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Chimichurri Marinated Petit Filet With Roasted Potato And Tomato

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Kind of a long recipe title I know and I tried every which way to shorten it but wanted it to describe the dish, hence the way too long title. In the summer when it’s hot the last thing I like to do is stand over a hot stove and my BBQ grill is the answer to that. I normally make this with flank steak but there was a sale on petit filet which I love, they are tender and quite tasty and I thought using the same chimichurri marinade for these little pieces of beef would be delicious. It’s so simple and you can actually prepare the meat the night before, marinating overnight makes the meat even more flavorful. The chimichurri I have posted here before, it’s really good both as a marinade and condiment. The leftover chimichurri went on the micro potatoes which I roasted in the oven along with some baby heirloom tomatoes. A simple and delicious dinner that can be made quickly and easily using the grill, oven or stovetop.

Since it’s grilling season and it’s Friday, Fiesta Friday #125 that is I am bringing all of this with me to the party. Angie and her co hosts  Quinn from the blog Dad What’s 4 Dinner and the lovely Elaine from the amazing vegetarian blog Foodbod (Elaine sorry this is a post with meat while you are co hosting).

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Petit Filet

chimichurri for marinade

2 petit filet totalling about 1 1/2 lbs

salt and pepper

olive oil

Place the meat and about 2-3 heaping tbs of the chimichurri in a zip lock bag, seal, squish the marinade around so it’s covering the meat and refrigerate at least an hour or better overnight.

Take the meat out of the refrigerator, scrape off excess marinade and let meat sit for about 30 minutes to take the chill off. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

It takes about 8-10 minutes total (for medium rare) approximately 4-5 minutes on each side on a red hot grill. Be sure to cover the meat loosely for about 10-15 minutes before carving.

Tomatoes and Potatoes

Pre heat oven to 375 degree’s.

Using two sheet pans one for tomatoes and one for potatoes, line with parchment. Drizzle olive oil on tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. The micro potatoes can be cut in half or left whole, wash and dry, place in a bowl and add the chimichurri, make sure each potato is covered in the marinade. Place on sheet pan and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven until the potatoes are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and the tomatoes are soft and slightly caramelized. In all it took about 25 minutes in my oven.

Percy with his birthday cake

Percy with his birthday cake couldn’t resist he loved his cake

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  1. That’s fabulous!!! I love flank steak and chimichurri!

    June 24, 2016
  2. What a lovely, tempting plate of food, Suzanne! I’m surprised that every neighbor within smelling-range of your grill doesn’t show up at your door. 😀 It was fun to see another pic of Percy with his cake. TGIF and mega hugs to you both.

    June 24, 2016
    • Thank you Teagan, LOL, Here in Brooklyn our houses are connected with a few exceptions our back yards are only separated by a fence so when one person is grilling we can all smell it. I was not outside long enough to attract a crowd. No sooner did I put it on it was done. Mega hugs back my friend.

      June 24, 2016
  3. Lovely! I’m pinning it!

    June 24, 2016
  4. Whoa, this looks amazing! And happy birthday Percy!

    June 24, 2016
  5. I simply love steak with chimichurri. Made it last weekend as well. Great meal Suzanne!

    June 24, 2016
    • There is something about it thats so wonderful, I still remember the first time I tasted it. Thanks Michelle.

      June 24, 2016
  6. Ha ha! I know that Fiesta Friday won’t be filled with vegetarian dishes, it’s still good to see what people are making – but thank you xxx

    June 24, 2016
    • LOL, thanks Elaine. I had already decided to add this to the roster on FF and then I saw you were co hosting and thought Oh No, Elaine won’t like this at all.

      June 24, 2016
      • Which is very sweet of you, however, it’s not all about me is it?! I’m sure Quinn likes it 🙂 x

        June 25, 2016
  7. Uhm don’t even care about the length of the post title. You had me sold with “marinated filet.” This sounds amazing, and looks even better. Wish I were eating this right now… 🙂

    June 24, 2016
    • Thank you so much. I love marinating cuts like this one or flank or skirt steak.

      June 24, 2016
  8. Such a tempting plate you have here! I feel like grabbing it from the screen! 🙂

    June 24, 2016
  9. Very nice plate for roasted potatoes and tomatoes – maybe with an egg on toast, please ? Thank you 🙂
    I wish you a very nice week-end – amitiés – france 🙂

    June 24, 2016
    • Merci France Mais oui, delicieux❤️💕eggs and toast with potato and tomato are wonderful!!!

