Foodie Friday: Chimichurri

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One of my favorite recipes is actually for a topping, that seems to work well with any savory dish, is chimichurri. I originally found this in an herb cook book and have since tried various versions but the one below is my favorite. I have put chimichurri on everything from steak to salmon and most recently on risotto to bring a brighter flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 C. Fresh Parsley
  • 1/4 C. Olive Oil (If you prefer more oil feel free to add it)
  • 2 Tbs. Combination Fresh Oregano and Basil
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Tbs. Apple Cider or Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. Lemon or Lime Juice
  • 1/2 Tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Pepper

Directions:

  1. In a food processor or blender combine all ingredients and mix to desired thickness.
  2. Cover and chill for at least two hours before serving.

Note: Chimichurri is typically server fairly chunky but I don’t like big chunks of shallot and blend mine, with an immersion blender, to a consistency similar to pesto.

This is a fun easy recipe that adds a lot of flavor to any dish. Happy cooking!


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