I just went and got the gas in the grill refilled and I was ready to grill out. I just didn’t know what to grill. I asked Dana and within a second she said skirt steak with chimichurri sauce. It took little to no effort on her part to come up with this. I had never made it, but it sounded great. Grilled steak covered in a spicy pesto like sauce. This was a nice refreshing summer meal. The steak was grilled perfectly and the fresh chimichurri sauce screamed summer. If you are looking for the perfect summer dish, grilled skirt steak with chimichurri sauce is a winner.
Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce – (Adapted from Tyler Florence)
- 3-4 pounds skirt steak(s)
- 6 cloves garlic
- 2 jalapenos
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 bunch fresh flat leaf parsley
- 1 handful fresh oregano
- 2 limes, juiced
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp freshly cracked pepper
The first step is to make the chimichurri sauce. The steaks are going to be marinating in this sauce, so it must be made first.
Place the cloves, jalapenos and red wine vinegar into a food processor. Process until finely diced.
Next add the parsley, oregano, lime juice and seasoning. Process until finely chopped.
Turn the processor on and slowly drizzle the olive oil into the mixture. Once all of the olive oil is incorporated the sauce is ready.
Place the skirt steak(s) into a gallon plastic bag. Then cover the steak with 3/4 of the chimichurri sauce. Let the steak marinate for 1-4 hours. The longer it marinates the better the flavor. However, you do not want this to marinate too long as it contains a lot of acid from the lime juice and it will start cooking the steak. Reserve the remaining chimichurri sauce to serve over the grilled steak.
Preheat the grill to high. Remove the steak(s) from the bag and place directly on the grill.
Grill the steaks for about 4-5 minutes per side or until nice grill marks occur.
Once grilled to the desired doneness, remove the steaks from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes. Then slice the meat across the grain and place onto a platter.
Spoon the reserved chimichurri sauce over the meat and enjoy!
This steak was to die for. It was amazing and juicy. The perfect fresh dish for the summer.
Side Note – At the store I could not find skirt steaks for the life of me. So I asked the butcher for some assistance. I felt like and idiot when I asked the butcher for a skirt steak and he came out and pointed at the black package right underneath me. Oops. The store by me only carries skirt steaks that are pre-packaged and vacuumed sealed. So that is why I could not find them. Their packaging was totally off from the rest of the steaks. I guess I passed right over them. Keep that in mind when you do your shopping.