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Cayenne Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

average rating is 3 out of 5, based on 150 votes

Indulge in the tantalizing flavors of Cayenne Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce. This recipe combines succulent grilled steaks seasoned with a kick of cayenne pepper, perfectly complemented by a vibrant and herbaceous chimichurri sauce. Get ready to savor a mouthwatering dish that will leave you craving for more.

Serving suggestions/tips:

Serve the steak with a side of roasted vegetables for a balanced meal.

Allow the steaks to rest after grilling to ensure juicy and tender results.

Drizzle the chimichurri sauce generously over the sliced steak for an explosion of flavors.



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For the Chimichurri Sauce:

  • ½ cup lightly packed fresh parsley

  • ½ cup lightly packed fresh cilantro

  • 4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped

  • 1 shallot, coarsely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • ½ cup olive oil

For the Cayenne Grilled Steaks:

  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt

  • ½ to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, depending on personal preference

  • 4 6oz steaks (your choice of cut)


  1. Preparing the Chimichurri Sauce: a. In a food processor or blender, add the parsley, cilantro, garlic cloves, shallot, fresh oregano, kosher salt, fresh ground pepper, and crushed red pepper. b. Pulse the ingredients a few times until they are well combined and finely chopped. c. Add the lemon juice and red wine vinegar to the mixture and pulse again to combine. d. While the food processor or blender is running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until the sauce becomes smooth and well blended. e. Transfer the chimichurri sauce to a bowl and set it aside.

  2. Preparing the Cayenne Grilled Steaks: a. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. b. In a small bowl, mix together the kosher salt and cayenne pepper. c. Season both sides of each steak with the salt and cayenne mixture, pressing it into the meat. d. Place the steaks on the preheated grill and cook to your desired level of doneness, flipping once halfway through. The cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the steaks and your preferred level of doneness. e. Once the steaks are cooked, remove them from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes.

  3. Serving: a. Slice the steaks against the grain into thin slices. b. Drizzle the chimichurri sauce over the sliced steaks or serve it on the side as a dipping sauce. c. You can also serve the Cayenne Grilled Steaks with your choice of sides like roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a fresh salad.


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