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steak with chimichurri sauce on a blue and white enamel plate

Three South American Recipes for a Dinner Party - Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

The Home Cook's Kitchen
A South American feast wouldn’t be complete without a delicious and easy steak with chimichurri recipe! Quick and easy, this steak is great for cooking for large crowds. 
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine South American
Servings 6 people
Calories 323 kcal

Ingredients
 

Chimichurri Sauce

  • 1 bunch flat leaf parsley very, very finely chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 4 tbsp oregano very finely chopped
  • 1/2 a jalapeno seeds removed, finely diced
  • zest of one lemon
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1/4-1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Steaks

  • 6 pieces of good quality steak around 3.5oz/100g per person
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 2 tsp salt divided between the 6 steaks
  • 2 tsp pepper divided between the 6 steaks

Instructions
 

Chimichurri Sauce

  • Combine parsley, garlic, oregano, jalapeno, lemon zest, juice and salt and pepper in a small bowl. 
  • Add olive oil (I usually start with ¼ cup) and stir. You want a consistency that is similar to a pesto. I usually like to see a little olive oil swimming in the chimichurri. 
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp of grapeseed oil over high heat– you’ll need an oil with a high smoking point with a neutral flavour. That is why I prefer to use grapeseed oil.
  • Add your steaks, and cook according to preferences. Depending on the size of the steak, this could be anywhere from 3 minutes, to 8 minutes per side. As a general guide, I tend to wait until I see blood appear on the top side of the steak before I flip it. Do not flip the steak more than once, otherwise, it’ll become tough. 
  • Let the steak rest for 5 minutes, before slicing it into pieces.
  • Serve with the chimichurri. 

Nutrition

Calories: 323kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 20gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 1221mgPotassium: 369mgFiber: 1gVitamin A: 885IUVitamin C: 14.4mgCalcium: 78mgIron: 3.7mg
Keyword Chimichurri Sauce, Steak
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