How to Cook Argentinian Steak with Parsley Sauce

If you’re looking for a unique way to enjoy steak, then you’ve got to try Argentinian Steak with Parsley Sauce, also known as Carne y Chimichurri. This popular Argentinian dish is packed full of flavor and is sure to be a crowd pleaser! In this post, we’ll walk you through the steps of how to prepare this mouth-watering dish. You’ll learn how to make the perfect steak and the delicious parsley sauce that goes with it.

Preheat grill, cast-iron skillet, or broiler.


Before you start preparing your Argentinian steak with parsley sauce, it is important to preheat your grill, cast-iron skillet, or broiler. This will help ensure that your steak is cooked evenly and properly. For a gas or charcoal grill, preheat on high heat for 10-15 minutes, making sure the grates are clean. For a cast-iron skillet, preheat the skillet on medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes. If you are using a broiler, preheat the oven to 500°F for 10-15 minutes. Once your grill, skillet, or broiler is hot and ready to go, you can start cooking your steak! Liberally season both sides of your steak with salt and pepper. Place the steak onto your preheated surface and cook each side until desired doneness is reached. Cooking times may vary depending on the cut of steak, thickness of steak, and temperature of surface. A general rule of thumb is to cook for about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare doneness. Be sure to check the internal temperature of your steak periodically by inserting an instant-read thermometer into the thickest part of the meat. When done, remove from heat and let rest for 5-7 minutes before slicing.

Season steak with salt, pepper, and paprika.


It is important to season your steak before cooking it in order to get the most flavor out of it. Before you start cooking, take a pinch of salt and sprinkle it all over the steak. Make sure to cover all sides of the steak. Then, add pepper to taste. Finally, sprinkle paprika over the steak. This will give it an extra kick of flavor and help to create a nice crust when you cook the steak. Once you have seasoned the steak, it is time to move on to cooking it. Heat some oil or butter in a large pan over medium-high heat. Place the steak in the pan and let it cook for 4-5 minutes per side or until desired doneness is reached. For medium-rare steak, we recommend 4 minutes per side. Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Meanwhile, prepare the parsley sauce. Start by mincing 3 cloves of garlic and adding them to a bowl. Next, finely chop 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley and add it to the same bowl as the garlic. To this mixture, add 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of white vinegar, 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (optional). Whisk everything together until everything is well combined. Taste the sauce and adjust seasoning if needed.

Grill or broil steak for 6 to 8 minutes per side.


Cooking steak on a grill or under a broiler is the classic way to prepare Argentinian steak. To get the perfect steak, make sure to preheat your grill or broiler to a high temperature before you begin. Once your grill or broiler is hot, season your steak with salt, pepper, and paprika and place it on the grill. Allow the steak to cook for 6 to 8 minutes per side for medium-rare doneness. You can cook it longer or shorter depending on your desired doneness. Remember to turn the steak over halfway through cooking so that it cooks evenly. Make sure to keep an eye on your steak and remove it from heat when it’s done. Allow it to rest for 5 minutes before slicing into strips and serving with chimichurri sauce.

Remove steak from heat and let rest for 5 minutes.


Once the steak is cooked to your desired doneness, it’s important to let it rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing into it. This step allows the steak to redistribute its juices and the flavors to be absorbed throughout the steak. To ensure a juicy steak, make sure to let it rest before cutting into it! This also allows the steak to finish cooking as the residual heat finishes cooking the steak and keeps the center of the steak juicy. Place the steak on a plate and tent with foil to keep it warm while resting. After five minutes, remove the foil and slice against the grain in thin strips. Enjoy your Argentinian steak with parsley sauce!

Slice steak against the grain into thin strips.


Once the steak has finished cooking, it’s time to slice it against the grain into thin strips. Cutting against the grain is an important step because it helps ensure that the steak will be tender. To do this, look for the direction of the muscle fibers and then cut perpendicular to them. This will help you create even slices. Depending on the size of your steak, you may need to use a sharp knife or meat slicer to make sure all the pieces are even. Once you’ve sliced your steak, serve it with chimichurri sauce for a delicious Argentinian-style dish. Enjoy! To prepare the parsley sauce (chimichurri), add a few tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, chopped parsley, garlic, oregano, cumin, red pepper flakes, black pepper, lemon juice and salt in a bowl. Mix until combined. Adjust seasonings if necessary. When ready to serve, spoon over cooked steak slices. For a richer flavor, you can also add some red wine vinegar.

Serve steak strips with chimichurri sauce.


Chimichurri sauce is a traditional accompaniment to Argentinian steak, made with parsley, garlic, oil, vinegar and spices. To make it, simply combine 1/2 cup of chopped fresh parsley, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1/4 cup of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon of dried oregano, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a food processor. Blend the ingredients until the sauce is well combined.
To serve the steak strips with chimichurri sauce, arrange the steak strips on a platter and spoon the sauce over the top. The chimichurri sauce will keep for up to a week in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Serve the steak strips with warm tortillas or crusty bread for a delicious meal. You can also top your steak strips with grated cheese and grilled peppers for added flavor. If you want something a bit spicier, add some freshly chopped jalapeno peppers to your sauce. For added texture, mix some crushed nuts into your chimichurri sauce before serving. If you’re looking for something lighter, try using Greek yogurt instead of oil in the chimichurri sauce. You can also use this same recipe to make a marinade – just add some extra olive oil and let the steak strips marinate overnight before cooking them. Finally, don’t forget to garnish your Argentinian steak with some fresh parsley leaves before serving! Enjoy!

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