch Flat Iron Steak, Roasted Potatoes, Delta Asparagus and Chimichurri Sauce. Enjoy!

  • 2 (1- pound) five dot ranch flat iron steaks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and Freshly ground black pepper

Prepare the grill (medium-high heat). Sprinkle the steaks with salt and pepper and drizzle with the 2 tablespoons olive oil. Grill to desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare transfers the steaks to a cutting board. Let them rest for 6 minutes.

Roasted Potatoes:
  • 1 pound of mix baby potatoes (new potatoes, fingerling potatoes and purple potatoes)
  • Salt and freshly black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Put the potatoes into a bowl with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and black pepper and toss to mix ingredients. Transfer the potatoes to a large baking dish, spacing them evenly. Roast the potatoes until they are tender and golden, turning them occasionally. Approximately 30 to 45 minutes cooking time.

Roasted Delta Asparagus
  • 1 bunch of delta asparagus
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly black pepper

Toss the asparagus with salt, black pepper and olive oil. Roast until tender, 8 to 10 minutes

Chimichurri Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup minced shallots
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili flakes

Stir olive oil and red wine vinegar together with garlic, shallots, parsley, thyme, chili flakes and oregano; season to taste with salt and black pepper. Allow standing for 1 hour at room temperature before serving.  To assemble set the roasted potatoes side by side with asparagus. Place flat iron on top and ladle over plenty of chimichurri sauce.

About Silverado Resort & Spa
Silverado Resort and Spa is the perfect vacation getaway to the enchanting allures of Napa Valley. Tucked into the rolling hills of world-famous Wine Country, the resort unites state-of-the-art conference facilities with endless leisure activities. Enjoy wine tours and tastings at Northern California's best wineries and discover why Silverado Resort and Spa is a legendary name in Napa Valley.