4.09.2010

Chimichurri Sauce

I've mentioned my love for chimichurri sauce a few times now, but today, in honor of my brother and sister-in-law's anniversary, I'm posting the recipe. I know they love it as much as I do, and I hope they will enjoy making it for themselves now. Not that I wouldn't make it for them, but seeing as how they live two states away, it's a little difficult. The sauce will last for up to a week in the fridge, but I doubt it would survive shipping.

cilantro, oregano and thyme

If you don't already have cilantro, oregano and thyme growing in your garden, I suggest you scoot on over to the nursery and pick up some plants. There really is nothing like picking leaves from your own yard to transform into a sauce that is so good you might want to pour yourself a cup and drink it, straight up.

chimichurri sauce

Chimichurri Sauce (adapted from Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home)

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 to 3/4 cup fresh cilantro, packed
3 garlic cloves
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon fresh oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.

Serve as a dip with fresh vegetables, use as a topping on just about any Mexican food, or mix with a little more olive oil for a salad dressing. Try it with hard boiled eggs. Seriously delicious. However you try it, be prepared to lick your plate to get every last drop.

And Rob and Michelle - Happy Anniversary! Hope you and our parental units enjoy your cruise! Feel free to bring me back some vanilla from Mexico. A handwoven hammock would be nice too. hehehe. Kidding!

Oh yeah, P.S. I found the bumble bees! I went out to the backyard to plant some lettuce, basil and more cilantro and heard a buzzing from our old pyracantha tree. It was swarming with bumble bees. Purely magnificent.

where the bumble bees are

14 comments:

  1. Cilantro - oh cilantro. Do you soak your seeds before planting. I have never been able to get it to grow from seed. It's the one thing that I've tried from seed and never had any luck with. I have both new seed and last year's seed.

    Any tips? I am going to try again this week.

    Thanks for the recipe - I am excited!

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  2. Ever since you made this for us when you came out here, we have been hooked. We have found that if we triple the recipe, we'll have enough to last us a week. Last summer I made some every Sunday. Yummy Yummy! Thanks for sharing. And don't worry... we'll get you a little something something from Mexico! Give the kids our love!!

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  3. If we don't have it growing in our garden already? It is snowing here this morning. I just want to tell you that. Snow all over the ground and dumping out of the sky.

    Okay, but anyway, YUM. My mom makes this a lot but I never have. Seeing all that fresh green (makes me want to cry) makes me want to whip some up, too. I'll hang on to the recipe... : )

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  4. All Moosewood recipes are amazing, aren't they? I'll have to try this sauce--it looks so very tasty!

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  5. More delightful photos Molly. I can almost smell that cilantro from here.

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  6. it is only 31 degrees here this morning - planting is on hold for me! Your pictures are stunning. Send some warm weather my way.

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  7. I would drink that straight up. definitely. glad you found the bumble bees :)

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  8. Slurp! That looks d'lish...and that bumble bee, so cool!

    I have been enjoying your posts so much that (I hope you don't mind) I gave you a little press (a shout out) over at my lil blog.

    :)

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  9. I've never tried this sauce before but the vibrancy of those herbs! Wow! I think I'm going to have to give it a go. Thanks for sharing. =)

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  10. Got the ingredients to make this with a friend tonight. We both are looking forward to the recipe!

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  11. Yummy, glad to hear you use your own plants :)

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  12. We have cilantro in the fridge so I will make this tomorrow. Thanks!!! It sounds very delicious.

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  13. this sounds wonderful...how long will it keep in the fridge? or does it even stay around long enough for you to find out? Thanks Molly.

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  14. This sounds perfect - I love coriander.

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