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Mixed Grill with Chimichurri Parrillada

Mixed Grill with Chimichurri Parrillada ~ Latin-inspired grilled skewers of steak, chicken, sausage and vegetables with fresh chimichurri.Mixed Grill with Chimichurri Parrillada ~ Latin-inspired grilled skewers of steak, chicken, sausage and vegetables with fresh chimichurri ~ The Complete Savorist #SummerVino #VeranoSutter adSummer is half way over. I can hardly believe how fast the season, and this year are flying by. I love the relaxed feeling of sitting outside with friends as the sun lowers its heat, enjoying a wonderful meal, and sharing a bottle or two of wine.

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Recently I made Chorizo and Sweet Potato Quesadilla with Chipotle Lime Crema to pair with two Sutter Home white wines. Now it was time to do it again, but this time using two Sutter Home red wines. I’ve been wanting to make parrillada mixta and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.Mixed Grill with Chimichurri Parrillada ~ Latin-inspired grilled skewers of steak, chicken, sausage and vegetables with fresh chimichurri ~ The Complete Savorist #SummerVino #VeranoSutter adGrilled meats, and grilled meat on skewers are found in almost every culture. Parrillada mixta is the Latin world’s version, often served with chimichurri. Chimichurri is a fresh herb sauce used as a dipping, scooping, or drizzling sauce on the freshly grilled meat and vegetables.

The meal is quick and easy, but does require just a bit of planning. You’ll want to get the marinade made and on the steak and chicken, allowing it to sit for at least an hour, but as long as overnight. Once ready to grill, skewer the meat and veggies and toss them on.Mixed Grill with Chimichurri Parrillada ~ Latin-inspired grilled skewers of steak, chicken, sausage and vegetables with fresh chimichurri ~ The Complete Savorist #SummerVino #VeranoSutter adMake the chimichurri up to an hour before you’re ready to serve it. Once made, cover, and leave out. Do not refrigerate it as the oil will solidify the sauce. However, if there are leftovers, it can be put in ice cube trays and frozen for a later use.

I purchased a Sutter Home Merlot and a Cabernet Sauvignon to go with my steak, chicken, sausage, and veggie skewers. Both wines were delicious and paired wonderfully with the Mixed Grilled with Chimichurri Parrillada, but the Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon was my favorite. Although, I might be partially biased as Cab is my favorite red.Mixed Grill with Chimichurri Parrillada ~ Latin-inspired grilled skewers of steak, chicken, sausage and vegetables with fresh chimichurri ~ The Complete Savorist #SummerVino #VeranoSutter ad Mixed Grill with Chimichurri Parrillada ~ Latin-inspired grilled skewers of steak, chicken, sausage and vegetables with fresh chimichurri ~ The Complete Savorist #SummerVino #VeranoSutter ad Mixed Grill with Chimichurri Parrillada ~ Latin-inspired grilled skewers of steak, chicken, sausage and vegetables with fresh chimichurri ~ The Complete Savorist #SummerVino #VeranoSutter adMixed Grill with Chimichurri Parrillada ~ Latin-inspired grilled skewers of steak, chicken, sausage and vegetables with fresh chimichurri ~ The Complete Savorist #SummerVino #VeranoSutter adMixed Grill with Chimichurri Parrillada ~ Latin-inspired grilled skewers of steak, chicken, sausage and vegetables with fresh chimichurri ~ The Complete Savorist #SummerVino #VeranoSutter ad

Mixed Grill with Chimichurri Parrillada

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Latin
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Michelle De La Cerda
Mixed Grill with Chimichurri Parrillada ~ Latin-inspired grilled skewers of steak, chicken, sausage and vegetables with fresh chimichurri
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Ingredients

Marinade

  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf/Italian parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic; minced/grated
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup water

Skewers

  • 1 lb beef/steak (sirloin, flank, skirt); cubed
  • 1 lb chicken; cubed
  • 4 links sausage/chorizo; sliced
  • 1 medium onion; sliced
  • 5 bell peppers (mixed colors); sliced
  • 1 medium zucchini; sliced
  • 8 oz whole button mushrooms; stems removed

Chimichurri

  • 1 shallot; finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves; minced/grated
  • 1 jalapeño; finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp red bell pepper; finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups chopped fresh cilantro; coarse stems removed
  • 1 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf/Italian parsley; coarse stems removed
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions

Marinade

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Place the steak and chicken each in a zip seal bag.
  3. Pour 2/3 cup of the marinade into each bag.
  4. Take care to remove as much air as possible and seal the bags; shake well making sure the meat is thoroughly coated.
  5. Marinate for 1-24 hours.

