Monday, August 8, 2011
I remember a couple years ago when chimichurri sauce was all the rage. Everything had this weird green sauce on it. I ignored it and went on with my day.
But one day I wanted to do something new with steak. I'm a big believer in a simple steak--salt, pepper, maybe some Worcestershire or grill seasoning. But I do like adding steak toppings. I was bored with butters, though, and in the interest of keeping my fridge as condiment-free as possible, I don't have any steak sauce. So I finally decided to take the plunge and make chimichurri sauce. And guess what? It was quick, easy, fresh, and I would totally make it again.
The recipe below says 5-6 garlic cloves, but my store is still selling mammoth garlic cloves, so only used 3.
I stuck the sauce in the fridge while I prepared the steak. That way, the flavors could mellow and come together.
Add some color to your steak by spooning some chimichurri sauce over the top! Red meat is healthy when you offset it with something green, right? ;)
Recipe: Chimichurri Sauce
2 c. parsley (1 large bunch)
1/2 c. olive oil
3 tbsp. red wine vinegar
4-5 cloves garlic
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Serve over meat or vegetables. Enjoy!