Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri

Steak with chimichurri is one of Argentina's national dishes. Although it's difficult to find, the author likes skirt steak, a full-flavored, inexpensive strip similar to flank steak. The steak is flavored with a rub modeled on "dry" chimichurri, popular among Argentina's gaucho's.


6 servings (serving size: 3 ounces steak and 2 tablespoons chimichurri)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 218
Caloriesfromfat 50 %
Fat 12.1 g
Satfat 4.1 g
Monofat 6 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 23.5 g
Carbohydrate 3 g
Fiber 0.7 g
Cholesterol 57 mg
Iron 2.8 mg
Sodium 314 mg
Calcium 26 mg


1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (1 1/2-pound) flank or skirt steak, trimmed
Cooking spray
1 1/2 cups Chimichurri


Prepare grill.

Combine first 8 ingredients in a small bowl; rub steak with spice mixture. Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.

Place steak on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve with Chimichurri.


Penelope Casas,

September 2001
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