The chimichurri sauce is so fragrant with the cilantro and lemon -- it really adds a great depth-of-flavor to the beef. The pickled red onions are a really nice addition to this dish as well.
prep time1 Hr
cook time20 Min
Ingredients For beef skewers with cilantro chimichurri
apple cider vinegar
kosher salt to taste
red onion, thinly sliced
cilantro, roughly chopped
flank steak, trimmed
red wine vinegar
juice of 1/2 lemon
red pepper flakes
extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
fresly ground black pepper
How To Make beef skewers with cilantro chimichurri
Make the pickled onion by combining the cider vinegar, sugar, and 1 tsp. salt in a medium bowl and whisk to dissolve. Add the red onion and 2 tbsp. cilantro - stir to combine. Cover and set aside at room temperature for 1 hour.
Meanwhile, soak 20 wooden skewers in warm water, at least 30 minutes. Slice the flank steak against the grain into 20 strips, about 1/8 inch thick. Thread the meat accordion-style onto the skewers and set aside until ready to grill.
Combine the remaining cilantro, garlic red wine vinegar, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp. salt and the olive oil in a blender and puree until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl.
Heat a grill or grill pan to medium high heat. Season the steak with salt and pepper. Brush the grill with olive oil, then grill the skewers until marked, about 1 minute per side. Serve with the chimichurri sauce and the pickled onion.
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