Lemon Avocado Oil Marinated Flank Steak with California Avocado Chimichurri Sauce

Source: Jeff Rossman; California Avocado Commission
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Main Ingredient: Beef
Menu Part: Entree
Cuisine Type: Mexican
Serves: 6

California has been growing avocados commercially since the early 1900s, and today is the leading producer of domestic avocados. Incorporating California avocados into a dish gives it an instant California accent. Chef  Rossman purees the popular Hass variety into a chimichurri sauce along with roasted poblano peppers and cilantro to punch up a marinated flank steak.

Ingredients

For Marinade:
1 cup lemon-avocado oil
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp. chopped cilantro
2 lb. flank steak
Salt and pepper, to taste

For Chimichurri Sauce
1 bunch cilantro
1 bunch Italian parsley
1 1/2 cups rice vinegar
1 tbsp. chopped garlic
1 tsp. oregano
1/4 cup lime juice
2 roasted poblano peppers
2 fresh, ripe California avocados, diced
1 tsp. red chile flakes
3/4 cup water
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 cup olive oil

Steps

  1. Prepare Marinade: In large mixing bowl, combine oil, lemon juice and cilantro.
  2. Add flank steak and salt and pepper to taste; marinate overnight.
  3. Prepare Chimichurri Sauce: In blender, combine all ingredients except the oil.
  4. While blender is running, slowly add oil; blend until smooth. Reserve for service.
  5. For service, Grill steaks to desired temperature. Slice against the grain and portion onto plates. Serve with Chimichurri Sauce.

Additional Tips

A large, fresh California Avocado weighs about 8 oz.