The best thing that you could do with your steak is to serve it with this fresh and flavorful homemade Chimichurri Sauce. The BEST sauce and it can never get this fresh and natural than this.
I’ve never tried making Chimichurri Sauce before until just recently and I asked myself why on earth have I not made this sauce sooner? It taste so good with the steak that I had been putting spoonful and spoonful of this sauce on my steak. It’s that seriously good. I’ve heard about this sauce quite a few times when I was watching food shows but I never bothered to check what it was. It doesn’t look like anything special to me, it’s a bunch of fresh herbs and spices and so why bother making it. I never realized how the natural freshness of those herbs and spices could actually take the food in a different level. Did I already say it was seriously good? I’m saying it again, it’s seriously good for a simple and easy sauce. It’s one handy sauce that from now on I will be keeping in my fridge for everyday use. It could literally use this for almost anything. Although this sauce is most commonly used for steak, it’s also perfect for other grilled meat and seafood, talking about grilled prawns, yum!
I used my mini food chopper because this is a small batch, you can also use a food processor or a blender if making a larger batch. It is going to be a challenge chopping this manually as I doubt that you will be able to get the right consistency. You really need to have a chopper or blender to do this.
What is Chimichurri Sauce?
Chimichurri is made from combination of finely chopped parsley, cilantro and oregano which are basically fresh herbs plus garlic, seasoning and something acidic like lemon, lime or white wine vinegar. It is almost like pesto, only it doesn’t contain any nuts and cheese. It doesn’t require any cooking at all, it is just a process or mixing or blending all ingredients like a sauce. The sauce is commonly used for steak or grilled chicken or seafood like prawn. It can be used as sauce and as marinade too.
Is Chimichurri Sauce healthy?
Chimichurri is a delicious sauce that is native to Argentina, and it poses many different health benefits with its delicious and nutritious blend. The blend of parsley, garlic, olive oil, and oregano are a powerful pack of anti oxidants and healthy fats that pair great with chicken, steak, and pork. One thing for sure, this sauce is better than any mayonnaise or cream based sauce.
What is Chimichurri Sauce used for?
Traditionally, chimichurri is served with grilled meats but more than that, chimichurri can also be used as marinade or a flavor booster for sandwich and wrap spreads. You can use the sauce immediately, but for best flavor, let it sit for few hours or even overnight to allow the flavor to develop.
Can I freeze Chimichurri Sauce?
You, You can freeze it up to 3 months. Freeze it in serving-size portions in a plastic ice cube tray. Once the “cubes” are frozen, toss them in a plastic freezer bag to store, then defrost individually as needed.
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1 Bunch of Cilantro
- 1/2 Bunch of Parsley
- 1 tsp Dried Oregano
- 3 Cloves Garlic
- 1 Small Shallots
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1/2 tsp Red Chili Flakes
Note: If you do not like spicy sauce, reduce or remove the Paprika and Chili Red Flakes
In the bowl of a small food processor or blender, add olive oil, oregano, lemon juice, garlic, shallots, salt, paprika, red chili flakes. Pulse to mix then let sit to marinade about 10 minutes. Add cilantro and parsley leaves.Process until smooth to your liking, but still with a little texture. Stop the machine and scrape down the sides. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Transfer in an air tight container and keep refrigerated.