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Chimichurri is an uncooked sauce which originated from Argentina and is typically used as a topping or marinade for grilled meats. It can also be used as a condiment for vegetarian or vegan dishes as well! It went great on my black bean burger the other day.
I decided to recreate a traditional and simple chimichurri recipe which was inspired by one of Master Chef, Michelle Bernstein’s own creations.
Who is Chef Michelle Bernstein?
Michelle Bernstein who’s a Miami native of Jewish and Latin (Argentinean) decent, started her culinary career after attending Johnson & Wales University. Since then, she’s opened her own restaurant, as has been featured in several magazines and TV food specials.
She’s most notably known as the co-host of the Food Network series, Melting Pot and has been featured in a battle on Iron Chef America where she was won against Bobby Flay. She has also been featured in numerous shows such as Top Chef, and Check, Please!
Michelle Bernstein is coming to Chicago!
I’m excited to see her at the Macy’s Culinary Council Cooking event on Friday, October 6th at 12:00 pm located at Macy’s on State street in Chicago IL! Click here to reserve your spot now!
Recreate the Chimichurri recipe for yourself and don’t forget to check out the event!
For the Chimichurri recipe
You’ll want to gather your ingredients and place in a food processor. I decided to use my nutribullet since the cleanup is so much quicker!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Crushed Red peppers
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper
Blend all ingredients (except olive oil) together in the blender until smooth. Then, cover generously with olive oil! I noticed that this came out a bit too garlicy so my recipe included one less clove of garlic. If you don’t mind the potent garlic taste, feel free to add an extra clove!
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My hubby and I used this as a marinade for chicken breast and the flavor was unbelievable. What do you use chimichurri on?
Simple Chimichurri Recipe
Learn how to make simple and traditional chimichurri which is great on steaks, chicken, or fish and can be perfectly paired with any vegetarian dish as well!
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley
- 2 tbs fresh oregano leaves
- 3 cloves fresh garlic
- 4 tbs red wine vinegar
- 3 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- dash salt & pepper add more as needed
All all ingredients except for olive oil and pulse until well blended and smooth. If needed, add a little bit of the olive oil to the mixture to ensure that it is smooth enough.
When done, pour mixture into small bowl and pour rest of the olive oil on top. Add more salt if needed.