This chimichurri sauce is so simple, there’s no reason not to put this on repeat no matter the season. If you’re still experiencing gorgeous weather this is a FANTASTIC recipe for the grill. Or if your weather has hit the temperamental autumnal stage, you can cook this steak up in a cast iron skillet on the stovetop.
Either way, if you’ve chosen a good cut of meat, the chimichurri sauce is a NO FAIL flavor booster. This recipe comes from The Scramble* I used my leftover sauce on a few salads through the rest of the week, and put a small amount in with my leftover steak, too!
What is your preferred steak recipe? Does it include a special sauce? A killer side? I’d love to hear! Happy hump day, friends!
1 1/2 lbs. steak
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper, or to taste
4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil (plus 1 Tbsp. for the stake)
1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 – 2 lemon, juice only, 1/4 cup (with extra for serving if desired)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes, or more to taste
In a small serving bowl, combine the parsley, 4 Tbsp. oil, lemon juice, garlic, ¼ tsp. salt, and the red pepper flakes. (You can make the sauce up to 2 hours in advance.)
Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Or a heat a heavy cast iron skillet over medium-high heat on your stovetop. Season the steak with salt and pepper. Brush a little oil on the grates or add 1 Tbsp. oil to the hot skillet. Cook the steak for 4 – 6 minutes per side until it is cooked to your liking.
Set the steak on a cutting board, and let it rest for about 5 minutes. Then slice it thinly across the grain. Serve it with the chimichurri sauce.
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