Sauces #1: chimichurri
What is the "real" recipe? Or what is essential and what is optional to make a good, tasty and reasonably "authentic" version? What are the best uses- I know grilled beef is its main use. Thanks.
not nec' authentic: garlic, salt, parsley, vinegar,paprika, olive oil in mine
Glorious on Goat cheese.
and some type of heat (pepper flakes is easy)
chop it all or blend and mix. adjust vinegar/oil to your liking. i personally like it very vinegary.
I like to make a half parsley/half cilantro one.
The following is a Chimichurri recipe I got from ex-con Martha Stewart (recipe source is the owner of a Argentinean restaurant in Norwalk, CT):
2/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/3 cup chopped garlic
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake until well combined.
As another poster suggested, I like to add some cilantro to this recipe.