      June 24, 2016
  10. Gorgeous and delicious!! Looks so yum!
    Birthday wishes to Percy 🙂

    June 24, 2016
  11. Yum-o Suzanne and Best Belated Birthday Wishes to Mr. “Percy”! Have a great weekend!!! xx

    June 24, 2016
    • Thanks Cheryl, you also have a great weekend. I hope you are relaxing and basking in the Mediterranean sun.

      June 24, 2016
      • LOL went on another relatives boat on the Aegean Sea-gorgeous!!! South of us…Everyone is sleeping now…Take care my friend, miss u!!! xxoo

        June 24, 2016
      • Miss you too, sounds heavenly.

        June 24, 2016
  12. Hi! I saw this on Fiesta Friday and I had to check it out! I am a fan of meat and chimichurri! Looks so yummy! It’s been storming like crazy here in Colorado almost every evening and the poor BBQ is being horribly neglected! Can’t wait to try it out when we get some nice weather!
    Michelle

    June 24, 2016
    • We haven’t had any rain here in NYC for a while now, it threatens to rain, may get a couple of drops but then it stops. We actually could use some of your rain, send it our way!! Thank you so much Michelle.

      June 24, 2016
  13. Your Fiesta Friday meal looks delicious, Suzanne. I love grilling when it’s hot, too. Happy Summer.

    June 24, 2016
    • Oh yes me too, even with AC standing over a hot stove is not my idea of fun in the heat. Thanks so much Mary.

      June 24, 2016
  14. Wow I guess we all have Chimichurri on the mind now that grilling season is here. My post tomorrow features it over grilled ribeyes! And DANG you were even a Food52 contest winner with it, congrats! Mine is quite similar but didn’t use arugula, I used cilantro from my garden instead. 🙂 As always, hugs to Percy! xo

    June 24, 2016
    • Thanks Kathryn, rib eye is my favorite cut of steak I have to try it with the chimichurri. This one I used micro arugula it was really good. I have never used cilantro, must try. Thanks so much and have a great weekend.

      June 24, 2016
      • Cilantro (aka Coriander in the UK) is one of my staple ingredients in many dishes. You have a great weekend too! Our plan is to finish laying 300 bricks for the rest of our firepit patio. Whew! xoxo

        June 24, 2016
      • Well that sounds like it will be great, you are making your own firepit patio. Hope you post a pic. Want to see it. Nice!!!

        June 24, 2016
  15. Wow looks wonderful

    June 24, 2016
  16. Looks fabulous!!

    June 25, 2016
  17. My mouth is watering. This says, “dinner party” to me.
    Tracey

    June 25, 2016
    • Thanks Tracey now this would not be paleo because of the potatoes, is that right? I love potatoes.

      June 25, 2016
      • I eat potatoes just in small amounts. Potatoes have vitamin C, B 6, potassium, fiber and complex carbohydrate. These potatoes look like winners.

        June 25, 2016
      • Did you use a paleo cookbook? Just wonderfing thinking of trying it but really wondering if I can stick to the no dairy thing.

        June 26, 2016
  18. Some of the simplest meals we prepare are the best and this sounds like one of them.

    June 25, 2016
  19. I love a good steak and you’ve cooked this one to perfection. I’ve seen chimichurri with steak but haven’t done that myself.

    June 25, 2016
    • Thanks so much Julie, I don’t eat meat that often but when I want beef this is usually what I make. It’s incredibly flavorful marinated in chimichurri.

      June 25, 2016
  20. I don;t eat meat but The Hungry Dad would love this – so many colours and tastes here.

    June 26, 2016
    • Thank you Hungry Mum, I eat meat but not very often. The beef would definitely please Dad.

      June 26, 2016
  21. The filet is perfectly grilled, Suzanne. What a beautifully plated dish!

    June 26, 2016
    • Thanks Patty now if only I could learn to photograph like you😃😃😃😃

      June 27, 2016
  22. I absolutely love chimichurri and this sounds great. Thanks for sharing with us at Fiesta Friday. Happy FF!

    June 26, 2016
    • Thank you so much and thank you for co hosting the party!! Happy FF!!

      June 27, 2016
  23. Looks fantastic.

    June 27, 2016
  24. Simple, quick and delicious plus I love chimichurri! And Percy is just the cutest as usual!

    June 27, 2016
    • Thanks Mary Frances, I love chimichurri as well, it’s just so great with meat.

      June 27, 2016
  25. I have only made chimichurri once, and I loved it. Can’t wait to make it again. I will have to try your recipe, Suzanne. I bet the potatoes with chimichurri was wonderful. I don’t know why I never thought to do that. What a perfect meal!

