Ssssssssalsa! Sure it's a dance but it's also a delicious condiment. 💃🏻I definitely don't have the type of coordination or hip mobility required to ever get the hang of salsa dancing but I do intend to master the art of making the condiment. 🌶 Salsa is low in fat, it's packed with vegetables and it's completely customizable to any level of spiciness. What more could I need? I eat a lot of salsa and I was perfectly happy with my salsa experience UNTIL I was introduced to the world of chimichurri.
Chimichurri is like salsa on steroids. If you're into big, bold vibrant flavors - you need to start eating Chimichurri. This sauce from Argentina is jam packed with flavor and it can be used on meats, fish, chicken or tacos. It comes in a red version but more commonly, you'll find a cilantro and parsley packed, bright green version. Both are delicious.
I've been known to make giant batches of homemade salsa that weigh in at 3 or 4 pounds by the time I finish adding all of the scrumptious ingredients. I divide it up into small containers to store it in my freezer so I'm never more than a few minutes in the microwave away from homemade salsa. Now that I've found a new love for Chimichurri, I'm going to have to come up with a way to mass produce large quantities of this finger licking good sauce to store in my freezer as well.
This sauce is so good that even a non-red meat eating girl like me is willing to make strip steak - just as an excuse to make more Chimichurri. Yup. I made Strip Steak for the rest of the family and I ate my Chimichurri on a chicken taco. It was AMAZING! AND I still have leftover chimichurri for my grilled fish tomorrow night. Like I said - it's good and everything.
Strip Steak with Chimichurri
2 Tablespoons salt
1 Tablespoon pepper
1 Tablespoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons sugar
2 (20 ounce) strip steaks (2" thick)
2 Tablespoons pecan oil
3/4 cup pecan oil
1/4 cup sweet paprika
2 Tablespoons red pepper flakes
1/4 cup oregano
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Serve with accumulated juices. Drizzle with chimichurri.
Finding strip steak in my local grocery store can be a challenge. When I go to the butcher shop, I tend to stock up and buy several packages to keep in my freezer. It defrosts quickly and it's super easy to cook on the grill.
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