Saturday, January 30, 2010

Steak Fajitas with Chimichurri

We had these for dinner tonight and I thought they were great! We added shredded cheese and sour cream as toppers to these fajitas. Guacamole would have been nice too, but I didn't have any avocados.

Steak Fajitas with Chimichurri

1 bunch fresh parsley
1 bunch fresh cilantro
1 to 2 cloves garlic
1 large red onion, halved and sliced
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
2 TBSP red wine vinegar
3 TBSP lemon juice
1/2 cup plus 1 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound chuck or top round steak (London broil) (I used Flank Steak)
3 poblano peppers, seeded and cut into strips
1/4 cup chicken broth (recipe called for lager beer, but I wasn't going to use that!)
8 (8-inch) flour tortillas
Lime wedges, for serving (optional)

Combine the parsley and cilantro (leaves and stems), garlic, half of the sliced onion, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, vinegar, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1/2 cup olive oil in a food processor; blend into a thick and smooth chimichurri sauce. Pierce both sides of the steak with a fork several times; place in a resealable plastic bag and add half of the sauce. Seal the bag and turn to coat the steak; refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Cover and reserve the remaining sauce.

Preheat a grill to medium-high. Remove the steak from the bag (discard the bag of sauce); season with salt and pepper and grill until medium-rare, about 6 minutes per side. Let rest, loosely covered with foil, for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the peppers and the remaining sliced onion half; season with salt and pepper. Saute until the vegetables are softened and caramelized around the edges, about 8 minutes. Add the broth, cover and cook until the peppers are tender, about 5 minutes.

Warm the tortillas on the grill. Thinly slice the steak on the bias; divide among the tortillas along with the peppers and onions. Thin the reserved chimichurri sauce with the remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice; drizzle over the fajitas. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.

1 comment:

Bridget said...

Yum! I love chimichurri sauce. Sounds like a great recipe.