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Argentinean Oak-Planked Beef Tenderloin With Chimichurri Sauce

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“Grill on a wood plank to keep food moist and impart a mild, smoky flavor. It is great for fish, pork and beef. Food cooked on a plank is moist, because of the damp smoke from the wood. The ingredients list is long but that is for the sauce and that goes straight into the food processor. Cooking Light, June 2003. I didn't allow an hour for soaking the plank nor was I able to mention the plank in the ingredients however, I did mention size etc. in the directions.”

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  1. Immerse and soak plank,15x6-1/2x3/8" in water 1 hour, drain.
  2. Prepare grill, heating one side to medium and one side to high heat.
  3. To prepare steak, sprinkle steaks with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
  4. Place plank on grill rack over high heat; grill 5 minutes or until lightly charred. Carefully turn plank over; move to medium heat.
  5. Place steak on charred side of plank.
  6. Cover and grill 12 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.
  7. Prepare the sauce while you are soaking plank.
  8. Combine parsely and remaining ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.
  9. Serve with steaks,.

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