Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins
This skirt steak recipe is marinaded, grilled and accented with chimichurri, which is a common condiment in Argentina. I like to serve this with Cilantro Lime Rice (Cilantro Lime Rice) by HappyVal. A nice Kolsch beer really compliments this dish.
- 2 lbs skirt steaks
- 1 cup vegetable oil (I prefer using peanut)
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic
- 4 tablespoons pureed canned chipotle chiles
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 3⁄4 cup olive oil
- 2 lemons, juice of
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley, no stems
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro, no stems
- 1 pinch red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper
- Combine all marinade ingredients in large shallow bowl.
- Place meat in marinade for at least 15 minutes up to 3 hours.
- Prepare sauce by combining all ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Heat an oiled, well-seasoned grill over high heat until hot.
- Grill steak, turning occasionally, for about 2 minutes per side for thin pieces or 4 to 6 minutes per side for thicker pieces (medium-rare).
- Portion onto 4 dinner plates.
- Drizzle with the chimichurri sauce.
Great marinade!!!! Absolutely fantastic! The first time I made this I did not use the chipotles, and it still came out excellent. However, the second time I did include the chipotles and let me tell you it was quite the amazing difference!
I did not use chipotles, but instead added chipotle powder, ancho powder and cayenne to the marinade. I also subbed smoked paprika for regular, adjusted the chimichurri ingredients to taste as I was making it, and cooked the steak in the broiler. Oh my. . . I cannot say enough about how good this is. My DBF says, "It's like the steak tastes SO good and the sauce tastes SO good and then you put them together and it's like 'PapowPowPowZingPaPow' in my mouth!". Thanks for the recipe!
This looks muy delicioso! I love chimmichurri with steak, but haven't tried marinating the meat beforehand then adding the chimmichurri. I'll definitely give this a try!