Roasted Carrot & Parsnip, Beef & Sundried Tomato Tacos with Red Chili Parsley Chimichurri

November 18th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Serves 6-8


1 pound skirt steak
2 medium carrots, cut into thin 2 inch strips
2 medium parsnips, cut into thin two inch strips
½ medium white onion, halved and sliced
½ cup sundried tomatoes, chopped fine (good quality ones)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon black pepper, cracked
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
¼ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped fine
Avocado oil or canola oil
Whole what tortillas
Red Chili Parsley Chimichurri (recipe follows)


Preheat oven to 375° F.

Season the skirt steak with a little salt, pepper, and cumin and set aside. In a medium bowl toss together the carrots, parsnips, onions, sundried tomatoes and spices with the oil until the items are mixed and coated with the oil. Lay the vegetable mixture across a baking sheet and place. Bake for about 20 minutes until the vegetables are just about tender. Place the skirt steak across the top of the vegetables and bake for another 8 minutes, 4 minutes per side or until desired cook stage. Take out of the oven, let the meat rest for a few minutes and then slice it up in thin slices. Heat up the whole wheat tortillas on a gas grill. Place some meat and some vegetables on the tortilla and drizzle on some Chimichurri over the top!

Red Chili Parsley Chimichurri

Makes 1 ½ cups


1 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
½ cup fresh oregano leaves, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 medium red shallot, chopped fine
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
1 fresh red chili, chopped fine, seeds and all
½ cup avocado oil or olive oil
¼ cup red wine vinegar (good quality)
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper


Mix together all ingredients and let stand for at least two hours before serving.

Root Veggies With Thyme, Garlic, & Leeks

June 2nd, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Serves 1 – 2


1-2 servings of root vegetables of your choice (i.e. parsnips, carrots, celery root, beets…washed, peeled and sliced)
1 leek, washed & sliced
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
Juice of ½ lemon
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine
Several sprigs of thyme


Preheat oven to 400ËšF degrees

Place root vegetables and leek in medium bowl and toss with olive oil, lemon juice, rosemary and salt & pepper to taste.  Transfer to prepared foil and top with thyme sprigs.

Wrap and bake for 30 minutes.

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