• Cooking Time: 8-12 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 10-120 minutes


  • 1 bunch of fresh parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/4 Tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp sharp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 4 8oz Argentinian or skirt steaks


  • To make the chimichurri (sauce): Place parsley, bay leaves, red pepper flakes, garlic, paprika, cumin, oregano, vinegar, olive oil and salt, to taste, in a food processor.
  • Pulse until well-combined. Put chimichurri in a glass or plastic container, using as needed. For best results, cover bowl in plastic wrap and let sauce stand for 2 hours before using. Chimichurri will keep for up to 6 months. Makes 2 1/2 cups.
  • To grill steaks: Prepare a medium-hot fire in the grill, or set oven broiler to low.
  • Season steaks with kosher salt. Place steaks on the grill and cook to desired doneness, about 4 to 6 minutes on each side. Transfer to a serving dish and spoon chimichurri over each steak. Serve immediately.


My boyfriend is from Venice, Italy, and LOVES this stuff. His Mama made it for him all the time and I wanted to give him a taste of home when he comes to visit me. This is super-easy, very flavorful and a great alternative to plain ol' American steak and potatoes.

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