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Skirt Steak With Chimichurri Sauce

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“The chimichurri is served & sold at many of the restaurants all over in Miami. It is one of things that caught on - big time. I am one of those people who doesn't like basil so I leave it out of the recipe. Inactive prep time: 2 hours 35 minutes. This recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, 2005. Update 06/26/10 . . . . use less oil - instead of 1 cup bring it down to 1/2 cup and then work from there.”

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  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the olive oil, sherry wine vinegar, lemon jucie, parsley, basil, oregano, garlic and shallots.
  2. Pulse until well blended but do not puree.
  3. Add 1/4 teaspoon of the black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt & the crushed red pepper flakes.
  4. Remove 1 cup of the chimichurri sauce from the processor and transfer to a non-reactive bowl, cover with plastic wrap and reserve at room temperature for up to 6 hours. (Can be made the day before.).
  5. If cooking steak another day, refrigerate sauce and return to room temperature before serving.
  6. Season the steak with 1 teaspoon salt on each side, as well 1/4 teaspoon of the black pepper per side and place in a large resealable plastic bag.
  7. Add the remaining chimichurri sauce from the processor.
  8. Seal bag and refrigerate the steak for at least 2 and up to 4 hours.
  9. Preheat a grill or oven to 350F - medium heat.
  10. Once the steak has finished marinating, remove it from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for 30 minutes.
  11. Brush the excess chimichurri sauce off the steak and set the steak over the hot grill or oven.
  12. Cook for 6 minutes on the first side.
  13. Rotate the steak 45 degrees and cook another 6 minutes.
  14. Turn the steak over and continue to cook until the steak is done, about 6-8 minutes for medium-rare.
  15. Once cooked, lay the steak on a clean cutting board, and allow it to rest for 5 to 7 minutes before slicing across the grain into 2-inch wide strips.
  16. Serve with crusty "warm" bread, the reserved chimichurri sauce, baked potatoes & some nice greens.

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