Sunday, August 3, 2008

Chimichurri Sauce

Hello again! It's about time I made another post. This was actually something I made last week, but honestly for me, writing and posting is more time consuming than cooking and photographing.

This Latin American condiment made with mostly fresh herbs is a quick way to jazz up grilled meat or add to a sandwich, pizza or whatever. I even resorted to taking a slice of turkey lunch meat and slopping on a spoonful, rolling it up for a speedy low-carb snack.

My first incarnation was to top off some grilled tri-tip. We usually just use salsa, but I wanted something different. The tangy and flavorful sauce will amaze you...use it sparingly so as to not overpower your meat! I am sure there are several variations out there, this was adapted from several recipes I looked at.

Having a good amount leftover (Tall Guy did not partake with the tri-tip), I decided to whip up an easy tart made from crescent roll dough, feta, sun-dried tomatoes, olives and the chimichurri sauce. Yum! Okay, onto the recipe:

Chimichurri Sauce

1/2 cup finely chopped parsley

1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro

3 green onions, chopped fine

juice of one lime

1/4 cup light olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. hot sauce

dash of sugar

salt/pepper to taste

Mix everything together and let sit in the fridge for at least an hour.


DawnsRecipes said...

That looks and sounds delicious! Green and garlicky...I'm gonna have to give this one a try.

Hillary said...

This looks great! I've recently discovered my love for chimichurri! :) Thanks for this recipe!

Cherie said...

I have never heard of it but I cant wait to try it! Sounds Yummy!