Last week, I decided to do a little research on chimichurri sauce and pair it with a skirt steak. I found a recipe that combined cilantro and flat leaf parsley but I think that fresh parsley tastes and smells like grass so I decided to make my own kind of chimichurri- cilantro jalapeno chimichurri!

How to make mouthwatering cilantro jalapeno chimichurri and steak in about 20 minutes!

Cilantro Jalapeno Chimichurri Skirt Steak
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Serves: 4
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How to make mouthwatering cilantro jalapeno chimichurri and steak in about 20 minutes! Perfect for summer nights!
  • 1¾ lbs- 2 lbs skirt steak
  • 1½ bunches cilantro
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 jalapenos
  • ½ cup olive oil (plus a little more for your steak)
  • 3 limes
  • 2 tbsp red wine (optional)
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. On a grill or burner, grill the jalapenos until charred/blackened on the outside. Once charred, place the jalapenos in a small bowl and cover with saran wrap to steam the jalapenos. Once they have steamed for a few minutes, peel off the outsider skin, take out the core and seeds, and place into a small food processor.
  2. Heat a pan on medium high (my stove goes up to 9, I put it on 7 or 8), drizzle a little olive oil on both sides of the steak and season with salt and pepper. Grill about 3-5 minutes per side (depending on how thick your steak is)- until seared and with a good crust on the outside, then flip. Once done, let your steaks rest on a cutting board for 5 minutes. This will get them to a good medium rare.
  3. While your steak is cooking, chop cilantro and place into the food processor with the jalapenos. Add garlic, salt (to taste), wine, juice from the limes, and olive oil. Pulse until chimichurri is not chunky. It should be a coarse puree.
  4. Slice steak against the grain. Place your steak on a plate (I love how it looks family style), and spoon chimichurri sauce on top!

This website has a great recipe for cilantro jalapeno chimichurri steak. Plus, it only takes 20 minutes to make! What an easy dinner!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! We’ve already made it twice in the past 7 days! Let me know if you make it and what you think!

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