Recipe for Marinated Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
Ingredients for Flank Steak:
1½ lbs. flank steak, sliced into thin strips
2 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp. fresh lime juice
Salt and pepper
Ingredients for Chimichurri Sauce:
1/3 cup fresh cilantro
1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 cloves fresh garlic, peeled
¾ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp. ground cumin
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper
Tip: To better enjoy the flavors of this meal, marinate the steaks and make the chimichurri sauce the night before you prepare the meal.
1. To prepare the chimichurri sauce, combine the olive oil, vinegar, parsley, cilantro, garlic, red pepper flakes, lemon juice, and cumin in a food processor. Blend until smooth.
Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and set aside.
2. To prepare the marinate, combine the olive oil, lime juice, and chopped garlic in a small glass bowl and then mix with a fork. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
3. Place the flank steak in a large, sealable plastic bag and add the olive oil mixture. Tightly seal the bag and turn a couple of times to coat the steak in the marinade.
Place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
4. To prepare, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the steak from the marinade and allow excess to drip off before adding to the hot skillet.
Cook the steak for 3-4 minutes, then turn and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes for medium-rare results. Adjust cooking times to reach the desired level of doneness.
5. Remove from heat and transfer steak to a cutting surface. Let rest for 5 minutes before cutting into very thin slices against the grain.
6. To serve, drizzle steak with some chimichurri sauce. Put the remaining sauce in a small bowl for those who prefer a little more.
Prep time: 10 minutes + time to marinate
Cook time: 10 minutes
Enjoy this marinated flank steak with classic chimichurri sauce!
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