This honey lime steak with chimichurri sauce is so easy to make but really is a winner of a dinner recipe. Perfect for an easy midweek meal or relaxed entertaining.
The picture really doesn't do this honey and lime steak justice. It was delicious. It was possibly the best steak I'd eaten in a long while and it is almost certainly going to have an effect on the way I prepare and cook steak in the future.
So what was the secret?
A honey lime marinade!
Yes, a marinade. A lovely delicious sweet and sticky marinade. Why do I ever cook steak without marinating it first? Why make a super delicious sauce to serve with the steak but then serve it with an unmarinated piece of meat?
I do not understand why this gem of wisdom has not slapped me in the face before now? I marinate chicken all the time so why not steak? As I said, things are going to change.
So, you've gathered that the steak is good. Well so is the chimichurri that I served with it. and I could happily eat this meal again and again.
Ingredients for this honey lime steak and chimichurri
This coriander chimichurri goes beautifully with the steak and here's what you'll need to make it:
- Parsley - This is the main herb in traditional chimichurri sauce
- Coriander (cilantro) - A traditional chimichurri doesn't always have coriander in but I love it with the parsley.
- Oil - I use a good quality extra vigin olive oil
- Red onion - I love the colour that red onion adds but you could use a brown onion if you don't have red ones.
- Garlic - Fresh crushed garlic is best but feel free to use lazy garlic if that's what you have
- Fresh root ginger - Like the garlic, I think freshly ginger has more flavour but you can use lazy ginger of course.
- Lemon juice - Freshly squeezed juice is best but can be substituted with lemon juice from a bottle. You can also substitue it for red wine vinegar.
- Chilli flakes - Or use a fresh chilli pepper, finely diced. If you don't like too much heat then remove the seeds.
- Steak - Use your favourite cut!
Can you adapt this honey lime steak and chimichurri?
I love this recipe so I wouldn't adapt it a lot. You can increase the quantities to serve more people though. It's a great recipe to batch cook for a barbecue in summer.
Ways you can tinker with the sauce include adding extra herbs. Oregano is used in a traditional chimichurri sauce and you can certainly add some to this.
You can also experiment with adding different kinds of chilli pepper to subtly alter the flavour.
The ginger isn't essential to chimichurri but I love the extra kick it adds. Feel free to miss it out if it's not your thing. The chimichurri will still be delicious.
A traditional chimichurri usually contains red wine vinegar instead of lemon juice. So, if you dont have any fresh lemons, why not use vinegar instead?
If you want a slightly different chimichurri recipe then do check out this traditional recipe which does not contain coriander.
What can you serve with the honey lime steak?
I often serve this steak with rice and salad or chips but it is so good it would be delicious with anything. Just as long as you eat this steak you'll be happy.
Why not try one of these on the side:
What to do with the leftover chimichurri?
If you have leftover chimichurri sauce then don't waste it! It's delicious as a salad dressing, in sandwiches or even on pasta!
It keeps well in the fridge for at least a week too in an airtight container.
Can you freeze chimichurri?
Yes, if you have lots of leftover chimichurri you can freeze it for up to three months. The best way is in an ice cube tray and then you can just defrost the amount you need.
More recipes for marinades
I love steak but don't have huge amount of recipes here on Searching for Spice. I do however have lots of recipes for marinades so if you like this honey lime marinade then do check out some of these recipes which all involve marinades:
Or why not check out more steak recipes here.
Honey Lime Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
- 4 steaks
Ingredients for the honey lime steak marinade
- 2 clove garlic crushed
- 2 tsp fresh root ginger grated
- 1 lime juiced
- 60 ml soy sauce
- 80 ml olive oil
- 4 tbsp honey
Ingredients for the Chimichurri
- 1 handful parsley
- 1 handful coriander (cilantro)
- 1 tbsp oil
- ½ red onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- ½ tsp fresh root ginger
- lemon juiced
- ½ tsp chilli flakes
- Pinch salt
- Pinch black pepper
- Mix all the marinade ingredients together then coat the steak in the marinade and leave in the fridge until ready to cook.
- Put all the chimichurri ingredients in a food processor and blend until you get a paste. Taste and add a little more of anything if necessary.
- Cook the steak to your liking, ideally in a griddle pan or on the barbecue.
- Serve the chimichurri sauce on top of the steak.
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