Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

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Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce #cincodemayo

Typically in our house we don’t really do anything on Cinco de Mayo. Sure we’ll have the occasional Margarita or Enchilada, but thats about it. {I know we’re boring}  This year I’m feeling a little festive, so we are going to celebrate all week with Cinco de Mayo themed recipes! Who doesn’t like a little Latin Cuisine?

Have you ever been to one of those Brazilian Steakhouses? You know, Fogo de Chao or a place like it. The waiters walk around with skewers of perfectly flavored and cooked meats and serve you until your stuffed. {they even give you a little card with a green side for “bring on the meat” and a red side for “slow down, I’m full”} My brother in law LOVES this place, in fact I think they know him by name. 🙂 {well actually they do, I feel like a celebrity when I go with him} Anywho, one of the dishes they give you when you first sit down is a Chimichurri sauce. Chimichurri is a very popular side that can be found on most South American tables. It is typically used as a flavor enhancer for steak, fish, or chicken. This sauce has amazing flavor with fresh cut herbs, garlic, red pepper flakes, and some red wine vinegar. It is sure to add a punch of flavor to any protein.

So, to start off our Cinco de Mayo themed week we will be making a Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce!

To get started, chop up 1 cup of fresh flat leaf parsley, 3/4 cup of fresh cilantro, 1/4 cup of fresh oregano,  and 3 garlic cloves.

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Put this in a  food processor. Add 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar, juice of 1 lime, 2 tsp. of red pepper flakes, and salt & pepper. Process to combine.

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Slowly add 1/2 cup of olive oil and process until smooth. Put in a bowl and place in the refrigerator to sit for 20 minutes. {this lets all the flavors marry… yum!}

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Next, season your skirt steak front and back with olive oil, salt, & pepper. Place on a medium-high grill and grill each side for 4-5 minutes. {the steak cooks fast so keep an eye on it}

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Once done, let sit for 5 minutes before cutting. Serve steak with chimichurri sauce.

Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce #cincodemayo

Enjoy! Buen Provecho! {means “enjoy your meal”}

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Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Beef, Condiments & Sauces, Grilling Recipes, Gluten Free, Paleo

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 skirt steak

Instructions

  1. Chop up flat leaf parsley, cilantro, oregano, and 3 garlic cloves.
  2. Put this in a food processor. Add red wine vinegar, juice of 1 lime, red pepper flakes, and salt & pepper. Process to combine.
  3. Slowly add olive oil and process until smooth.
  4. Put chimichurri in a bowl and place in the refrigerator to sit for 20 minutes. {this lets all the flavors marry… yum!}
  5. Next, season skirt steak front and back with olive oil, salt, & pepper.
  6. Place on a medium-high grill and grill each side for 4-5 minutes. {these cook fast so keep an eye on them}
  7. Once done, let sit for 5 minutes before cutting.
  8. Serve steak with chimichurri sauce.

Notes

Chimichurri Recipe adapted from Saveur

 

For another great Chimichurri Recipe, check out Cheerios & Lattes:

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    1. haha.. thanks girl! 🙂 It would probably be better if I stay away from those places anyways, I always leave feeling so stuffed. At least at home I have portion control! Thanks for pinning, you rock!

  1. […] For todays “hump day” post and Cinco de Mayo themed recipe we are going to make a side dish. I truly believe that you can make all the main dishes you want, but without a rocking side dish it doesn’t mean a thing. This Cilantro Lime Rice will definitely fit the bill. The intense lime flavor partnered with fresh cilantro is the perfect compliment. I paired it with my Tequila Lime Chicken, which will make it lovely appearance on helping hubbie friday. But this Cilantro Lime Rice could go with Fajitas, Beef Tacos, my Creamy Tomatillo Enchiladas, or Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce! […]

  2. […] Remove from refrigerator and let sit 10 minutes prior to putting on the grill. Heat grill to medium high heat. Place skirt steaks on the grill and grill for 4-5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of your steak. Remove from grill, let sit for 5 minutes to let juices sink in and slice. Serve with Homemade Chimichurri Sauce. […]

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