- SPARK Nov 12, 2004 04:00 PM
I know this is pretty simply made in the food processor. Can someone tell me the ingredients? Let me emphasize simple and original. I tried to search some recipe websites and came up with some that had jalapenos and oregano. I just want a basic sauce. Nothing fancy.
As I recall it is olive oil, garlic, salt, parsley, ....that's where I get stuck.
I put together this selection of chimichurri sauce recipes from a websearch I did this summer. I only used the first recipe so far and it was great. I think that the crushed red pepper flakes are more "traditional" than the jalapeno, but then again I may have it backwards.
Here are three versions of chimichurri, a garlicky sauce from Argentina is great spooned over grilled beef or chicken. It can also be served with sausage, clams, and shrimp. It makes a great marinade for steak. To use with clams: place the clams in a metal pan with enough sauce to just cover the bottom. Set the pans on the grill, cover the grill and steam the clams until they open, about 8 minutes.
Just puree all ingredients in a processor, transfer to a bowl, and cover in the refrigerator. This can be made up to a day in advance.
1 1/4 cups white wine vinegar
1 cup finely chopped parsley
1/2 cup olive oil
4 large garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeno, minced
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 cup (packed) fresh Italian parsley
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup (packed) fresh cilantro
4 garlic cloves, peeled
3/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
3 large bunches fresh flat-leafed parsley (about 4 packed cups)
5 large garlic cloves
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
Argentine Red Sauce
4 tablespoons virgin olive oil
1/2 cup Spanish sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons hot paprika
2 teaspoons cayenne
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon freshly toasted and ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cumin, freshly toasted and ground
1 bay leaf, broken in half
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Combine all ingredients and mix well.
The Joy of Cooking has a very simple chimichurri recipe - no more than 5 ingredients. This is the recipe I always use.
chimichurri is simple,..Its just garlic CILANTRO (not parsley) Lots of cilantro,..olive oil,and a splash of vinegar,..I like to add a few key limes as well. Chilis uses this exact same sauce with its portobello fajitas,..except the key limes,..Thats my "touch".