A Dish for Dads This Father’s Day

by | Jun 2024

Grilled Flank Steak With Chimichurri

Photo: Belén Fleming of Belu Photography

This is the perfect dish to prepare for dad on Father’s Day. The marinade is easy to make, tenderizes the beef and adds a great boost of flavor. Once grilled, it is important to slice the meat against the grain to avoid a chewy texture. When cut properly, the steak is just as tender as more expensive cuts of beef. My favorite way to serve it is with chimichurri, a flavorful herb and garlic sauce. It is simple to make and complements the steak very well.

Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1 flank steak, about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds

Whisk together the olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice in a small bowl. Place the flank steak in a large baking dish. Pour the marinade over the steak, and flip to coat both sides. Cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. At 30 minutes before cooking, let the steak sit at room temperature. Turn the grill on and bring it up to medium-high heat. Wipe off excess marinade with a paper towel, and place the steak on the hot grill. Grill for 4–5 minutes, and flip. Grill for another 4–5 minutes or until medium rare. Remove the steak from the grill and allow it to rest for 5 minutes. Slice the steak across the grain into thin strips. Serve with Chimichurri Sauce, see recipe below.

Chimichurri Sauce
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup olive oil

Place all of the ingredients in a food processor; blend for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the food processor bowl. Blend again for another 30 seconds. Serve immediately, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to three days. If refrigerated, bring to room temperature before serving.

Emily Maxson is a Plymouth food blogger and author of Emily’s Fresh Kitchen Cookbook. For more recipes, visit emilysfreshkitchen.com or follow her on Instagram @emilysfreshkitchen.


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