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Basil Chimichurri provides the perfect pairing for the grilled skirt steak. The steak marinates (up to 24 hours) to amp up the flavor. A perfect summer meal that can be made almost entirely the day before. When you're ready to eat, just grill up the steak and you're good to go. KathleensCravings.com #chimichurri #basilrecipe #grilledsteak #skirtsteak #grilling

Balsamic Skirt Steak with Basil Chimichurri


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 505 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

Basil Chimichurri provides the perfect pairing for the grilled skirt steak. The steak marinates (up to 24 hours) to amp up the flavor. A perfect summer meal that can be made almost entirely the day before. When you’re ready to eat, just grill up the steak and you’re good to go.


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Ingredients

Balsamic Skirt Steak

  • 1 1/2 lbs skirt steak (or flank steak)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced. About 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

Basil Chimichurri

  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/21 teaspoon red pepper flakes (depending on spice preference)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Marinate the steak: In a gallon sized zip top bag, add the steak and the marinade ingredients. Mush everything around so the steak is evenly covered. Refrigerate for 8 – 24 hours.
  2. Make the Basil Chimichurri: In a food processor or blender, process all Chimichurri ingredients until smooth with fine minced bits.
  3. Grill the steak: Heat a grill pan or grill to medium-high heat. Grill the steak for 4-5 minutes on each side for medium rare. Grill for 5-6 minutes per side for medium. Remove steak and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Thinly slice steak against the grain and serve with the Basil Chimichurri. Enjoy 🙂

Notes

The Chimichurri can be made in advance. In fact, I recommend it! Let those flavors meld a bit. Leftover Chimichurri can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week or frozen for 1 month. Leftover steak can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: American
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