Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

In Argentina, grilled steaks are served with a bright green condiment know as chimichurri sauce. It's a pureed mixture of fresh herbs such as parsley and oregano, garlic, olive oil, and vinegar. A fresh jalapeno chile gives extra kick to this recipe.

Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
Servings: 4 Prep 15 mins Marinate 4 hrs Grill 8 mins


  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 jalapeno chile, seeded and white ribs removed
  • 3/4 cup packed flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh oregano leaves
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound skirt steak

Make It

1. In a food processor, pulse garlic and jalapeno until finely chopped. Add parsley and oregano; pulse until herbs are coarsely chopped. Add oil, vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper; pulse until mixture has a uniform consistency.

2. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine skirt steak and 1/4 cup of the sauce. Seal and shake to coat meat. Refrigerate for 4 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining sauce.

3. Heat a gas grill to high or prepare charcoal grill with hot coals (you may also use a grill pan). Lightly coat grill rack with oil or nonstick cooking spray. Grill steak for 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium rare. Let rest, tented with foil, for 5 minutes before slicing.

4. To serve, thinly slice steak. Serve with barley pilaf (recipe follows) and remaining chimichurri sauce on the side.

Barley Pilaf:

5. Simmer 1/2 cup barley in 2 cups of chicken broth for 20 minutes, covered, or until tender. Stir in 3/4 cup frozen peas, thawed, 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, 2 tablespoons of the chimichurri sauce, 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes before serving to absorb any liquid.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 458, Fat, total (g): 26, chol. (mg): 58, sat. fat (g): 11, carb. (g): 28, fiber (g): 6, pro. (g): 27, sodium (mg): 685, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.