Steak 'n' Halibut Chimichurri

This grilled surf and turf entree is served Argentine-style. Marinate the fish and beef steaks with the flavorful sauce. Chimichurri sauce is a mixture of herbs and garlic and is the favorite condiment for grilled meats in Argentina.

Steak 'n' Halibut Chimichurri
Servings: 4 Prep 15 mins Grill 10 mins


Chimichurri Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Steak and Halibut:
  • 4 boneless strip or shell steaks (each about 1/2 inch thick, 1-1/2 pounds total)
  • 1 pound halibut fillet, with skin

Make It

Chimichurri Sauce:

1. In bowl, mix oil, lime juice, garlic, onion, cilantro, oregano, salt, cayenne and black pepper (can be made up to 3 days ahead and refrigerated, covered).

Steak and Halibut:

2. In plastic food-storage bag, combine 1/3 cup chimichurri sauce and steaks; seal. Cut halibut fillet into 4 serving pieces. In another plastic food-storage bag, combine 1/3 cup chimichurri sauce and halibut; seal. Reserve remaining 1/3 cup sauce. Marinate steak and halibut in refrigerator 30 minutes.

3. Prepare outdoor grill with hot coals arranged for direct grilling, or heat gas grill for direct grilling. Remove steak and halibut from marinade; discard marinade.

4. Grill steak and halibut 10 minutes, covered, turning steak after 5 minutes, or until instant-read meat thermometer inserted in steak registers 145 degres F for medium-rare, and halibut flakes when prodded with a fork. Serve steak and fish with reserved chimichurri sauce. Makes 4 servings.


Broiler Method:
  • Heat broiler. Place steak and halibut on oiled rack in broiler pan. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat, 8 minutes for steak, turning steak over after 5 minutes, and 10 minutes for halibut.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 706, Fat, total (g): 53, chol. (mg): 143, sat. fat (g): 11, carb. (g): 4, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 51, sodium (mg): 461, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.