Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Chimichurri Sauce





Today I drove half way to work without my Laptop, I drive a total of 30 miles to work. As you can imagine this led to a very frustrating morning! I got this sickening feeling in my gut when I realized it, called co-workers and made a U-Turn.



After following what seemed like 79 cars who also for some reason needed to drive in front of me ALL the way to my house I made it home. I launched into the house, careful to not wake the munchkin and found my ball & chain.







As I made my way for a 2ND time to work I ventured out to try a new freeway, great choice…NOT! Traffic, Traffic, and more traffic – a wrong exit here, wrong turn there….I made it, finally.



Phew. Now on to the sauce..Full Flavored & Gorgeous, a must try. I will even admit to dredging my grilled cheese in it last night, so sue me.



This was delightfully borrowed and even more delightfully devoured from SimplyRecipes






INGREDIENTS


1 cup firmly packed fresh flat-leaf parsley, remove stems
3 garlic cloves
2 Tbs fresh oregano leaves
1/2 cup olive oil
2 Tbs white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes







DIRECTIONS

Finely mine the parsley, fresh oregano, and garlic - Place in a small bowl.


Stir in the olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Serve immediately or refrigerate. If chilled, return to room temperature before serving. Chimichurri can keep for several days, aka dip anything and everything in it for a few.

We enjoyed this delightful sauce over two bomb filets...oh the memories.

39 comments:

M @ Betty Crapper said...

I love chimichurri sauce on churrasco. It's been a while since we grilled. Now that the weather is nicer, it's grilling time :). I'm going to have to put churrasco on the menu for next week. I could definitely go for some of your chimichurri. Yum. Yum. Yum.

Ami said...

I bet that chimichurri would be great on fish tacos. I am making some this weekend, I will have to try it out!!

Julie said...

First of all I love that moby dick quote. I'm stealing it. The sauce, divine! And pray tell me what is a bomb filet??

Ali said...

The first time I tried chimichurri was on my honeymoon in Holbox, Mexico. I've been obsessed with it ever since.

scrambledhenfruit said...

The sauce looks like it would be great on just about anything. I gave up my 40 minute commute years ago- work for me is only 10 minutes away, and that's the way I like it!

Raina said...

Yummy! This must have been wonderful on steak. Thanks for sharing it:)

Don't you just hate those days? It always seems when you are in a rush, you get a little old man with a hat driving way, way below the speed limit in front of you....lol Glad you made it finally:)

Tia said...

love the quote about moby dick. loll!

Quit Eating Out said...

K, the sauce sounds awesome... and now I'm even thinking it sounds good with grilled cheese! :) We grill a LOT... so I'm always looking for new toppers. Have a great night!

Pam said...

I hate mornings like that. I bet the sauce made you feel better!

Bridgett said...

Awesome sauce! Too bad about your morning though. Hard to get going on days like that.

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Nice idea dipping the grilled cheese! I might like that even better than eating it with steak. Sorry about your morning:(

Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) said...

Honestly, I have always loved chimichurri sauce but have never known just quite what it was! Now that I know, I will definitely be trying it next time I have leftover parsley (which is more often than not). I bet it is delicious over a nice grilled steak. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe, Jen!

claire said...

ohhh boy, have I had a few of those days! That is the worst! The chimichurri sauce looks gorgeous though! Love your blog!

Fashion Meets Food said...

can I please come live with you? Your a fab cook!

xo

Sue said...

I bet that was good slathered on your grilled cheese:)

Velva said...

I know the day can get off to a bad start but, it worked out.

Love the Moby Dick quote. Love the chimchurri sauce I have for ages said that I was going to make a chimchurri sauce. I suddenly feel inspired.

baking.serendipity said...

I hate those mornings...but love this sauce! Hope tomorrow's commute is a better one :) Hurry up weekend!

Eliana said...

Chimichurri is my absolute favorite steak sauce and this one looks perfect :)

Monica H said...

I love that quote and chimichurri sauce. The garlicky the better. It's even great used as a vinaigrette on salad...with steak!

Monica

Monet said...

I left my laptop at the Denver airport yesterday! Thankfully some kind soul turned it into lost and found...and it is being shipped my way. So I understand how you feel about forgetting! This sauce looks so delicious. Such a bright and flavorful addition to so many food items!

Jenn said...

I love chimichurri sauce!! I made a spicy chimichurri that I guest blogged about.. if you are interested:
http://www.ourkrazzykitchen.com/2010/10/london-broil-with-spicy-chimichurri.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WelcomeToOurKrazyKitchen+%28Welcome+to+OuR+KrAzy+kItChEn...%29

Beth said...

Yesterday morning I had to drive to school to take my daughter's props for her music presentation. This morning my husband had to come home to pick up his budget presentation. It's a bad week for forgetfulness in our house!

Clements Family said...

That is one of my favorites...I have a great pork recipe that I use that with!

Yummy Team said...

Never heard of this sauce before. Looks lovely!! Very interesting recipe!

We didnt change the layout, Jenniurla. It might be a browser issue. Can you please let me know which browser you are using?

Susi said...

I've been looking for a good recipe for chimichurri sauce and this looks like a winner!

teresa said...

i love that bright green color, it looks so flavorful! cute quote too!

Martha (MM) said...

Sounds great!! Love the veggie cobbler in the previous post too - yum! Oh and love the quote at the top of this post, good one :-)

Ingrid said...

We're friends right?! Well, can I just admit something to you? I honestly think I could drink that sauce with a straw. With a straw! It looks THAT good!
~ingrid

Karen said...

What a wonderful sauce. So much flavor here. I can see why you dipped your grilled cheese in it...I bet it would be good on anything!

Deborah said...

Not the best way to start the morning, but your chimichurri sauce looks perfect!!

Design Wine and Dine said...

I hear bad things about that California traffic!

I make a version of this sauce often - this looks awesome, so versatile!

megan @ whatmegansmaking said...

sounds like a rough morning! But this sauce could make up for anything - looks good!

Kay Heritage said...

Chimichurri always brightens my day! Looks fab. Jennifurla. :)

the 30 girl said...

Geez...bad morning but lovely chimichurri! I've been thinking about making a slowcooked brisket with chimichurri sauce...and I think I will have to use your recipe! Thanks for sharing!

Shannon said...

I've never had this stuff! But now that you mention dipping grilled cheese in it, I may have to do it . We have your grilled cheese with basil and honey on the menu for this weekend so I might have to change it up to use this dippin sauce.

Michael Toa said...

how delicious! and how gorgeous the sauce on top of the steak. Thank you for the nice comment at Chef Dennis's blog. yes, chicken with 40 cloves of garlic is freakin awesome. :)
I look forward to reading more of your delicious posts. Have a great weekend. Michael

shaz said...

Oh yum, I would so dip anything in that sauce. Sounds like it helped make up for a sucky traffic day. Have a great weekend :)

Ingrid said...

Made it! Loved it! Thanks for passing along the recipe.
~ingrid

Mary said...

I love chimichurri sauce with steak and just about anything else! I use half parsley and half cilantro. My family just calls it green stuff! Can't wait to see your light box results--I am thinking about buying/making one, as there's little natural light up here at this time of year.
:)