Chimichurri is a traditional Argentine sauce, known for its fresh and spicy flavor. It is made with ingredients such as garlic, parsley, vinegar, oil and spices, and is commonly used as an accompaniment to grilled meats. Its combination of flavors and textures makes it a popular condiment in South American cuisine.
• 1 cup chopped fresh parsley (preferably flat leaves)
• 3-4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
• 2 tablespoons of dried oregano
• 1 teaspoon crushed red chili (optional, to give it a spicy touch)
• 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
• 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar or white wine vinegar
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice
• Salt and pepper to taste
Before starting to prepare this exquisite sauce, it is essential to make sure you have all the ingredients at your disposal and that you meticulously follow each step.
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- In a bowl, combine the chopped parsley, garlic, oregano, and crushed red chili pepper (if using).
- Add the olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice to the herb and spice mixture.
- Mix all ingredients until well combined.
- Taste the sauce and adjust it to your taste with salt and pepper. You can add more vinegar or oil if you prefer it more acidic or less thick.
- Let the chimichurri sauce sit for at least 30 minutes before using it. This allows the flavors to blend and develop further.
- Chimichurri sauce can be served as an accompaniment to grilled meats, such as Argentine asado, but it is also delicious with chicken, fish, or even as a salad dressing.
- Enjoy your homemade chimichurri sauce! This is a basic recipe, but you can customize it to your preferences. Some people add cilantro or cumin, for example. Experiment and find the version you like best!