Zesty Prime Rib Steak with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

Chimichurri is a green sauce typically made from finely chopped fresh parsley, garlic, sunflower oil, and vinegar.  It originates from Argentina and makes a fantastic marinade for meat like this prime rib steak recipe below.

This article and Zesty Prime Rib Steak recipe was contributed by April Jones as a resource for helping you find the best kitchen blenders for your kitchen.   April loves to share with others about the benefits of healthy eating while making it fun and lasting.  Healthy living begins in the kitchen!


Zesty Prime Rib Steak with Chimichurri Sauce


The other day, I was thinking about the most ‘indispensable’ kitchen appliances and gadgets I have in my kitchen.  No – I was not just randomly thinking about it, I was looking for my lemon-squeezer.  As I waded through the tangled junk I have in a messy kitchen drawer, it struck me that the lemon-squeezer was a must-have item.  You are right – I can always use my hands to squeeze the juice but using the gadget is cooler and, it doesn’t hurt on cuts and it’s cheap to purchase.


So what are my two kitchen favorites or must have and can’t do without – Cast-iron skillet and a Blender.

The cast iron skillet – because it can do anything, anywhere:
From stove top to the oven, my food comes out perfectly nearly every time.  I love to brown and sautin cast iron, and then pop whatever I’m whipping up into the oven for final ‘polishing.’  I’m never disappointed!

The blender – because you can make any run-of-the-mill meal special: 
It takes less than a couple of minutes to blend a fantastic chimichurri or roasted red pepper sauce for a tasty bit of beef (that you seared and roasted in your cast iron skillet!).  I do not know about you, but I always need to have a good mayonnaise on hand, and I make my own in my blender a couple of times a week.  It is simple to make and once you get the hang of it, you will never have to worry about getting mayonnaise on your hands when trying to scrape out the last bits from the bottom of the jar!


Below is a recipe to show you what I mean – arm yourself with your cast iron skillet in one hand and your blender in the other!

Chimichurri is a green sauce typically  made from finely chopped fresh parsley, garlic,sunflower oil and vinegar.  It originates from Argentina and makes a fantastic marinade for meat like this prime rib steak recipe below.


Zesty Prime Rib Steak With Chimichurri Recipe:
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Argentinian
Keyword: Zesty Prime Rib Steak With Chimichurri Recipe
Servings: 2 servings
Prime Rib:
  • 1 (1 1/2-inch thick) prime rib steak (bone in or out – your choice)
  • Coarse salt or sea salt and freshly-ground black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
Chimichurri Sauce:
Prime Rib Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Prepare Chimichurri Sauce.

  3. Season the prime rib steak with salt and pepper on both sides, and rub into the meat.

  4. Heat your cast-iron skillet on the stovetop until it is very hot.  Add a little bit of olive oil to the skillet (it will smoke!), and gently place the prepared prime rib in the hot skillet; sear for 5 minutes.

  5. Turn the prime rib over and place in the skillet with the prime rib in the oven approximately 7 minutes or until the internal temperature registers 120 to 130 degrees F. on your instant-read meat thermometer.

  6. Rare - 120 degrees F 

  7. Medium Rare - 125 degrees F.

  8. Medium - 130 degrees F.

  9. Remove from oven and remove the prime rib steak from the skillet and let it rest for 5 minutes.  Learn How To Cook the Perfect Steak.

  10. Prime Rib cooking in cast iron skillet

  11.   Prime Rib cooking in cast iron skillet

  13. To serve, slice the prime into thick slices, plate, and drizzle with the Chimichurri Sauce.

  14. Prime Rib Sliced  Prime Rib with Chimichurri Sauce

  15. Makes 2 servings.


  17. Chimichuri Sauce Recipe:

  18. In your blender, add the parsley, scallions, garlic, wine vinegar, and red pepper flakes (if using). Blend for several seconds.

  19. With the blender on, slowly pour in the olive oil until you reach the consistency you like (it should be slightly emulsified or thickened).

  20. Set aside until ready to serve.

  21. Chimichuri Sauce Prep

  22.   Chimichurri Sauce Prep

  23. Chimichurri Sauce Blended



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Source:  Recipe from L. A. O’Neil

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