We’re continuing our trip around the world today with a trip to Argentina! Today we’ll make an easy sauce that is a perfect compliment (and most popular condiment) for grilled steak, the most popular dish in Argentina. Serve with roasted potatoes for a truly authentic Argentinean experience!
- 3/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1/4 cup packed cilantro
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Flank steak
- Make the chimichurri sauce by combining parsley, cilantro, garlic, oregano, red wine vinegar and red pepper flakes in the bowl of a food processor; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- With the motor running, add olive oil in a slow stream until emulsified; set aside 1/2 cup of the mixture in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
- Add remaining sauce to a ziploc bag or dish. Add steak and turn to coat. Allow to marinate in the fridge at least 4 hours and up to overnight.
- To cook, preheat a grill to medium high heat.
- Remove steak from marinade and season with salt and pepper. Add steak to grill, flipping once until cooked to desired temperature, or about 6 minutes per side for medium rare. Allow steak to rest on the cutting board for 5 minutes before slicing to serve.
See the original video for this recipe here.
Expanded Learning Opportunities
- – Explore the colorful buildings of La Boca and create your own colorful buildings paper collage.
- – The tango originated in Argentina. Maybe you’ve heard of the tango from a popular children’s book? Can you try dancing the tango with one of your stuffed animals?
- – Make a gaucho sombrero and become an Argentinean cowboy!
- – Get outside and play soccer! Soccer (or football as it is called in South America) is an extremely important part of the culture.