Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is an uncooked green sauce used both in cooking and as a table condiment. It originated in the countryside of Argentina and Uruguay, and comes in a green and a red version. This versions key ingredients are simple - parsley, cilantro, olive oil, garlic, and vinegar. Also great for adding to roasted potatoes, scrambled eggs and or for other meats like poultry, other cuts of beef, pork or fish. #beef #poultry #seafood #sides


Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds flank steak (or other cut of steak)

For Rub:

  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

For Chimichurri:

  • 1 cup firmly packed fresh cilantro

  • 1 cup firmly packed fresh Italian flat leaf parsley

  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves (can substitute 2 teaspoons dried oregano)

  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar

  • 3 cloves of garlic cut up

  • ½ teaspoon Himalayan salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ½ cup olive oil

Directions:

  1. For rub, in a small bowl combine the 1 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, cumin, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle mixture evenly over both sides of steak; rub in with your fingers. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for one hour.

  2. For chimichurri, in a food processor, using the “S” blade, or blender; combine cilantro, parsley, oregano, vinegar, garlic, and ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon cumin, and the crushed red pepper. With processor or blender running slowly, add oil through opening in lid, in a thin steady stream until mixture is smooth. Set aside.

  3. For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce to medium. Place steak on grill rack over medium heat turning once halfway through grilling. (About 7-9 minutes for medium rare or 10-12 minutes for medium; including the time to turn it over halfway through).

  4. Let steak stand for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with chimichurri sauce.