Day 11 – Whole30 Chimichurri Sauce – This Chimichuri sauce is to die for. I am completely addicted to this sauce and put it on anything. The sauce is made with fresh herbs: parsley, cilantro, and oregano with tons of garlic and onions, and jalapeño for a little heat submerged in extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar. This stuff is sooooooo yummy on steaks but is good on fish and chicken.
This sauce is originally from Argentina and it has become so popular in the U.S. which I’m so glad made it to my tastebuds because I’m in love with this sauce. When I first made this sauce, I religiously followed Bon Appétit’s recipe and over time I made it my own. I like mine with tons of garlic and oregano because there’s a kick and warmth to it and the aroma is just heaven. As you can see I added it to my steak and I couldn’t get enough of it. This is a quick recipe that can be blended in a food processor or a blender. Just add all the ingredients and pour the olive oil slowly.
I’m glad I had steaks in the fridge because the commute today was a total nightmare. It took me 3 hours to get home because the train hit an unoccupied car on the train tracks. Fortunately, no one was injured but it did cause a bit of a delay in both directions. I left the office at 5:15 to catch the 5:38 train, then stopped at the Menlo Park Station until 7 and I got to the station at 7:15, then I had another 45 minutes drive home. This commute is a nightmare but I like the company and my boss is awesome so I can’t complain about anything else but the commute. I do have to say that I’d rather take Caltrain than Bart. Although Bart will be opening soon this Spring, I may possibly take Bart. The bad thing about bart is that it’s dirty and too many ghetto people. I have the flexibility to work form home and I will take full advantage of that tomorrow.
- 1 cup of parsley, chopped
- 1/2 cup of cilantro
- 1/4 cup of oregano
- 1 jalapeno, finely diced
- 5 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1/4 cup of red onions, finely chop
- 1 tsp of red chili flakes
- 1/2 cup of red wine vinegar
- 3/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
- salt to taste
- Rough chop herbs, season with salt and pepper, and place in a food processor or blender
- Season with salt and pepper to taste
- This sauce is great for marinades
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl or in a jar and stir well using a fork