Monday, August 4, 2014

Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri sauce is one of those quintessential summer dishes; it's nothing but fresh herbs and olive oil.  Think of it like South America's pesto sauce, but it's much more flavorful (not that I don't like pesto)!

Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
 {Steak with Chimichurri Sauce}

steak marinating
 {Steak marinating in a spice rub}

 {Making the chimichurri sauce}

Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
 {I was so hungry, I immediately had to take a bite and snap a side picture}

One year ago:   Beef Bourguignon

Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
from Better Homes and Gardens

Makes 4 servings

4 steaks
2 teaspoons chile powder
2 teaspoons sweet smoked Spanish paprika
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1/4 onion, peeled and cut into quarters
1/2 cup olive oil, or more to taste
1.5 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1.5 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon red chile flakes
1 cups tightly packed chopped fresh curly parsley
1/2 cup tightly packed fresh cilantro
1 cup tightly packed fresh mint 
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together chile powder, paprika, pepper, salt, sugar, and oil.
  2. Rub spice mixture on one side of steaks and allow to sit for 30-45 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in a food processor until smooth; store in the fridge until steak is done.
  4. Preheat the grill. 
  5. Cook steak until your desired temperature is reached.
  6. Serve steak with sauce. 
I also had the leftovers with grilled chicken with excellent results.  I basically licked the bowl this was stored in.  The Hubby tried it, and he said he didn't know if he liked it or not because it was "weird".  For the record, he ate chimichurri sauce, twice.  I think he liked it.

And now the winner of our Pyrex Giveaway is---Bea!  I have emailed the winner!

Thanks to all who entered the giveaway!  Check back in September for another!

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