“Is officially open the out door dinner season” I thought, meanwhile I prepare the table in my garden for my guests.
It was a hot Saturday evening and we invited to join us in our first barbecue after a long and cold winter, a couple of friends. And I though that a good idea to made a barbecue out there. And in fact was
I was preparing the table when the first rain drops started to fall and I talk to myself, “No, no way!!!” and I take out the tablecloth. After wile the rain stopped and I wondering if the rain started again. And no, it looks that no rained again.
I started again with my job, put my brand new and beautiful candle holder on the table and when I finished…surprise, surprise…Its rain again!!! But this time I was more smarted than the weather and I moved the table to the porch. In fact I like the table near my jasmine tree, but things happens….
Anyway …the evening was a success, well almost, the last meat, we forgot into the fire after I took the photo and it burns.
The Argentineans accompanied the meat with a spiced sauce. Is like curry, each family had your own recipe. The sauce has a funny name, well for me is funny, Chimichurri (pronounced phonetically - c’mon, roll the r’s) is a sauce for meat typically attributed to Argentinian cuisine... The cool thing about chimichurri is that you can make it with almost anything once you get the idea. I’ve tried a few different recipes but I’ll share one with you here that my father in law gave to me. Pretty simple but delicious …
- 1/4cup red wine vinegar
- 1/4cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4cup water
- 2tbsp dried parsley
- 1tbsp minced garlic
- 1tbsp minced onions
- 1tsp paprika
- 1tsp dried oregano
- 1tsp salt
- 1tsp ground black pepper
Simply whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl until the olive oil emulsifies (you can also pour the oil in slowly while whisking to aid Also, feel free to experiment with the measurements - this is one of those things that you can really adjust to your own taste, so if you find a better combination, for sure leave a comment!