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Chimichurri Skirt Steak and Decadence wine pairing

When you are preparing a meal, taste often takes the spotlight, leaving the other senses neglected. This month begs for all desires to be satiated with a feast unlike any other. Diving into an evening made for the senses, Ménage à Trois is featuring an exotic Chimichurri Skirt Steak. The garlic, parsley, and oregano in the sauce help bring out the natural flavors of the meat.

A dinner this lavish should be paired with Ménage à Trois Decadence. Generous berry aromas kissed by bittersweet chocolate make this a wine of unadulterated extravagance. Together, the wine and Chimichurri Skirt Steak create a pairing fit for an evening of indulgences.


Chimichurri Sauce

  • 1 cup parsley leaves, tightly packed
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp. red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp. salt or ¾ tsp. sea salt flakes
  • Black pepper
  • ½ cup olive oil

Skirt Steak

  • 1 lb. skirt steak
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper (light on salt; soy sauce has a lot of salt)


Chimichurri Sauce

  • Place parsley, garlic, red pepper flakes, and red wine vinegar in a food processor. Finely chop; do not puree.
  • Transfer into a small bowl. Add salt, pepper, and olive oil, and stir to combine. Set aside for 1 hour before use; overnight is even better. If using as a marinade, you can use it immediately.
  • Refrigerate in an airtight container. Use within 3 days. Makes approx. ¾ cup.

    Skirt Steak

  • Optional marinating: Transfer ¼ cup of Chimichurri Sauce bowl with the steak and soy sauce.
  • Heat grill or heavy-based skillet over high heat until smoking.
  • Remove skirt steak from marinade and sprinkle each side with salt and pepper.
  • Add skirt steak and cook for 2 minutes on each side or to your desired temperature.
  • Transfer to a plate; let rest by covering loosely with foil for 7-10 minutes.
  • Cut thin slices against the grain and serve.
  • Use remaining Chimichurri Sauce as a side for more desired flavor.