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Playing How to Make Caper Chimichurri with Mixed Grill | Rachael Ray

Rachael pairs a mixed grill of lamb, beef and chicken with charred lemon, tri-color salad and a gutsy pimentòn-flavored caper chimichurri.

"This is a type of meal that I just love," she says. You can grill the meat, but Rach really likes to cook it a la plancha, on a flat surface, on the stove because it creates a great even crust. And no grill flareups! Serve with peeled potato wedges or chunks tossed with salt, pepper, granulated garlic and dried oregano and then roasted. 

For more chimichurri variations, check out Herb Chimichurri Sauce and Green Apple Chimichurri.

Ingredients

For the Caper Chimichurri:
  • ½ cup drained or soaked from salted large capers
  • 1 ½ cups packed flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 shallot, coarsely chopped
  • 1-1 ½ teaspoons pimentòn or smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons sherry or balsamic vinegar
  • About 1 ½ teaspoons red pepper flakes or ground pepperoncino
  • About 1 cup EVOO
For the Mixed Grill:
  • 12 Frenched lamb loin chops, cut and pounded with a mallet
  • 6 flanken-cut 3-bone beef short ribs, about 1 ¼ inches thick
  • 6 skin-on, boneless chicken thighs
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Olive oil spray
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • Ground pepperoncino
  • 8 cups tri-color salad: radicchio, escarole and arugula, chopped
  • EVOO, for liberal drizzling
  • Shaved red onion, to top salad

Yield

Serves: 6

Preparation

For the chimichurri, pulse the ingredients in a food processor, minus the EVOO, then transfer to a small bowl and stir in the olive oil.

Heat a grill to 400°F or large cast-iron skillet to medium-high to high heat.

Rachael Ray 12-Inch Cast Iron Frying Pan

Rachael Ray 12-Inch Cast Iron Frying Pan

Rachael Ray
$70

Bring meats to room temperature and massage coarse salt into them, about 2 ½ tablespoons total. Lightly spray the meats and then grill or griddle a la plancha in skillet about 7 to 8 minutes total for the short ribs, a minute less for the lamb and 3 minutes more for the chicken. Char the cut side of the lemons.

Sprinkle the meats with pepperoncino.

Dress the greens and mixed grill with lemon juice from the charred lemons and EVOO. Add onion, then top the greens and meats with the chimichurri.