Steak and Chimichurri – new paleo recipe!

So as to not to take all the credit, I stole the recipe from this website.  It was fantastic!  However there are a few changes I would suggest from the original recipe.  This is how I made the recipe:


  • 2 jalapeño chilis
  • 2 cups cilantro
  • 2 cups parsley
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 3 tablespoons juice from 3 to 4 limes
  • 3 tablespoons dry red wine
  • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds sirloin steak


  1. Broil the jalapeños on high until blackened on all sides and quite soft, about 5 minutes total. Place them in a small bowl covered with a plate or towel and allow the skins to steam and loosen. Peel, stem, and seed the chilis.

  2. Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat.  Rub the steaks with olive oil and season very generously with salt and pepper.  Pan sear until medium rare, 4-5 minutes per side depending on thickness (center of steaks should register 125°F on an instant read thermometer). Remove to a plate and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes.
  3. In a small food processor, combine the jalapeños, cilantro, parsley, garlic, lime juice, red wine, and a pinch of salt and pepper.  Blend until the mixture is a coarse puree, adding olive oil as needed for texture.  Salt to taste.
  4. Slice the steak across the grain with the knife at a 45 degree angle. Arrange on a serving plate and spoon some chimichurri over the steak.  Serve with the extra sauce.

It only took us about 10 min to make, J and I enjoyed it a lot!  It was great as a main dish, and we served up the left-overs over spinach salad with the chimichurri sauce as dressing.

steak and chimichurri


About casadezhang

J and I got married in August 2010, and purchased our first house in May 2012. I decided to start a blog so I can ramble on about all the thing I find interesting. How is this different than any other home/life blog? It's probably not - but I just like to talk :). I'm not the best at updating my blogs, but I'll try to update at least once a week, or whenever anything interesting happens :).
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