Pan-Seared Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

This Skirt Steak recipe is simply prepared but embraces bold flavor as you top it with Chimichurri, a rich Argentinean sauce that includes fresh herbs, garlic, vinegar and olive oil. From pan-searing to grilling, you can enjoy this skirt steak recipe year-round!

Beef, Dinner, Family

For the Steak:

  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds skirt steak (cut it in half, crosswise)

For the Chimichurri Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:
Steak:
1. Lightly salt the steak and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Using paper towels, pat dry and season a second time with salt and black pepper.
2. Set a lightly greased cast iron pan on the stovetop, and set to medium-high heat. Cook steak 3-4 minutes per side until meat is pleasantly charred and medium-rare.
3. Transfer steak to a carving board and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
4. When you're ready to slice, find the direction of the grain (which way the muscle fibers are aligned), then slice across the grain rather than parallel with it.
5. Serve with Chimichurri Sauce.

Chimichurri Sauce:
1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until well combined. Please note: the consistency will be soup-like.
Optional: Prepare your Chimichurri sauce ahead of time and marinate your skirt steak for at least 3 hours or overnight prior to cooking. Then, top reserve sauce over cooked meat.

MetPro Phase Notes: Make sure you are correctly proportioning the fat (olive oil and steak) for your specific meal phase.

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