Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
In Argentina, grilled steaks are served with a bright green condiment know as chimichurri sauce. It's a pureed mixture of fresh herbs such as parsley and oregano, garlic, olive oil, and vinegar. A fresh jalapeno chile gives extra kick to this recipe.
Makes 4
Prep 15 m
Marinate 240 m
Grill 8 m

Ingredients

Directions

  1. 1 of 4 In a food processor, pulse garlic and jalapeno until finely chopped. Add parsley and oregano; pulse until herbs are coarsely chopped. Add oil, vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper; pulse until mixture has a uniform consistency.
  2. 2 of 4 In a large resealable plastic bag, combine skirt steak and 1/4 cup of the sauce. Seal and shake to coat meat. Refrigerate for 4 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining sauce.
  3. 3 of 4 Heat a gas grill to high or prepare charcoal grill with hot coals (you may also use a grill pan). Lightly coat grill rack with oil or nonstick cooking spray. Grill steak for 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium rare. Let rest, tented with foil, for 5 minutes before slicing.
  4. 4 of 4 To serve, thinly slice steak. Serve with barley pilaf (recipe follows) and remaining chimichurri sauce on the side.

Barley Pilaf:

  1. 1 of 1 Simmer 1/2 cup barley in 2 cups of chicken broth for 20 minutes, covered, or until tender. Stir in 3/4 cup frozen peas, thawed, 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, 2 tablespoons of the chimichurri sauce, 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes before serving to absorb any liquid.
Nutrition Information for Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Per Serving: 6 g fiber, 685 mg sodium, 458 kcal cal., 27 g pro., 28 g carb., 26 g Fat, total, 58 mg chol., 11 g sat. fat