How to Make Chimichurri (+win big while you’re at it) August 16, 2018
Discover how easy it is to whip up tangy, herb-studded chimichurri sauce, and how doing so enters you for the chance to win a free trip to Asia with our friends at SECRET FOOD TOURS.*
Mention Argentina to any chef or foodie and the conversation will invariably lead to beef — the hallmark meat of this South American country. But tangy, herb-studded chimichurri is certainly a close second, as it’s almost always found drizzled on top of every cut of steak (or used as a marinade). So it seemed fitting, then, that our last deliciously diverse Global Eats recipe honored this dynamic duo — which we have a feeling you’ll love just as much as we do.
So once you select it off the menu and watch it all come to life below, get excited by reading up on just how easy it is to make homemade chimichurri sauce.
How to make chimichurri sauce
This drizzly, bright green sauce comes together with 4 simple “components.” And because it’s uncooked, it’s as easy as mincing, whisking, and seasoning. Although steak is the traditional protein of choice, it also pairs beautifully with chicken and smoky grilled fish.
Component #1: Herbs
Herbs are the backbone of any chimichurri — you can’t have it without ’em. And although most recipes call for parsley, our chefs flexed their creative culinary muscles by opting to use cilantro for a depth of flavor that carries with it hints of pepper, sage, and lemon. There’s no right or wrong though! So feel free to use whatever herbs you have on hand, and don’t be afraid to use more than one type.
Component #2: Aromatics
Oregano and cumin are the two most common spices found in chimichurri — oregano, for its slightly bitter, minty flavor and cumin for its warm, earthy taste.
Component #3: A kick of heat
Some chimichurri recipes call for crushed red pepper for that kick of heat. But we’re on team jalapeño since it can easily align with your spice preferences. Removing the ribs and seeds tones down the spice, ensuring all the flavor that you love is still present without the “OMG my mouth is on fire” that you don’t. And for the brave, feel free to go all-in.
Component #4: Liquids
Incorporating at least one liquid to tie everything together is a must. Plain old olive oil works like a charm, but our chefs also added a squeeze of lime for extra tang.
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