Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Chimichurri Sauce: my favourite go-to-sauce

This is actually my favourite sauce. Whenever we have a lazy saturday evening where we want to make something incredibly tasty for dinner, after the kids are asleep, I almost always think of grilling some meat or seafood and making this sauce. Serve with some crusty bread and a glass of red wine and it will be a meal to remember. My favourite is grilled prawns and scallops with this sauce.

Chimichurri Sauce is originally from Argentina and is a popular dipping sauce for grilled meat. I've never been there but would love to one day! A gal can dream. I've found various recipes online using various proportions of parsley, cilantro and other herbs but this recipe I find the simplest and tastiest. All you really need is fresh parsley and lemon and the other ingredients are usually on hand.

Chimichurri Sauce
from Gourmet June 2008

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1 Tablespoon minced shallot
3/4 teaspoon hot chill flakes
3/4 cup flat leave parsley, chopped

Chop finely and blend OR do as I prefer and throw in the blender and puree.

This guy doesn't eat the sauce but such a cute photo I couldn't resist including it:)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds good! Love the picture of your little guy:)