Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Jicama Slaw

Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Jicama Slaw

If you’re looking for a killer grill recipe for Memorial Day, I’ve got one for you. It’s one of those dishes that everyone from your little brother to your cranky old aunt just loves. They always come back for seconds and thirds so make sure you make a lot. They’ll tell you it’s their new favorite way to eat skirt steak and ask you for the recipe. And best of all, it’s super easy and can be done mostly in advance. Except for the grilling of course, but isn’t that always a group activity on holidays?

The steak is marinated overnight in soy sauce, orange juice and a little sugar, which makes it super tender and caramelizes nicely when it hits the grill. And I’ve said it before – Argentinians know their beef. Nothing is better with beef than vibrant, garlicky chimichurri. I make mine with parsley, olive oil, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, red pepper flakes and salt. It makes the jicama burst with flavor. If you’ve never cooked with it, jicama (HICK-ah-mah) is a root vegetable with mild flavor and the texture of a firm pear. It’s crunchy without being overly so, and is a cool contrast to the steak.

Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Jicama Slaw

If you’re still deciding on your Memorial Day menu, give this a shot. You and your guests will not be sorry!

10 Comments

  1. Sounds great! I really like what you did with the marinade for the skirt steak with the orange and soy. Right on. The thought alone of chimichurri always gets my mouth watering as well. Can’t wait to make it.

  2. Wow – this sounds like a perfect combination of flavors and textures! It’s on my list.

    Thank you for including instructions for readers whose “food processor” is a good knife! I can’t be the only one. :)

  3. Mel,
    Please cionsider a print function. It’s so much eeasier than cut and paste into word or google! Keep up the great stuff.

  4. I am so glad I found you! I am a soup and salad fan and yours look amazing. I heard about you on Ronda’s All the Best blog.

    Shiree’

  5. This sounds perfect. Love jicama, it’s got a great texture and is so refreshing!

  6. This sounds great… I am adding it to my shopping list for tomorrow’s lunch. I also found you via Ronda’s All the Best!

  7. Visit Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival’s blog to connect with other foodies and share about your favorite wines: http://www.palmbeachfoodandwinefestival.com

  8. I love skirt steak chimichurri, but the jicama chimi is inspired! Great idea!

  9. I loved the Jicama slaw. It was actually the first time I ever tried Jicama. I will definitely make that again. I also took a photo of my version ….

    http://seldomseen821.blogspot.com/2010/06/holiday-meal.html

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