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Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 cup sherry wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 tablespoons fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves
  • 3 tablespoons garlic
  • 2 tablespoons shallots
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 (1 3/4 to 2-pound) skirt steak

Preparation

In a food processor, combine the olive oil, sherry vinegar, lemon juice, parsley, basil, oregano, garlic and shallots. Pulse until well blended but do not pureed. Add 1/4 teaspoon of the black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and the crushed red pepper. Remove 1 cup of the chimichurri sauce from the processor and transfer to a bowl bowl, cover with plastic wrap and reserve at room temperature for up to 6 hours

Season the steak with 1 teaspoon of the kosher salt on each side, as well as 1/4 teaspoon of the black pepper per side and place in a large, ziploc plastic bag. Add the remaining chimichurri sauce from the processor. Seal bag and refrigerate the steak for 3 hours.

Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium heat.

When the steak has finished marinating, remove it from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for 30 minutes. Brush the excess chimichurri sauce off the steak and put the steak over the hot grill. Cook for 6 minutes on the first side. Rotate the steak 45 degrees, and cook another 6 minutes. Turn the steak over and continue to cook until the steak is done, about 6 to 8 minutes for medium-rare. Once cooked, lay the steak on a clean cutting board, and allow it to rest for 5 to 7 minutes before slicing across the grain into 2-inch wide strips. Serve with crusty bread and the reserved chimichurri sauce.

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