|Couscous and sauteed vegetables with chimichurri sauce
|Poached perch with chimichurri sauce, a side of a new potatoes and sliced tomato
Legend has it that chimichurri is "a mixture of several things in no particular order" sauce from the Basque settlers that arrived in Argentina in early 19th century. It was used to preserve meat, and also as a marinade.
I was watching No Reservation episode on Argentina, and was intrigued by Anthony Bourdain's comments on chimichurri.
The very next day I made my chimichurri from parsley, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, chili pepper, all run through a food processor.
Actually, I made two versions: thick condiment to be used for vegetables, couscous, and a dressing version, for which I added an extra lemon juice and olive oil. Both came out with a fantastic flavor and appetizing aroma.
|Chimichuri and ingredients for it (except radish)
How often do you get inspired by a celebrity chef?