Thursday, 12 July 2012

Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is an Argentinian herb sauce typically served over meats. It it fresh and herbal and it wonderful on steaks and chicken in particular.

You will need:

  • bunch of parsley (I always choose flat/Italian vs. curly)
  • 5-6 fresh oregano leaves (it's pretty strong stuff fresh!)
  • small bunch of chives
  • small bunch of mint
  • small bunch of basil
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes 
  • salt/pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp red wine/ sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Step 1: get your blend of fresh herbs. I have picked all of mine from the backyard.

Step 2: add everything to the food processor except the oil. Blend until you get a nice puree. Add the oil last and blend to combine. Taste it and add more salt or pepper or chili flakes or lemon as necessary. Store in fridge in a sealed container.

We had some grilled Chorizo and chicken breast that we served it on. Tonight I will have to make a steak to use the rest on!

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