Cupcakes and Sunshine: Chimmichurri Flank Steak + Cilantro Lime Rice

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Chimmichurri Flank Steak + Cilantro Lime Rice

A few rainy days this past weekend resulted in a lazy Saturday + coffee + then Chimmichurri Flank Steak made inside, instead of on the grill.

but then the sun decided to show just in time for dinner:

And now I'm so glad to know I can make delicious, easy steak inside in ~15 minutes using the broiler. (which is technically an indoor upsidedown grill, right?)

Chimmichurri is a VIBRANT sauce that could possibly scare away the pickiest of eaters due to its bright green color. (thanks, parsley) But no doubts about it, it is the most flavorful accompaniment, and like Frank's Red Sauce, I want to put this stuff on everything.

The TJ's ingredient lineup:

Due to the rainy weather, I was thinking of making fajitas, and pre-sliced the steak before deciding on Chimmichurri-ing it. However, I'd recommend cutting the steak (against the grain) AFTER cooking.

Marinate flank steak for ~one hour, place steak on top of a cooling rack and place on a baking sheet.

Pro tip: line the baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean-up 🙌

Broil in the oven ~6 minutes each side, and remove. Plate and top with Chimmichurri sauce.

For the Chimmichurri sauce:

You'll want to use all fresh ingredients. Parsley, cilantro, garlic, a few red pepper flakes.

Blend, blend, blend: (or you can go for a more coarse chimmichurri sauce)

and serve with cilantro lime rice.

For the rice: cook according to package, add 1-2 Tbs of coconut oil, a squeeze of lime, fresh cilantro, and salt + pepper.

This meal also makes for really great leftovers, and is easy to take with you for lunch the next day.

Some life celebrations to catch you up on:

A few bridal showers, and a couple of my favorite seminary grads!!

Thankful for celebrations, good food, and great friends always!! 

The Recipes: 

Steak Marinade: 
1/2 cup oil 
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 Tbs. lemon juice
salt + pepper

Chimmichurri Sauce: 
3/4 cup of fresh parsley
1/4 cup of cilantro
1/3 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp. fresh garlic chopped
sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes

Cilantro lime rice: 
Cooked rice
1- 2 Tbs coconut oil (or Kerrygold butter!)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
salt + pepper


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