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Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Makes: 4 servings            Prep: 15 minutes             Marinate: 4 hours                        Grill: 8 minutes

3 garlic cloves, peeled
1 large jalapeno chili, seeded and with white ribs removed
3/4 cup packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
1/4 cup packed fresh oregano leaves
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound skirt steak
1/2 cup barley
2 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup frozen peas, thawed
1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano

1. For sauce, pulse garlic and jalapeno in a food processor until finely chopped. Add parsley and oregano leaves; pulse until coarsely chopped. Add next 4 ingredients and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; pulse until uniform.
2. In a resealable plastic bag, combine skirt steak and 1/4 cup of the chimichurri sauce. Seal; shake to coat. Refrigerate for 4 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining sauce.
3. In a pot, combine barley and broth; simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Stir in peas, pimientos, chopped oregano, 2 tablespoons of the chimichurri sauce, and the remaining pepper. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
4. Grill steak over hot coals for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Let rest 5 minutes; slice thinly. Serve with barley pilaf and remaining sauce.
Nutrition facts per serving: 458 calories, 27g protein, 28g carbohydrate, 26g fat (11g saturated), 6g fiber

Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

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