Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Chimichurri is really fun to say

So, I decided for last week's new meal, to cook something from the food network website. I knew I wanted it to be something different I just wasn't quite sure yet what. I clicked on budget meals from the homepage and instantly was drawn to the grilled steak with green beans and chimichurri sauce recipe. We don't cook steak all that often so I decided to go for it. And, chimichurri is really fun to say.

I bought 2 giant bunches of cilantro and parsley (not by choice--who needs that much parsley?!) and added them with the other ingredients to make the sauce. I tasted it and tasted exactly like...vinegar. With parsley mixed in. So, I added more of everything, a little parmesan, siracha, and tried it again and it was much better this time; more like a pesto with cilantro and a little spice added in. I ended up buying a 3 pack of sirloin steaks and it fed 5 people and we even had a little bit left over which is definitely worth it. The green beans and tomatoes were cooked in foil on the grill and I have to say, were pretty darn delicious. They were the perfect almost-summer veggie to compliment the steak. I left FG to handle the grilling so all in all this was an incredibly easy meal to prepare and took only about 30 minutes from start to finish. Of course I added a little feta to the chimichurri at the end, just for good measure.

Steak with Chimichurri and feta, grilled green beans and tomatoes, rice pilaf, and bread

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