Monday, September 14, 2015

Chimichurri - An Argentinean Condiment

As per wiki, Chimichurri or chimmichurri is a green sauce used for grilled meat, originally from the Rio de la Plata, Argentina. It is made of finely-chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, oregano, and white vinegar. In Uruguay, the dominant flavoring is parsley, garlic, red pepper flakes, and fresh oregano.Chimichurri is made from finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, oregano, and white or red wine vinegar. Additional flavorings such as paprika, cumin, thyme, lemon, basil, coriander leaf and bay leaf may be included. In its red version, tomato and red bell pepper may also be added.

It can also be used as a marinade for grilled meat. Chimichurri is available bottled or dehydrated for preparation by mixing with oil and water. You may replace the parsley with other herbs as well. Not only to marinate the meats, you can eat this herb loaded sauce along with grilled meats, fish or else simply with pastas.

Argentinean Chimichurri, Chimichurri

You may wonder why am talking about chimichurri sauce, i have a reason for it.. This week's theme for this month's blogging marathon is going to be condiments around the world. To kick start this week's theme, i simply dished out this Argentinean sauce or condiment which is quite similar to pesto.

This extremely flavourful condiments is a popular one throughout South America. My chimichurri sauce goes for basic recipe and i simply sticked with parsley. When served along with pasta we just loved this aromatic sauce very much. If you love pesto, you will definitely love this chimichurri for the sure.

Chimichurri, chimmichurri, Argentinean Green Sauce

Recipe Source: Simply Recipes

1cup Fresh parsley leaves (only the leaves, discard the stem)
5nos Garlic cloves
2tsp Dry Oregano
1/2cup Olive oil
2tbsp White vinegar
1tsp Salt
1/2tsp Pepper powder
1/4tsp Red chilly flakes

Argentina green sauce; chimichurri

Finely chop the parsley leaves , garlic cloves or else process them in a food processor.

Take them in a bowl, add in the olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper powder and red chilly flakes.

Mix well, serve immediately.

Or arrange in a fridge, stay prefect for a day or two.

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  1. I made this last year for around the world BM but did not post it. Nice condiment.

  2. This is a lovely condiment , i made it for another country .. But the taste is simply fantastic !

  3. very intersting.. Totally new to me Priya

  4. Wow that is such a mix of great flavors... Delicious Priya

  5. Chimichurri looks inviting.Nice start

  6. Delicious and lovely looking chimichuri. Excellent sauce.

  7. we made it and loved it.. ur pics are beautiful !

  8. This looks delicious and has a lovely color.

  9. Interesting Condiment.New to me totally..Good share.

  10. I don't think I have noticed this sauce before, and all of a sudden this is the popular one..yours has turned out good Priya

  11. Very new to me... will try soon .. nice choice

  12. Next to hummus and tahini seems like everyone tried this sauce.. adding it to my bucket list too

  13. Very beautifully presented priya, i too made some vinegar based sauces this BM, love them all for their simplicity and their intense flavors!!!

  14. Same pinch Priya. We made the same condiment for the first day :-) We loved how fresh and delicious this tastes.

  15. That is one interesting condiment, Priya.

  16. Wo that is a deliciously tasty sauce. The girls will like it.

  17. so interesting how all of our different versions of chimichurri look so different


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