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Can I freeze chimichurri sauce or r/o

VAfoodie Jun 8, 2008 07:57 PM

how long can I keep it in the refrigerator or what are some uses beyond a sauce for meat?

  1. Funwithfood Jun 8, 2008 11:08 PM

    If it is a puree, it will freeze beautifully.

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      cvhound Jun 9, 2008 12:06 AM

      I make homemade pesto in large batches and freeze in single serve plastic containers which I defrost in the fridge or on the counter. I use the pesto for pasta, dips, topping for fish/scallops, etc. I've kept homemade pesto in the fridge for 4-5 days and it's been fine.

      Today I made an interesting ranch type dip for crudites by mixing a couple of tablespoons of leftover pesto with a few spoons of mayo which I thinned with fresh lemon juice. I also added some fresh ground pepper and a pinch of salt. I bet you could could do something similar with your chimichurri sauce.

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      1. re: cvhound
        Funwithfood Jun 9, 2008 06:06 PM

        I too freeze pesto--grow it and end up with 45 cups PACKED basil leaves. We enjoy pesto all year long!

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