Broiled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Broiled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce and Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Course 
Entree
Serves 
4
Country of Origin 
Argentina
Preparation Time 
1:00
About This Recipe 

Argentinian chimichurri sauce is a natural partner to broiled or grillet meat, but wait until you try it with mashed potatoes.

Ingredients 

6 medium red skinned potatoes, quartered
3 garlic cloves, peeled
1 cup packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
1/4 cup packed cilantro leaves, packed
1 small shallot, quartered
2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 to 2 lb. flank steak, trimmed of any external fat
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup warm milk

Preparation 

1. In a medium saucepan, combine potatoes and peeled garlic cloves. Cover with water and bring to boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until potatoes are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine parsley, cilantro, shallot, garlic, oil, vinegar, and red pepper flakes and process until they form a well-combined sauce. Transfer chimichurri sauce to a bowl.

3. Preheat the broiler. Score steak diagonally on both sides. Season both sides with salt and black pepper to taste. Broil 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Let sit for 5 minutes before thinly slicing across the grain.

4. When potatoes are tender, carefully drain and return to the pan. Place the pan over low heat and add the milk. Mash together until potatoes reach desired texture and consistency. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

5. Arrange steak slices on a serving platter. Pour chimichurri over steak slices and serve alongside mashed potatoes.

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