Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce


Flat iron steak is a tender cut from the chuck top blade roast. If flat iron steak is unavailable, use flank steak.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (about 15) peeled garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup Sherry wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves
  • 3 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • ΒΌ cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 2 1 1/2-pound flat iron steaks
  • 3 cups oak- or hickory-wood smoke chips, soaked in cold water at least 30 minutes, drained
  • 1 8-inch square disposable aluminum foil baking pan

Preparation

Finely chop first 7 ingredients in processor. Set sauce aside.

Cook butter in small heavy saucepan over medium-high heat until brown, about 2 minutes. Add sauce; stir 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper.

Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper. Place soaked wood chips in foil pan. Place foil pan directly atop coals on barbecue. When chips begin to smoke, place steaks on grill rack directly over chips and cook to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Remove steaks from grill; let stand 5 minutes. Thinly slice steaks across grain. Serve with chimichurri sauce.

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