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simple dinner for one: steak with chimichurri sauce


One of the best things served at La La’s Grill is the chimichurri sauce. I could eat bowls & bowls of that delicious sauce with bread. I have been wanting to try making the sauce at home and decided to cook myself a simple dinner: steak with chimichurri sauce. I like to season my steak with some olive oil, salt & pepper. Then I sear each side in an oven proof pan with melted butter and stick in the oven to finish cooking for about 7 min in 350 degrees.

I’ve seen on cooking shows that you are supposed to cover meat with foil & let the meat rest but I was too hungry and couldn’t wait. I sliced that steak right away and topped it with this yummy chimichurri sauce. This meal is perfect for one– you can also make any side dish to go with it– a salad, roasted potatoes or veggies. I was pretty content with just the meat & sauce 🙂

recipe courtesy of:

•1 cup firmly packed fresh flat-leaf parsley, trimmed of thick stems
•3-4 garlic cloves
•2 Tbsps fresh oregano leaves (can sub 2 teaspoons dried oregano)
•1/2 cup olive oil
•2 Tbsp red or white wine vinegar
•1 teaspoon sea salt
•1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
•1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1. Finely chop the parsley, fresh oregano, and garlic (or process in a food processor several pulses). Place in a small bowl.
2. Stir in the olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Adjust seasonings.

Serve immediately or refrigerate. If chilled, return to room temperature before serving. Can keep for a day or two.


  1. Annie K says

    If you are ever in Pittsburgh – you must do two things. 1.) see me! And 2.) go to Gauchos in the strip district! They have the best steak sandwiches with chimichurri sauce!!!!!!

  2. Edward Kim says

    Learn a version of chimichurri based on Cilantro. Some consider it sacrilegious but ill be damned if it isnt my favorite on a flatiron steak….

    Keep up the good work. Your fanbase in China grows (even tho wordpress is banned).

    • Hahah I am not a cilantro lover like you and would not do that! But I’ll consider learning for you… haha thank you for being my publicist in China! You keep up the good work over there too! 🙂 🙂

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