The Chimichurri Sauce

In I tried... on June 15, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Last month, my favourite connoisseur, Mr. OCD (in the most charming of contexts ofcourse) was host to one of the best BBQs dare I say, that I have ever been to. Not because he had mastered a ‘state of the art’ outdoor grill– in fact he was dutifully cooking for ten on a small disposable tin foil barbecue.

Alas, it was the ingenious idea to swap the old HP sauce for a zesty, latin alternative known as Chimichurri sauce. If you have tried Argentinian food before, you may be familiar with Chimichurri. Hint: They serve it with the bread over at the Gaucho Grill.

Generously drizzle (don’t drown) the basil, thyme and oregano-based sauce over thinly sliced cutlets of medium rare beef– and watch your guests’ eyes light up! The Chimichurri actually went with everything that was served the entire evening (hamburgers, chips, crudites) and I vowed to steal the recipe from Mr. OCD on my way out. So here it is, extremely easy, you don’t need more than five ingredients depending on how much you want to season it. Enjoy your barbeques this summer with a latin twist. Your guests will go wild for it and you will thank MessyNessyChic (and Mr. OCD) later.

Combine ingredients and leave to set for 2 hours:
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
1 clove garlic
2 minced shallots
1 teaspoon minced basil, thyme or oregano, or mixture
Salt and pepper to taste


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