This zesty puree of fresh chili and herbs brings heavenly depth to a variety of dishes.
January 06, 2016
1 of 14Photo: John Autry
If someone asked what the color green tastes like, chimichurri might very well be an answer. The parsley and cilantro create a bright, fresh, and tart sauce with a touch of spicy heat from the red pepper flakes. A classic condiment for meat, it is extremely versatile.
Try this recipe with grilled steak, chicken, or fish; roasted lamb; roasted new potatoes, fingerling potatoes, or baby carrots; sandwiches as a dipping sauce; grilled bread; or raw oysters on the half shell.
Drizzle over gazpacho, or toss with cooked shrimp and pasta for a zingy Argentine-inspired scampi. Adding whole garlic cloves to the food processor first seasons the work bowl so the sauce picks up more garlic flavor.
6 of 14Photo: Stephen Devries
London Broil with Chimichurri
Vibrant, acidic chimichurri is a great condiment for simply grilled or roasted meats. Here, the sauce doubles as a marinade.
7 of 14Photo: John Autry
This Argentinian herb sauce is a classic topping for grilled beef, whether it's a burger, steak, or kebab. Choose your own dinner menu from these favorite recipes.
8 of 14Photo: Brian Woodcock
Chimichurri Mac and Cheese
Chimichurri revs up basic mac and cheese with tangy flavors. You can also serve this in individual ramekins or small serving skillets.
Grilled Jicama, Radishes, Scallions, and Chicken with Asian-Style "Chimichurri"
This piquant herb sauce gets depth from anchovies and brightness from lime juice. To tone down the contrast, start by using less of each and taste and add as you go. If your grill is large enough, you can cook the vegetables and chicken all at once. Serve with a scoop of brown rice, and you're all set.
12 of 14Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Pan-Grilled Halibut with Chimichurri
Tangy herb sauce over pan-grilled fresh fish makes an impressive 30-minute meal.
13 of 14Photo: Ellie Miller
Grilled Lamb Chops and Mint Chimichurri
Compliment pan-grilled lamb chops with chimichurri, a sauce made of fresh herbs, garlic, and olive oil.