Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

overhead shot of sliced grilled skirt steak arranged diagonally across a dark grey serving board with a line of vivid green chimichurri sauce down the middle and a bowl of chimichurri on the left

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A wonderfully flavorful and easy recipe for grilled skirt steak with a vibrant herb and vinegar sauce to use both as a marinade and to slather on top.


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For The Sauce

  • 2 packed cups of flat leaf parsley leaves and delicate stems (from 2 big bunches of parsley), roughly chopped (remove thick stems).
  • 5 large garlic cloves roughly chopped (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

For The Steak

  • 2 lbs skirt steak (or substitute flank steak)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Put all sauce ingredients into the bowl of a food processor or blender and blend just until everything is combined and garlic is very finely minced. Set aside.
  2. Put steak in a glass bowl or plastic container. Spoon 4 tablespoons of chimichurri sauce on top of steak and spread it around. Flip steak over a few times to coat. Marinate the steak at room temperature for 1 hour or in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight. Allow steak to come to room temp before proceeding (about 1/2 hour out of the fridge)
  3. Preheat grill to high. Season steak with salt and pepper and grill for 3-4 minutes per side (5-6 minutes per side for flank steak), until it is lightly charred on the outside and medium rare inside. Let steak rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Slice it against the grain.
  4. Serve steak with chimichurri sauce spooned on top or on the side.


Storage: Chimichurri sauce will keep for 2 weeks in fridge, though it will lose some of its vibrant green color over time. For best taste and texture, allow it to come to room temperature before serving.

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