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Monday, September 10, 2018

Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce #EatTheWorld


It’s time for this month’s Eat the World recipe challenge and we’re heading to Argentina!


As I was researching, I was surprised to find out that there are quite a few Italian influences in the cooking – yet with even more cheese than we add in the US!

As I kept looking, I was reminded that my favorite wine comes from Argentina: Malbec!  I sadly did not have any Malbec on hand when I made my recipe, because it would have been a great addition to the meal!


I ended up making an Argentinian classic: Chimichurri Sauce.


Chimichurri is typically served with steak (another Argentinian staple), however, I served my chimichurri over smoked pork chops and it my phenomenal.

I’ve shared the chimichurri below (and admittedly, I think I was a little shy on the parsley), however, it would seem that there are many, many variations of chimichurri out there and it seems like it is very easy to personalize a chimichurri to suit your own tastes and ingredients. 

Check out all the wonderful Argentinian dishes prepared by fellow Eat the World members and share with #eattheworld. Click here to find out how to join and have fun exploring a country a month in the kitchen with us!

Margaret: Red Chimichurri Sauce
Tara: Milanesa a Caballo (Argentinian Milanesa on Horseback)
Amy: Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce
Juli: Revuelto Gramajo
Camilla: Matambre with Chimichurri
Wendy: Chipas
Claudia: Argentinean Tamales
Loreto and Nicoletta: Carbonada Criolla, Argentinian Beef Stew
Evelyne: Alfajores, Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies


Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce
Adapted from The Spruce Eats

2 cups parsley
¼ cup fresh oregano
3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons chopped
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
¼ cup olive oil
½ lime, juiced
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
Salt, to taste

Place all ingredients in a blender or mini food processor and pulse to blend.

Serve over grilled steak or pork chops.



6 comments:

  1. Yes! There was a massive immigration of Italians and that reflects in their culture and mostly in the food. We love Malbec as well, and the chimichurri sauce is alaways a great sauce to add to meat/fish. Beautiful color and texture you achieved in yours!

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  2. Looks so appealing! All the various Argentine dishes contributed to this blog event look super good. I have had both hot and mild versions of chimichurri, and it's all delicious.
    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  3. Sounds like the perfect accompaniment to pork! I'm looking forward to whipping some up, and with a nice Malbec:)

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  4. Love chimichurri and using it for the smoked pork was a great idea.

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  5. I love how vibrant your Chimichurri Sauce is! Sounds so amazing with all the mix of herbs.

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  6. Chimichurri sauce is the most fabulous invention. We LOVE it! Yours looks wonderful and vibrant. The balsamic vinegar is a nice touch - I'm sure it adds a richness to the sauce.

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