I struggled with the title of this post. I wanted to call it "The Best Condiment in the Whole Wide World" or "The King of All Sauces", but I couldn't come up with anything royal or prestigious enough to describe its worth. The bottom line is, I just cannot say enough about Chimichurri!
A long time ago, I found the recipe in a pamphlet that Willams-Sonoma was giving out. Back then, I started making it to accompany Argentinian Steak Kabobs, and it was a huge hit. Slowly over the years though, I have discovered that Chimichurri can be used as a mouthwatering topping for any cut of steak, beef, chicken, sausage, fish, even seafood!
Every time I serve it, guests beg for more, even after eating it with the main course. Usually they just slather some on their plate and then mop it up with bread! Mmmm....
Once, I was even asked for an entire vatful, "To Go", apparently so this person (who shall remain nameless) could take it home, and bathe in it..... ?
That is taking it a tad bit too far if you ask me, but anyway.....
Here is the recipe. Enjoy!
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1 CUP PACKED FRESH CILANTRO LEAVES
3/4 CUP PACKED FRESH FLAT LEAF PARSLEY LEAVES
4 LARGE GARLIC CLOVES, CHOPPED
2 FRESH JALAPENO CHILI PEPPERS, SEEDED
1 TABLESPOON OREGANO
1 1/2 TEASPOON SALT
1/2 CUP OLIVE OIL
3 TABLESPOONS WHITE WINE VINEGAR
3 TABLESPOONS FRESH LIME JUICE
IN A FOOD PROCESSOR OR BLENDER COMBINE ALL INGREDIENTS AND PROCESS TO FORM A SMOOTH PUREE. COVER AND REFRIGERATE UNTIL READY TO SERVE. (CAN ALSO BE FROZEN FOR UP TO TWO WEEKS. DEFROST BEFORE SERVING.)