Father's Day feast: Guy Fieri's recipe for tequila-marinated chimichurri steak

Aside from their shared love of blonde highlights (and, presumably, the music of Chickenfoot), Guy Fieri and Sammy Hagar both have a deep love of fine spirits and fine cuisine.

To that end, Fieri and Hagar —  who have previously collaborated on a tequila for Hagar’s line of spirits — are now offering up their ideas for a perfect Father’s Day feast, which of course involves a tequila-based cocktail and tequila-marinated steak.

To that end, Fieri and Hagar —  who have previously collaborated on a line of spirits — are now offering up their ideas for a perfect Father’s Day feast.

To that end, Fieri and Hagar —  who have previously collaborated on a line of spirits — are now offering up their ideas for a perfect Father’s Day feast. (Santo Spirits)

In honor of dads everywhere, Fieri and Hagar’s Santo Spirits brand is also hosting a “Rockin’ Santo Dad Giveaway,” where they will award two lucky winners with one of two dad-approved prizes: an electric guitar signed by Hagar, or a chef’s knife signed by Fieri. (Entries will be accepted until 12 p.m. PST on June 21.) Winners will be selected via a random drawing at a later date.

In the meantime, and just in case you don’t win your father a guitar signed by the famously fast-driving former singer of Van Halen, it’s a good idea to have a backup plan — and steak with booze is the perfect choice.

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Check out Fieri and Hagar’s top ideas for Father’s Day drinks and dinner below. And if your father is more of a sur-and-turf guy, try your hand at Fieri's recipe for bacon-wrapped shrimp, too.

Fiery Fieri

Fiery Fieri (Santo Spirits)

Fiery Fieri

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Santo Tequila Blanco
  • 1 ounce agave nectar
  • 1.5 ounces fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 0.5 ounces Guy Fieri Brown Sugar Bourbon BBQ Sauce, or BBQ sauce of choice
  • 2 dashes  Angostura bitters
  • Chipotle chili sugar, for rimming the glass

Build Procedures:

  1. Rim a 10-ounce glass with chipotle chili sugar blend, fill with ice and set aside.
  2. Fill mixing glass two-thirds of the way with ice and add tequila, agave nectar, lime juice, BBQ sauce, and Angostura bitters.
  3. Cap mixing glass with shaker tin and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Strain contents from shaker tin into rimmed 10-ounce glass and serve.

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Chimichurri Skirt Steak

Chimichurri Skirt Steak (Santo Spirits)

Chimichurri Skirt Steak

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients for the steak:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Santo Tequila Blanco
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, fresh squeezed
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1.5 pounds skirt steak, trimmed

Ingredients for Chimichurri Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chives, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons yellow onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper, small dice
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp – Pasilla Peppers, Dried
  • 2 Tbsp – Extra Virgin Olive Oil

For the Steak:

  • Combine all ingredients and marinate the steak for at least 2 hours.
  • Heat a charcoal grill on high heat and cook the steak for approximately 4 minutes on each side, less if the steak is thin.
  • Remove from the grill and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Slice on the bias and against the grain into ¼-inch pieces.
  • Lay the steak slices on a platter and top with the chimichurri sauce.

For the Chimichurri Sauce:

  • Combine all the ingredients in the food processor and pulse to create a coarse sauce. Set aside for 2 hours to allow the flavors to develop.

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