Remember our Argentina inspired dinner a couple weeks ago?  While Silva’s Beef Empanadas were a huge star of the evening, this recipe for Chimichurri Sauce was a very close second.   Our friends who came over were practically licking their plates clean after devouring a bowl of sauce.  Honestly, they kept it between them and barely shared.  Now that is a sign of a great recipe.

 

Chimichurri Sauce | Chez Us

 

Chimichurri sauce is an easy recipe to have on hand to serve alongside grilled meat. We served hanger steak, which can tend to be a bit fatty, and tough. I simply seasoned it by rubbing it down with some olive oil, then sprinkling with salt and pepper before tossing it onto the grill. It will not take long to cook it, only a few minutes on each side, and it came out perfectly. The acid in the chimichurri sauce compliments the otherwise fatty piece of meat, making it even more flavorful. If beef is not your thing, it is also great served on grilled halibut as well as chicken.

 

Chimichurri Sauce | Chez Us

 

The wine we served with this meal was a 2012 Argento Malbec.  It was rich, luscious and heavy with blackberry undertones.  The tannins were rather soft, and there was a hint of chocolate and a little spiciness to keep it interesting.  The wines of Argento are made in the region of Mendoza, which is perfect for growing malbecs due to the high altitudes and colder climates, the grapes flourish which produces that rich flavor we desire with this style of wine.  This is a lovely wine to serve alongside grilled beef, and the chimichurri sauce as fats from the meat the acidity from the sauce melted alongside the berry flavors of the wine.  We couldn’t get enough of it!

 

Chimichurri Sauce | Chez Us

 

Don’t forget about the fun giveaway, that we are having alongside Argento Wines.  Silvia was so excited for us to share our new-found love of Argento wines that they wanted to share two four gift packs of some of their favorite grilling items. To enter just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter (our first time using), and you have until August 17th to enter. We will announce the winners on the 19th of August.
 Silvia’s Beef Empanadas

 

 

  • Cutting board
  • Apron
  • Reusable shopping bag (Argento branded)
  • Steak knife (Gaucho style, w/ leather carrying case – Argento branded)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Recipe:  Chimichurri Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red vinegar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped  yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chilli
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

 How To:

  1. Mix everything together and set aside for at least 2 hours.
  2. For best results, prepare everything the day before and let the sauce sit in the refrigerator overnight.

 

{Disclaimer ~ Argento Wines supplied us with the wine to taste but did not require us to write about it.  This write-up and all opinions belong to us}.

 

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