Chimichurri Sauce

I love beef.  Although we've been eating a lot more poultry and seafood, I have to have a good steak every once in a while.  Sometimes just salt, pepper and garlic powder is good enough.  There are times you just want something more.

This is a great Brazilian sauce called chimichurri.  You will find a lot of different recipes for it.  Tweak the ingredients to suit your taste.

1 cup cilantro leaves
1 cup flat leaf or Italian parsley leaves
1/4 cup fresh oregano
4 cloves of garlic
1/3 c red wine vinegar
Juice of one lemon
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup olive oil

Toss everything but olive oil into a blender or food processor.  Turn the machine on and slowly add the olive oil, until every thing is chopped fine.

This is the first time I've used a blender.  My food processor got packed and put in storage in anticipation of our move.  The blender gave a smoother consistency.  Either way works and they both taste the same.

Blender   VS  Food Processor

Let sit at least an hour.  Serve it with the meat of your choice.

This time around, I used some to marinate some steaks.   I had to pan fry them as it's still too cold outside to BBQ   Also serve the sauce on the side too.  Chimichurri also makes an awesome bread dip.  The sauce will keep in the fridge for about a week.

Make mine RARE!


Sarah said...

Mmm! That looks SO delicious - can't wait to try it out this week with my roommates! Beautiful pictures and thanks so much for sharing!

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