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Jan 13, 2007 09:49 PM

Chimichurri sauce?

Got me a jar of genuine Argentine chimichurri sauce, for grilling meat. No idea how to use it. Is it a marinade, a BBQ sauce? TIA.

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  1. serve the sauce over the meat - YUM

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    1. re: PastaFace123

      You mean cook the meat, then serve the sauce over the meat like it's gravy? That doesn't seem right to me.

    2. Not a gravy, more like a ketchup or steak sauce--a condiment. It's very tasty with a simple grilled or pan-seared steak IMO.

      1. Thats exactly right, think of it as a salsa or condiment and just use as little or as much as you like. Argentine food is not generally spicy so don't expect it to blow your mind. Its more of a vinegar and parsley flavor.

        1. Drizzle a stream of it over the cooked steak. I love chimmi and have been known to put it on everything from sandwiches to grilled shrimp/fish or stirring a little into soup, like a pesto.

          The link below goes to a picture of steak with chimichurri on it, hope it helps.

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          1. re: adroit_minx

            Hmmph. Hard for me to think of chimmi as a condiment, but it's clear you guys are right. That's why I come here. Thanks, all.

          2. This is great served on the side with BBQ'd Beef Heart kabobs. Marinate chunks of beef heart in an oil/vinegar/cumin dressing for a few hours. Thread onto skewers and BBQ over coals. Serve the Chimi on the side.