Grilled steak skewers are one of my favorite ways to feed a crowd. They are charred and crispy on the outside, and and tender on the inside. To keep everyone happy, I serve them with a dipping sauce trio of chimichurri, minty yogurt, and sundried tomato pesto.
Chimichurri Toss all ingredients into a food processor or blender. Pulse 8-10 times until herbs and alliums are finely diced and all ingredients are incorporated. Alternatively, finely mince the parsley, cilantro, oregano, garlic, shallot, and jalapeño. Place minced ingredients into a lidded jar and add the vinegar, oil, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Shake vigorously until combined. Keeps chilled for about a day.
Mint Yogurt Combine the yogurt, mint leaves, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper in a bowl. Whisk until combined and chill. Keeps chilled for up to two days.
Sundried Tomato Pesto Strain the oil from the sundried tomatoes. Heat a small sauté pan over high heat. Place the chopped walnuts in the pan and dry toast, stirring continuously, until the walnuts are lightly browned and fragrant, 8-10 minutes. Place the strained sundried tomatoes, walnuts, basil, parmesan cheese, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse 8-10 times until ingredients are incorporated, scraping down the sides as needed. Turn the motor on continuous processing, and slowly pour the olive oil through the feed tube until a paste forms. Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper to preference. Keeps chilled for up to a week.
Steak Skewers Heat the grill on high and then cover. Meanwhile, bring the steak to room temperature (you can leave it on the counter for about 30 minutes). Trim any excessive fat and sinew, then pat the steak dry with paper towels. Slice the skirt steak into three equal portions, and then cut each section across the grain (very important!) into 1" ribbons. Thread the ribbons onto skewers and season each liberally with kosher salt and cracked black pepper. Grill each skewer over high heat, turning once, 3-4 minutes per side for medium rare. Remove from heat, rest for a few minutes, and serve immediately.
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