Main Dishes

Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Viking Cooking School

Ingredients
  • 1 (packed) cup fresh cilantro
  • ¼ (packed) cup fresh oregano
  • 1 (packed) cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1½ tsp. kosher salt, or to taste
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar, or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 (1¼-pound) skirt steak

Directions
For the Chimichurri Sauce

  1. In a blender, combine the herbs, garlic, pepper flakes, salt, pepper, vinegar, lemon juice and California Olive Ranch EVOO.
  2. Process to make a thick, textured puréed sauce.
  3. Taste, and adjust the seasoning as needed with salt, pepper, pepper flakes and vinegar.
For the Skirt Steak
  1. Combine the skirt steak and 1/3 cup of the Chimichurri in a plastic zip-top bag; remove as much air as possible. Place in the refrigerator and marinate for at least 2 hours and up to overnight. Reserve the remaining Chimichurri to use as a sauce.  
  2. Remove the steak from the marinade, and discard. Shake off the excess, then pat dry with paper towel; allow to come to room temperature for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high. Clean and oil the grates to prevent sticking. Grill until the meat is seared and crusty on the outside and medium-rare on the inside (internal temperature 130° to 135°F), about 3 to 4 minutes per side. For medium, cook to 140° to 145°F.
  4. Allow the steak to rest for at least 5 minutes, then slice across the grain on the diagonal into thin slices. Serve with Chimichurri Sauce.
Time Level Yield
2+ hours (marinade), 10 minutes (cook) Easy 4 servings

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