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Churrasco & Chimichurri

Churrasco & Chimichurri

Churrasco & Chimichurri is a popular dish here in South Florida. Churrasco is steak – grilled steak, and there are many variations of good chimichurri, they’re all a little different.

 

This is my take; I use real simple ingredients, letting the parsley and the olive oil take a starring role. Simple, but oh so delicious! This meal is a favorite at my house, and that’s great because it’s super easy to make.

 

Pair the steaks with white rice and a side of veggies and dinner is done! If you need more grilling inspiration, try these Dr Pepper marinated steak skewers, or these totally amazing patty melts. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients

1 Bunch Parsley (1 cup firmly packed or 2 cups if not packed firmly)

1 Large Garlic Clove, minced or grated

½ tsp. Dried Oregano

½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar

2 tsp. Kosher Salt, divided

¼ tsp. Black Pepper, or to taste

¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes, or to taste

2 lbs. Churrasco (we used outside skirt steak), about 2 large pieces

 

Make the Chimichurri

Cook’s notes: I like making chimichurri with flat leaf parsley but when it is not available at the market, curly parsley works well too.

 

Wash the parsley thoroughly and pat dry. Chop it as fine as possible.

 

Add the chopped parsley to a medium bowl. Add the oregano, garlic, 1 tsp. salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, olive oil and vinegar. Stir the chimichurri well until all of the ingredients are combined.

 

Refrigerate the chimichurri for at least one hour to allow the flavors to meld together. Remove it from the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature before serving.

 

Refrigerate any unused portion, the chimichurri will keep for a few days.

 

Grill the Steaks

Remove the steaks from the refrigerator and let them sit out for a few minutes to take the chill off prior to grilling.

 

Season the steaks with a generous amount of salt, about 1 tsp. Cook the steaks on a preheated grill over moderately high heat for a few minutes on each side until the desired doneness is reached. Let the steaks rest for a few minutes prior to slicing to allow the juices to redistribute.

 

Cook’s notes

Slice skirt or flap steak against the grain, in order to avoid though, chewy meat.

 

Serve the churrasco with the chimichurri and side dishes. Here we made white rice and grilled some grape tomatoes, that were simply seasoned with salt, pepper, and olive oil.

 

4 Servings of steak (8 oz. piece) and makes about 1 cup of chimichurri

 

A note about chimichurri

Chimichurri is a condiment of Argentinian origin that is typically served with meat. It’s a simple combination of parsley, olive oil, vinegar and spices that makes a wonderful addition to steaks, chicken and pork. Although, my husband will put it on rice, beans, bread and anything else he can think of.

 

Make it ahead of time to let the flavors really meld together. Chimichurri will keep in the fridge for a few days, just let it come to room temperature and give it a good stir before using.

 

Churrasco & Chimichurri

Churrasco is steak - grilled steak, and there are many variations of good chimichurri, they’re all a little different.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Refrigerate the chimichurri1 hr
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Latin American
Keyword: grilled steak
Servings: 4
Calories: 591kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Bunch Parsley 1 cup firmly packed or 2 cups if not packed firmly
  • 1 Large Garlic Clove minced or grated
  • ½ tsp. Dried Oregano
  • ½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tsp. Kosher Salt divided
  • ¼ tsp. Black Pepper or to taste
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes or to taste
  • 2 lbs. Churrasco we used outside skirt steak, about 2 large pieces

Instructions

  • Make the Chimichurri
  • Wash the parsley thoroughly and pat dry. Chop it as fine as possible.
  • Add the chopped parsley to a medium bowl. Add the oregano, garlic, 1 tsp. salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, olive oil and vinegar. Stir the chimichurri well until all of the ingredients are combined.
  • Refrigerate the chimichurri for at least one hour to allow the flavors to meld together. Remove it from the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature before serving.

Grill the Steaks

  • Remove the steaks from the refrigerator and let them sit out for a few minutes to take the chill off prior to grilling.
  • Season the steaks with a generous amount of salt, about 1 teaspoon. 
  • Cook the steaks on a preheated grill over moderately high heat for a few minutes on each side until the desired doneness is reached.
  • Let the steaks rest for a few minutes prior to slicing to allow the juices to redistribute. Slice skirt or flap steak against the grain, in order to avoid though, chewy meat.
  • Serve the churrasco with the chimichurri

Notes

  • Slice skirt or flap steak against the grain, in order to avoid though, chewy meat.
  • Serve the churrasco with the chimichurri and side dishes. Here we made white rice and grilled some grape tomatoes, that were simply seasoned with salt, pepper, and olive oil.
  • Chimichurri is a condiment of Argentinian origin that is typically served with meat. It’s a simple combination of parsley, olive oil, vinegar and spices that makes a wonderful addition to steaks, chicken and pork. Make it ahead of time to let the flavors really meld together.
  • Chimichurri will keep in the fridge for a few days, just let it come to room temperature and give it a good stir before using.

Nutrition

Calories: 591kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 1111mg | Potassium: 662mg | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 4.4mg
The nutritional information above is computer generated and is only an estimate. There is no guarantee that it is accurate.This data is provided as a courtesy for informational purposes only.

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