The Origins Of Chimichurri
Chimichurri originated in Argentina and Uruguay, by the Gauchos (South American Cowboy) for their barbecues. The traditional use for chimichurri sauce is as a marinade and dipping sauce for grilled meats and sausages. Our sauce consists of a unique blend of natural ingredients including olive oil, fresh tomatoes, garlic, parsley, along with a blend of flavorful herbs and spices. The convenient versatile sauce, weather you prefer chili pepper spice or mild original will enhance a bounty of flavors to your recipes. Just drizzle over while cooking sauces, or add to salads, grilled vegetables, grilled meats and sea foods. Our all time favorite is barbecue sausages and French bread! It’s also great, as an appetizer with hummus and cheeses. There are endless possibilities!
Mimi McCurry’s Chimichurri -- Legend has it the unusual name comes from” Jimmy Mc Curry” an Irishman who is said to have first prepared the sauce. He was marching with the troops of General Belgrano in the 19th Century, sympathetic to the cause of Argentine independence. The sauce was popular and the recipe was passed on. However, “Jimmy McCurry” was difficult for the native people to say. Some claim Jimmy’s sauces name slowly became chimichurri sauce. It is still very popular today.
The only condiment used for all the wonderful asados (barbecues).
Cook any type of pasta and drizzle chimichurn on it to create a flavorful sauce. Or combine chimichurri to your existing pasta sauce to add flavor and zing!
Cook your favorite rice and sauté with veggies and add chirnichurri before serving.
Slice French bread into bite size pieces. Dab on chimichurri, place sausage, cheese, or sautéed veggies on top.
1 part regular hummus and 2 parts chimichurri. Mix together and toss with salad.
Marinate chicken, beef, fish, veggies, or even tofu with chimichurri. Or serve chimichurri sauce on the side with any of your favorite meats!
Here are a couple of easy ways to incorporate chimichurri into your favorite foods! Check out other recipes or add your own here.