Skewers

  1. If using bamboo skewers, soak in water before assembling so they don't burn while grilling.
  2. Remove the steak and chicken from the marinade.
  3. Layer the steak, onion, and bell pepper pieces; repeat for the chicken and sausage skewers.
  4. Layer the vegetable skewers with onion, mushrooms, bell peppers, and zucchini.

Chimichurri

  1. In a medium bowl, add the shallot, garlic, jalapeño, bell pepper, red wine vinegar, and salt; whisk together and let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the fresh cilantro, fresh flat-leaf/Italian parsley, and fresh oregano leaves to a food processor, pulse or mix and add the olive oil.
  3. Once the herbs have reached the desired consistency, chunky or pureed, pour into the reserved bowl and mix together.
  4. Cover and let stand until ready to use.

Assembly

  1. Heat grill, once hot reduce flame to medium low.
  2. Place the skewers and grill on one side for about 6 minutes for meat and 4 minutes for the vegetable-only.
  3. Flip the skewers, and cook an additional 3 minutes if you want all sides seared, or 6 minutes for only two seared sides. 4 minutes or until cooked to desired doneness.
  4. If searing all sides, rotate every 2 minutes on each side or until cooked through for meat skewers and every 1 minute for the vegetable-only skewer.
  5. Exact cook times will be determined by the grill and thickness of meat and vegetables; adjust cook times accordingly.
  6. Remove from grill and serve immediately with chimichurri.

Recipe Notes

Chimichurri slightly adapted from Epicurious

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25 Comments

  • Reply
    Beth Baumgartner
    July 18, 2016 at 11:04 am

    I am seeing all this talk about chimichurri sauce but I have never tried it!! That needs to change!

  • Reply
    Katriza luna
    July 18, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    I love skewers! my hubby and I love to grill and with this beautiful weather, these are a great recipe to try! they look absolutely delicious!

  • Reply
    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
    July 18, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Love! This is something my husband would definitely enjoy and much needed during our hot weather.

  • Reply
    Michaela Kenkel
    July 18, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    This is my kind of platter!! Such awesome flavors, and WINE, too! LOVE!

  • Reply
    Maris Callahan
    July 18, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    I would love to pair these with Pinot Noir or a nice bubbly that goes with everything!

  • Reply
    Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    July 18, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Lovely! These look like a perfect summer meal option! I love chimichurri!

  • Reply
    Michele
    July 19, 2016 at 7:20 am

    I love that the meat has a different marinade than the chimichurri sauce…. I can’t wait to serve this. I love that there are so many bold flavors going on! “)

  • Reply
    jamie
    July 19, 2016 at 7:46 am

    I love chimichurri, I bet that is a great pairing!

  • Reply
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking
    July 19, 2016 at 8:39 am

    I sure would have liked to have been there when you made these. They look SO good!

  • Reply
    Ginny McMeans
    July 20, 2016 at 8:12 am

    I love everything about your post. The veggie skewers are beautiful and your chimichurri sounds excellent! I’ll take the Cab first 🙂

  • Reply
    Eli@CoachDaddy
    July 20, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    To quote Misha in the movie “Paulie” – “This is going to taste delirious!” It’s going in my cook! folder, and my kids will treat me as a king for a day, anyway. This looks awesome!

  • Reply
    Melanie | Melanie Makes
    July 20, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Skewers are the perfect summer meal!

  • Reply
    max
    August 8, 2016 at 10:43 am

    I’m definitely will make this for our next event.

  • Reply
    Richard David Keith
    August 17, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    4 links sausage/chorizo; sliced. Is this the spanish, or the mexican verison. One is more dry than the other

    • Reply
      Michelle De La Cerda
      August 18, 2016 at 2:13 am

      Fresh Mexican chorizo is recommended, then I’d go with a spicy Italian sausage before a Spanish or Basque sausage/chorizo.

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