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Chimichurri Sauce

Continuing with my week of sauces I finished off on Friday last week with a great sauce from Argentina which apparently goes really well with both chicken and steak – we went for steak.

It’s not known where the names comes from, although there are many ideas, but it’s very popular in South America and you can also produce a red version, this one’s the usual green, by adding tomato and red bell pepper.

This recipe makes approx 1 cup / 250ml of sauce and you can find the original recipe on the Epicurious website, here.

Ingredients

Just 8 Ingredients – when you add garlic!

  • 1 cup fresh Italian parsley, tightly packed
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander, tightly packed
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3/4 tsp dried crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare your ingredients
  2. Place them all in a food processor and blend until you have a smooth sauce
  3. Let stand at room temperature for up to 2 hours before serving

We also found that it lasts in the fridge for about 24 hours.

What a deliciously fresh sauce. You really get the parsley, coriander and garlic through and, where I sometimes find sauces with this amount of fresh herbs in it a little overpowering, the vinegar and chilli in there create a wonderful balance.

Hope you like green…

We just had it on some perfectly cooked steak and some mixed leaf and it was beautiful. This truly was a 10 minute meal and you really can’t knock that now can you?

10 Minute Meal!

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