Grilled Chimichurri Beef Kebabs
Fresh herbs, citrus and spices are blended together with oil to create both the perfect marinade and sauce for just about anything.
- 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 75 mL
- 3 cups fresh cilantro, packed 750 mL
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste 5 mL
- 1 tsp dried oregano 5 mL
- 1 tsp kosher salt, or to taste 5 mL
- 1/2 cup canola oil 125 mL
- 1 1/2 lb sirloin steak or beef tenderloin 750 g
- 8 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
- 1. In blender, combine and process lemon juice, cilantro, garlic, pepper flakes, oregano, salt and canola oil until thick puree is formed. Taste and season with pepper flakes and salt as desired. Place 2/3 cup (150 mL) puree in airtight container and refrigerate; reserve for sauce.
- 2. Cut beef into 1 1/2-inch (4 cm) cubes. Place cubes in resealable plastic bag with remaining puree; squeeze out excess air. Marinate in refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight; turn as needed to evenly coat.
- 3. Preheat grill to medium-high. Clean it with stiff brush, then rub with canola oil. Remove beef cubes from marinade, and thread onto skewers; leave a bit of space between cubes. Discard marinade. Sprinkle beef kebabs with salt to taste.
- 4. Grill until nicely charred on outside with defined grilling marks, about 2 minutes per side for medium-rare, 3 minutes per side for medium, and 4 minutes per side for medium-well. Drizzle some reserved chimichurri sauce over kebabs, and serve hot or at room temperature. Serve remaining sauce on side.
- Variation: Chimichurri is equally delicious as both a marinade and sauce for grilled flank steak, skirt steak, strip steak, pork chops, or loin, chicken - even tuna! Marinate beef, pork and chicken at least 4 hours or overnight and fish up to 1 hour.
- Tip: Grilled Chimichurri Beef Kebabs are delicious served with green salad, crusty bread and roasted potatoes.
|Total Fat||28 g|
|Saturated Fat||4 g|
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