With the weather turning May-like, it's time to check the propane tank, scour off the grill grates and get to grilling. This week, we'll share some recipes that will get you reacquainted with cooking outdoors. Today's recipe comes from Fitness magazine.
3 garlic cloves, peeled
1 large jalapeno chili, seeded and with white ribs removed
3/4 cup packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
1/4 cup packed fresh oregano leaves
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound skirt steak
1/2 cup barley
2 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup frozen peas, thawed
1 jar (2 oz.) diced pimientos
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
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For sauce, pulse garlic and jalapeno in a food processor until finely chopped. Add parsley and oregano leaves; pulse until coarsely chopped. Add next 4 ingredients and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; pulse until uniform.
In a resealable plastic bag, combine skirt steak and 1/4 cup of the chimichurri sauce. Seal; shake to coat. Refrigerate for 4 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining sauce.
In a pot, combine barley and broth; simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Stir in peas, pimientos, chopped oregano, 2 tablespoons of the chimichurri sauce, and the remaining pepper. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
Grill steak over hot coals for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Let rest 5 minutes; slice thinly. Serve with remaining sauce.