Saturday 14 July 2018

Improve your steaks : Chimichurri recipe

I had the chance this morning to attend our local farmer's market.  I'm glad they've found a location for the summer and hope to see them in a permanent location at some point. 
Their greenhouse is located right here in town. 

My goal this morning was to pick up some fresh parsley to make some chimichurri. Chimichurri is a condiment used quite commonly in Argentina.  It really brings out the flavor of beef.  Great on steaks but mine will be used on a burger today.

In speaking with Alex this morning he told to take pics of my food.  I thought I'd do one better and share my recipe.

3/4 cup of fresh parsley
2-3 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp of red wine vinegar
1/2 cup of olive oil
1 tsp of pepper
salt to taste

Finely chop the parsley and mince the garlic.  Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix in the vinegar, oil, salt and pepper.  Adjust seasoning to taste.  Let sit in refrigerator for about an hour before serving.  Will keep in a covered container for at least a week.

There are a few things you can do to change up the flavor. I like adding red pepper flakes or a small thai bird eye chili when I make it.  I also really like it with the addition of about 1/4 cup of cilantro or oregano.  It changes the flavor.  

Feel free to try out this recipe and let me know how you like it.