8 Minute Meals: skirt steak with smoked paprika sweet potato fries

(WTNH) — Chef Keith Urbowicz makes an 8 minute meal that will have you thinking of summer: skirt steak with smoked paprika sweet potato fries.

Chimichurri (recipe makes more than needed but it keeps in fridge for a week and is a great sauce for other items)


  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt plus more
  • 8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced or minced
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 Jalapeno (keep seeds in if you like heat)
  • 1  cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped oregano
  • 1.5 cups olive oil
  • oil for frying


Add all ingredients for chimichurri except oil in food processor and pulse until mixed. 
Turn on high and slowly pour oil in to blend
Lay skirt steak in a shallow pan or plate and marinate with 1/2 cup of chimichurri. Cover and keep in fridge until ready to cook.
Sweet Potato Fries:
Peel, and slice sweet potatoes into 1/3 inch sticks. Soak in cold water until ready to fry.
Bring fry oil up to 375 and drop in drained and patted dry sweet potatoes. Should be about 5-7 minutes until golden and crispy. Drain into bowl and mix with salt and paprika to taste
Skirt Steak:
Get grill or grill pan on high and sear one side of steak for 1 minute. Flip and place in 375 degree oven (if using grill turn on low and shut lid)  for approximately 5-7 minutes until desired temp.
Serve with sweet potato fries and chimichurri. 

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