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Welcome to my site!
I'm Cindy, and I love to cook! And, I love to eat... hence the size of my rear end! I come from a long line of cooks. My great great Grandmother was a cook in the original Harvey Houses. My grandmother Julia was an awesome cook, and my mom was incredible. I owe my skills to these great women. Especially my Mom who said this to me about making gravy... "Cindy Lynn, wallpaper paste is wallpaper paste & gravy is gravy. Never the two shall meet!" Shall we say my first experience at making gravy left a little bit to be desired! Thank the high heavens my cooking skills have improved since then! Enjoy!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Chimichurri Sauce for Meat

I always thought the Chimichurri Sauce was Argentinean. However, some friends were recently telling me of a trip they took to Key West. While there they ate at a fabulous Cuban restaurant – and chimichurri was served with the steak they ordered. They loved it and found this recipe from Three Guys from Miami. I served it with steak this week – but I think it would be fabulous with chicken or fish as well. I even read that it makes a fabulous dipping sauce for toasty warm bread. Mmm... Enjoy!


1 large bunch of cilantro leaves
8 cloves garlic
1/4 cup vinegar
Juice of one lime
2/3 cup olive oil (When I make this again I will use less oil; maybe a dash over ½ cup)
1/2 cup onion
Dash or two of red pepper flakes
Salt and Pepper to taste
Directions from the Three Guys:

We like to make it the easy way. Put everything except the olive oil in a blender and using the "chop" setting, click on and off until you have a thick mixture. Do not over process! This is the kind of dish you need to taste and adjust so that you get just the right flavor! So taste it! (The best way to taste it is with a piece of bread.) Whisk in the olive oil. (If you use the blender to incorporate the oil, the oil and liquids will emulsify, giving your chimichurri a white, paste-like texture.)

Add salt, pepper, more vinegar and lime juice as needed. The flavor should be very intense with garlic and cilantro. Don't be stingy with the salt either!

1 comment:

Columbo said...

This was really good, really, really good! Try it and you won't be disappointed.

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