Disclaimer: Its a Stinker
What’s not to love about a grilled piece of meat smothered in chimichurri? Well, the after effects, that’s what! This recipe is phenomenally good, but whooooo… you suffer from a severe case of “stinker” afterwards. It is important, nay IMPERATIVE your significant other eat as much chimichurri as you do. Otherwise… separate bedrooms tonight. One good thing… no worries about pesky vampires for at least a full day after ingestion.
OK, now that I’ve fully disclosed the side effects, I can say this is really really good. Its so fresh and tangy… just yummy. I served it with oven roasted sweet potatoes and a tomato salad. My uber-fancy sweet potato fry holder… an egg cup. I knew I would find another use for those things!
2 small filet mignon, butterflied and pounded thin
1. Season both sides of steak with salt and pepper. Grill about 2 minutes per side on a very hot grill. Serve with Chimichurri.
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 large cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 cup parsley
3 tbsp cilantro
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
3 tbsp olive oil
1. Combine vinegar, garlic and lime juice in bowl of small food processor. Pulse a few times to chop finely. Scrape the sides and repeat until garlic is pulverized. Add the parsley, cilantro and red pepper flakes and pulse few times until roughly chopped. Do not completely puree. Scrape into a small bowl and stir in the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. You may want to adjust the vinegar or lime juice to your liking.
Note: You can also chop all the ingredients and simply stir together.
Makes 2 Servings
Sweet Potato Oven Fry Recipe
2 sweet potatoes, cut into fries (I prefer them thin)
2-3tbsp olive oil
1/4 – 1/2 tsp chili powder
1. Preheat ovento 450 degrees. Place sheet pan in the center of the oven. Add all ingredients to a largebowl and toss well to combine and cover the fries with oil and seasonings.
2. Carefully arrange the potatoes onto the hot sheet pan in a single layer and place back in the oven. Bake at 450 for about 10-15 minutes until nicely browned. If you have a convection oven, turn that on, but it will take less time to cook. Keep an eye on the fries, as they will burn very easily. Serve immediately.
Makes 2-3 Servings
Note: Sometimes I turn the oven up to broil in the last few minutes to really get good browning.