Maybe you already know it, because you ever traveled to South America, or had dinner at an Argentinian restaurant. Chimichurri is a salsa or sauce based on green herbs that is delicious with beef, but also with chicken. It originated in Argentina, where they often serve it as a sauce, but also use it to marinate meat. The name of this sauce probably comes from the Irishman Jimmy McCurry, who fought for Argentina's independence in the 19th century. He seems to be the first person to make the chimichurri, so it is a corruption of his name. Are you planning to prepare a nice steak on the BBQ? Then chimichurri should not be missing!
- 6 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 3 tablespoons Vinegar
- 2 cloves Garlic
- 1 Red Onion
- 1 Chili Pepper
- 1 bunch Fresh Parsley
- 1 tablespoon Dried Coriander
- 2 tablespoons Dried Oregano
- Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- Coarse Sea Salt
- Mix the olive oil and vinegar in a bowl. Then squeeze the garlic cloves into the bowl and add the dried oregano and coriander. Mix this together so that the dried herbs can absorb some moisture.
- Remove the seeds from the chili pepper and chop up the pepper. Then chop the red onion as well and add both to the mixing bowl.
- Finally, chop the parsley leaves and add them to the bowl. Mix everything together well and season with salt and pepper.
- The chimichurri is now ready, time for the meat! You could of course go for the classic Picanha. Or you can make beautiful steak skewers or grill a nice steak and serve it together with the chimichurri. Chicken with chimichurri is also very tasty, but make sure that the chicken is not over seasoned. Enjoy your meal!