Food Truck Friday: The Meat Truck, LLC

(WTNH)– Owner Jose Perez and his cook/cousin Chris Morales from the The Meat Truck, LLC  show us how to make a Chimichurri Steak Sandwich.

The MEAT truck is a butcher shop inspired, gourmet sandwich truck. It’s the brainchild of a self proclaimed MEAT addict. Jose Perez, had long envisioned starting a food truck business centered on his favorite thing to eat, MEAT.  Their mission is to build a sandwich truck with an emphasis on quality and freshness. The concept is handcrafted, MEAT inspired sandwiches with the MEAT, being the main attraction.  They slow roast, braise, smoke, and grill all of our their MEATS. Whenever possible, they like to purchase our ingredients from local farmers and suppliers.

They can be found at Science Park Thursdays and Fridays from 11-2 for lunch, 344 Winchester Ave. Also, the Sunoco gas station on Rt.80 in New Haven, 350 Foxon Blvd., Fridays from 3-6 and Saturdays 11-6.

For more information, call 203-928-9021  or go to www.themeattruckco.com.

Easy at home recipe:

Chimichurri Steak Sandwich-

Chimichurri sauce-

1-bunch of fresh chopped cilantro with the stems cut off

5- Cloves of garlic- Peeled and crushed

3- chopped green onion (scallion)

¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil

The juice of half of a Lime, squeezed

Salt and Pepper to taste

Mix in bowl thoroughly

Sundried Tomato spread-

½ a cup of pureed sun-dried tomato’s

½ small can of tomato paste (4 oz can)

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar

Salt and Pepper to taste

Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.

6oz- steak of choice to desired doneness. Seasoned with salt and pepper

Bread- Ciabatta sub rolls

First, butter and toast Ciabatta bread. Spread sun-dried tomato mixture on the bottom half of the toasted bread, about 1-tablespoon. Add, sliced grilled steak. Top steak with chimichurri sauce, about 1-2 tablespoons. You can add charred red onions as an option.

Apple wood smoked pulled pork sandwich with Apple slaw-

Apple Slaw-

16oz- sliced green cabbage

4oz-sliced red cabbage

2oz- Shaved carrots

4- green onions chopped

2- julienne Green apples

2oz- white vinegar

2-3 tablespoons of granulated sugar

4 tablespoons of mayonnaise

Lime juiced

Salt and pepper to taste

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