Sandwich #184–“Sunset Barbecue, Part Two” Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

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steakchimiI should mention that our sunset dinner a few days ago almost didn’t happen.

Graham said he brought charcoal for the grill, but when he threw in the briquets into the pit and lit them with a match, flames shot up to the sky and we all jumped back so not to singe off our eyebrows. “Maybe I got firestarter instead of actual briquets,” he said.

We spotted an entire bag of charcoal sitting next to a guy and his now cool grill. “I’ll see if I can borrow some,” Graham said. I watched him walk over and chat with the bespectacled chap at the table. Two blinks later, we had charcoal. Brooklyn’s the kind of friendly place you can bum charcoal off of the guy at the next table—so long as you pay him $8 for his half of a bag of Kingsford.

Once we had briquets, we got the meat going. Steak, like milkshakes, brings all the boys the yard (right, Kelis?). I also wanted to try my hand at chimichurri sauce, only so I could repeat the word over and over—chim-me choor-ee, chim-me choor-ee. Just kidding—it just went perfectly with the steak. The boys—who left barely enough steak for me to have my own sandwich—agreed.

1 pound flank steak
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
3 cloves garlic
2 lime wedges, squeezed
2 tablespoons parsley
1 teaspoons pepper

Place steak in plastic bag or shallow dish, then mix soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, lime wedges, parsley and pepper into small bowl. Pour over steak, and marinate steak for at least a half hour. When ready, heat flame and add steak. Cook about 3 minutes each side or until desired doneness. Let rest, and cut into small sandwich sized slices. Toast bun. Layer on steak, slather on chimichurri sauce, and serve. Makes four medium sandwiches.

Chimichurri sauce:
1 1/2 cups flat parsley
1/2 cup cilantro
3 cloves garlic, mashed
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon oregano
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1 cup olive oil

Combine all in blender and food processor, saving olive oil for last. Slowly add olive oil and mix until well blended.

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