This steak chimichurri recipe is for carnivore lovers. A perfect grilled rib eye is doused with Argentina’s famous sauce made from sherry vinegar, olive oil, parsley, oregano, garlic, and red pepper flakes.
A show of hands, please, as to who has time to marinate a cut of beef during the week? That’s what we thought. Not to worry. Chimichurri is a deceptively simple mixture of parsley, garlic, oil, and vinegar that packs a wallop of taste explosion even when simply drizzled over steak or chicken or fish or any vegetal object of your affection. Just douse it after grilling. To heck with marinade. Originally published August 8, 2011.–Renee Schettler Rossi
- Quick Glance
- 20 M
- 2 H, 50 M
- Serves 4
- Four (1/2 to 3/4 pound) strip or rib eye steaks, 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick
- Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 1. Place the steaks in a large, nonreactive baking dish. Pour 1/3 cup of the chimichurri in a small dish and pour the rest of the chimichurri over the steaks. Turn the steaks to coat both sides. Cover and refrigerate both the wee amount of chimichurri and the chimichurri-doused steaks, turning occasionally, for at least 2 hours or up to 6 hours. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before grilling.
- 2. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for direct grilling over high heat.
- 3. Grill the steaks directly over the hottest part of the grill, turning and brushing with the marinade once, until nicely charred and cooked to your liking, 3 1/2 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare.
- 4. Let the steaks rest for a few minutes or more. Slice and serve with the reserved chimichurri on the side for drizzling.
Appetizer, Not Entree, Steak Chimichurri
- You can improvise a starter from this steak chimichurri recipe. Just cut the steak into cubes, skewer it onto toothpicks, and serve it with extra chimichurri on the side as a dipping sauce.