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Sep
22
2011

Grilled Flank Steak Rolled w Spinach,Goat Cheese and Chimichurri.

Grilled Flank Steak Rolled w Spinach,Goat Cheese and Chimichurri

I’m not your typical steak eater, so if you are a fan of a prime cut, served¬† bloody rare on a plate with a potato thrown onto it, read no further….

I prefer my steaks with tons of flavor using spices, garlic , accompanying sauces, or even lime. Today I sprinkled a flank steak with salt and black pepper, rolled it with chopped fresh spinach, goat cheese, and a chimichurri sauce ( simply olive oil, garlic parsley, red pepper flakes, and a dash of vinegar)…I rolled the steak, inserted skewers to keep its form, and threw it on the grill. Once I thought of the chimichurri, this dish was so simple to create.¬† Total Prep and Grilling time was 30 mins. The flank steak was a pricey $15 (at Whole Foods)..Total Cost (for 2) $20.

Its chilly outside, so I used my wonderful stove top grill. It makes me feel like it’s still Summer.

 

Grilled Flank Steak Rolled w Spinach,Goat Cheese and Chimichurri

Grilled Flank Steak Rolled w Spinach,Goat Cheese and Chimichurri

First I layed out my steak and ingredients….

 

Ingredients. Flank Steak, Crumbled Goat Cheese,Spinach,Chimichurri,Thyme, Salt and Pepper

Next I sprinkled salt and pepper on both sides of the steak . Then I smothered one side of the steak with the chimichurri mixture, crumbled goat cheese, fresh spinach , and a sprig of thyme.

 

Ingredients. Flank Steak, Crumbled Goat Cheese,Spinach,Chimichurri,Thyme, Salt and Pepper

I carefully rolled the steak loosely, then inserted skewers to retain the shape of the steak.


 

Roll the steak (loosely) and insert the skewers to keep the shape.

On a very hot grill, I cooked the steak for about 7 minutes per side ( for a juicy medium steak) I threw on some lemon zested asparagus as well.

 

Grilled Skirt Steak and Asparagus with Lemon Zest and Olive Oil

Chimichurri is a staple in manySouth American dishes..Its simple..throw half a cup of good olive oil together with a generous amount of parsley, a few red pepper flakes, as much garlic as you like, and a dash of white vinegar..let it sit while you cook the rest of the meal. You can marinate with it later, or use it as a dipping sauce.

 

Chimichurri

I let the steak stand a little bit before cutting into serving slices while I threw together a citrus salad (I used mandarine slices)

Grilled Flank Steak

 

The final dish…..YUM!

 

 

 

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