Pan-Seared Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce. Chimichurri sauce is a very popular traditional Argentinian sauce, widely used with grilled steak, chicken and other meats.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 40minutes
1cupfresh parsley, washed and rinsed, chopped
1teaspooncrushed red pepper
Ingredients for flank steak:
salt and pepper
How to make Chimichurri sauce
Place all ingredients for the sauce in the food processor and blend for about 4 minutes until you get pesto-like sauce. Using spatula, transfer sauce into a bowl.
How to cook flank steak
Mix all spices together in a small bowl. Rub spices on both sides of flank steak, scatter chopped garlic over steak.
Heat a large skillet on high heat until very hot, add 2 tablespoons olive oil (it should sizzle). Add flank steak (with spices and garlic) and sear it on high heat about 4 minutes on one side. Flip it over, add 2 more tablespoons of olive oil, and sear 4 minutes on another side.
Cover the skillet with the lid – let the flank steak rest, covered, for about 5 or 8 minutes.
Transfer cooked flank steak onto the large platter and slice it into thin strips, against the grain.
Place strips of flank steak in the middle of each plate, top with a spoonful of Chimichurri sauce.