    June 27, 2016
    • Thanks Shari, yes the potatoes were so good, they went so perfectly with the meat. It was really such a delicious meal.

      June 28, 2016
  26. Hello suzanne, I want to nominate you for Blogger Recognition Award:)) hopefully you will accept it. Its a form of online award given by one blogger to another. Here is the link. https://keralas.live/2016/06/27/blogger-recognition-award/ You may use image of your choice. Thank you. I visited your site several times; to nominate you, but I wasn’t sure if you will accept it. Thanking you. Sumith.

    June 28, 2016
    • Thank you so much Sumith, your nomination means so much to me. I left a comment on your blog thanking you, I am not sure I can fully accept even though I am very grateful. I simply have barely enough time to post anything and a dedicated post to awards is hard for me to do but I will acknowledge this and thank you.

      June 28, 2016
      • Thank you soo much Suzanne😊

        June 28, 2016
  27. I know that this is a beautiful dinner. I love to make fresh Chimichurri too but perfer to eat it with grilled fish on the side,..also very tasty! MMMMM!

    June 28, 2016
    • I have never had with fish but want to try it. Sounds wonderful, it’s so fresh and flavorful I would think it will taste amazing with fish. Thanks so much Sophie.

      June 28, 2016
  28. I know that this is a beautiful dinner. I love to make fresh Chimichurri too but prefer to eat it with grilled fish on the side,..also very tasty! MMMMM!

    June 28, 2016
  29. I could drink chimichurri straight! It is SO good. And delicious with steak and potatoes. Have you ever eaten it with eggs? Fab! xo

    June 28, 2016
    • Eggs, wow I have to try that. I love how that sounds. Thank you so much Em and have a great vacation.

      June 28, 2016
  30. I’m not a huge meat eater but after looking at your pics I am wanting to prepare this for dinner tonight. Love everything about it, the prep, the sauce, everything!

    June 28, 2016
    • I’m not either Cheri, I seem to be gravitating towards meat lately, maybe it’s the grill calling me. Thank you so much, the chimichurri is wonderful, one time I marinated portobello mushrooms in it and grilled them, it was wonderful.

      June 28, 2016
  31. petra08 #

    I love chimmichurri but have never thought of marinating beef in it. Reading this i wonder why not! A brilliant idea and it looks so good. Percy looks so happy with his cake! Have a lovely week!

    June 28, 2016
    • Thanks so much Petra, yes chimichurri besides being an awesome condiment is wonderful as a marinade. It’s great on so many different foods. Thank you for your wonderful compliment and for sure Percy loved his cake.

      June 28, 2016
  32. Oh, this looks good! I am pretty sure I can see a steak in my near future…

    June 29, 2016
    • Thanks so much Sarah, If I am going to eat beef this is how I like it.

      July 2, 2016
  33. Sounds so delicious, I love chimichurri. This is such a great dish for summer!

    June 29, 2016
    • Thank you so much Fida, It is perfect for grilling season. Love a good grilled steak.

      July 2, 2016
  34. A perfect summer meal Suzanne! I love chimichurri!

    June 30, 2016
  35. What a gorgeous plateful Suzanne!! We don’t have beef very often– except when we have friends and grill something– this looks like it would be delicious and easy enough for a group. I’m always a little fearful, I’m going to over cook beef– but we got a good thermometer and now it’s pretty foolproof. Thanks for the encouragement to invited some friends over and fire up the grill. Your recipes are always so do-able Suzanne! thanks.

    June 30, 2016
    • I don’t have a thermometer or should say one that works. Mine is a weird and is really hard to read. I want to get a digital one. Thanks so much Rhonda, it’s easy to make and I pretty much can tell what degree of doness it is by feel. I shouldn’t guess really and if I am having guests I need a thermometer. Happy 4th of July!!

      July 2, 2016
      • Well, it looks truly delicious– nice and charred and pink inside. perfect. Happy 4th there!!

        July 3, 2016
  36. This looks so good and that steak is beautifully cooked! I love seeing the Percy pics! I’ll never get tired of that sweet face! 🙂

    July 2, 2016
    • Percy is a trip, he is so funny and so good I feel so so lucky to have him. Thanks Mollie, I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday.

      July 2, 2016
  37. Looks very nice. It is actually quite hard to cook the fillet right, very easy to undercook or overcook. But yours looks just about perfect. Sous-vide would be easier hehehe.

    July 5, 2016
    • You are right one day I will get a sous vide so I can do it. Thank you!!

      July 5, 2016
  38. Not sure which looks best – the steak or potatoes. What a great plate of food. I love Chimichurri, as well.

    July 25, 2016

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