Need an easy grilling recipe for steak? This delicious chimichurri sauce is perfect for tenderizing lean and healthy flank steak this summer.
Summer & grilling go hand in hand and this year we have been thrilled to be playing with our brand new gas grill. I've been firing up recipe after recipe as I learn how to use it and Tim has been thrilled with the variety of meats and seafood that have been hitting our dinner table. When our local grocery store Harris Teeter approached me about creating a recipe featuring their very tender beef, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it: chimichurri steak!!
Fantastic meat like this doesn't require marinading--we'd normally just season the steak and pop it on the grill--but my herb garden was literally exploding with cilantro and this recipe makes great use of it in large quantities. You just puree everything up in a food processor and let it mingle in the fridge until you're ready to grill. Chimichurri sauce couldn't be easier or fresher tasting.
This recipe brings back great memories, a boss of mine introduced us to chimichurri steak years ago when he would bring in the marinaded flank steak to grill at the office over lunchtime. It was an instant hit. When we tried it at home, that crazy bright green was so alarming to Tim. But the smell of the grilled product quickly won him over. It became one of his favorite ways to prepare steak.
Our old grill gave up the ghost and was left behind during our move to North Carolina. We were super excited to resurrect this recipe from the archives and try it again. My advice is to be sure to reserve some of the marinade for extra drizzles, it works great stirred into simple white rice or over the fresh tomatoes. We happily slather it on just about anything. My boss used this recipe to make chimichurri steak sandwiches--the marinade also works great as a sauce with toasted crusty bread and the hot steak.