Grilled Marinated Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Serves 4
 

Ingredients

Marinade Ingredients

1/3 cup olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

1/3 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup honey

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Other ingredients

2 pound flank steak

Kosher salt

Freshly ground pepper
 

Directions

Score* both sides of the steak with a sharp knife, making 1/4 inch deep knife cuts an inch apart, across the grain of the meat.
 
Combine the marinade ingredients. Add steak and marinade to a large freezer bag, seal bag, and turn to coat the steak well. Chill and marinate for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.
 
Using an olive oil-soaked paper towel, coat your grill rack. Preheat the grill to high direct heat.*
 
Remove steak from marinade and sprinkle each side generously with coarse salt and freshly ground pepper (this will give you a savory crust). Place steak on the hot grill. If you are using a gas grill, cover the grill. Grill for 2-4 minutes on each side.*
 
When the steak has cooked to your preferred level of doneness, remove from the grill and place on a cutting board. Cover with aluminum foil and let rest for 10 minutes.*
 
Make very thin slices, against the grain, and at a slight diagonal so that the slices are wide.
 

Tips:

• For advice on how to score steak, watch this informative video.

• The grill is hot enough when you hold your hand about an inch over it and you can only hold it there for about a second.

• Flank steak is best eaten medium rare; well done will make it too tough.

• The steak is covered to allow the steak’s juices to redistribute and avoid dryness.
 

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Chimichurri Sauce
Makes about 1 cup
 

Ingredients

1 cup fresh Italian parsley

1/4 cup fresh cilantro

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

3 garlic cloves, peeled

3/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt
 

Directions

Puree all ingredients in a food processor until everything is well blended. Transfer to a bowl and cover until ready to use. (I recommend making this at least an hour in advance of using to let the flavors marinade and intensify.)
 
Store chimichurri, covered and refrigerated, for up to two days. Before serving, let stand at room temperature.
 
Enjoy this sauce over chicken, fish, or beef. It’s also great tossed with roasted vegetables or salad greens.