Friday, April 9, 2010

Chimichurri Sauce

Grilling season is back! That means less cooking for me and more for my hubz! I like grilling season :)

Instead of doing the standard grilled tri-tip that we do so often, we decided to make things a little more interesting by adding a nice chimichurri sauce.

We went to Argentina last year, and as much steak as we ate, we had surprisingly little chimichurri. But what we did have was fantastic! And now we don't need to fly all the way down there to get some.

Chimichurri is so easy to make and definitely worth the effort. If you've never tried it, I highly suggest you do.

Ingredients:
- Grilled tri-tip or other steak
- Parsley
- Garlic
- Oregano
- Olive oil
- Vinegar (red wine or something similar would be nice) or lemon juice
- Salt
- Pepper
- Red pepper flakes

Directions:
- Start with a nice piece of meat like this
- In a food processor, blend the parsley, garlic, oregano, oil, vinegar/lemon juice, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste.
- Drizzle the sauce on the meat of your choice. Beef works best in my opinion, but I'm sure it tastes great with other meats too. Heck, just smearing it on some bread tastes great too!

23 comments:

Catherine said...

This looks incredible gaga! So yummy and delicious!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Joanne said...

I ADORE chimichurri. It just tastes so fresh and vibrant! Love the color.

Anncoo said...

I would like to try this chimichurri. Looks so good.

TasteHongKong said...

While reading, I was also thinking if it is good to serve the sauce with bread, then you give the answer right away : ).

feeling entropy said...

i would like to place and order please :)

Claudia said...

I love this sauce! I love grilled meats! I love the looks of your dinner. I guess I love a lot of things today - gorgeous photos! Enticing me.

gaga said...

@feeling entropy - come on over!

Sook said...

Oh that sauce looks so fresh and delicious!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

This sauce is new to me, but it look yummy!

Sophie said...

I also love that sauce on grilled fish!!

Your syeak with this georgous chimichurri sauce looks truly delightful!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

Your chimichurri looks delicious! I've made it my job to learn how to grill better this summer. Wish me luck. I need it.

gaga said...

@cinnamon-girl: The best way to learn to grill to make the hubz learn :) Either way, good luck. I'm sure you'll do great!

Laura in Paris said...

Chimichurri has really traveled .. from the Uruguayan barbecues of my childhood, when nobody else knew what chimichurri was .. to your kitchen. Great!

noobcook said...

yummy! can imagine how wonderful the sauce is with the grilled meat. adds lots of nice colour too :)

Moogie said...

WOW... this looks great. And the splash of color is super.

Velva said...

This steak looks amazing. I think I have finally been inspire dto make chimichurri sauce. It ha sbeen on my list to try for months but, after this post I think I am going to prepare it. Thanks.

Juliana said...

Wow, what a nice piece of meat...and the chimichurri sauce on it, sure adds an extra flavor to it :-)

Lakeside Smoker said...

That steak looks perfect!

-Mike

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That meat is cooked to perfection! Perfect with chinichurri sauce!

Cheers,

Rosa

Pete said...

Quite some time didn't have chimichurri sauce! yum yum!

Chef Dennis said...

nicely done...I have not seen this for a while...I used to love the chimichurri

foodhoe said...

What a beautiful vivid green and the ingredients sound like a fantastic treat for the tastebuds! I've never tried making this and really must try...

The Food Hunter said...

This sauce looks so good...and that meat....mmmm