3 Dec 2007

In My Garden

In my garden

“Is officially open the out door dinner season” I thought, meanwhile I prepare the table in my garden for my guests.

asado del sabado pajarito

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 …


asado del sabado chimichurri 2


  • 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!


Gloria said...

Sylvia, the pictures are sooooo lovely!!! congrats. Gloria

Peter M said...

Sylvia, I have yet to try a Chee-mee-Churrrr-EEE that I've liked. They've been too sour for my liking but your ingredients sound tasty. I've noted your recipe for next year's BBQ season.

nieves said...

Hola, Silvia: Vengo a darte las gracias por tu comentario en mi blog. ¿cómo es que cocinando como veo que cocinas, nunca has hecho galletitas?. ¡Venga anímate, pues son muy fáciles, y gratificantes para el desayuno¡.
Veo que vives en Buenos Aires, ciudad preciosa que conocí hace años, y que precisamente, este domingo comiendo con unos amigos, estubimos hablando de volver a visitar este año.
Apunto tu receta de chimichurri, pues yo tengo una en mi blog, muy buena, pero no es como la tuya, de modo que probaré ésta, pues me encantan, y los argentinos las bordan para acompañar esas maravillosas carnes, que se pueden comer con cuchara ;)).
Besos, Silvia, seguiré pasando por tu precioso blog, para seguir aprendiendo.

Anthony said...

Soy celoso. Es frío y que llueve aquí pero usted consigue gozar del sol. Esto es injusto :-(

maybahay said...

beautifu. we are also now full-well into the barbecue season. will try your sauce soon.

Paola said...

Wonderful shots! Oh how I also long for a little warm weather! Lucky girl you are!


Sylvia said...

Thanks Gloria

Peter Try this this recipe is not a lot sour.

Nieves, si algumas he hecho , pero nada que se compare a las tuyas.Y gracias por tu simpatica visita.

Anthony don´t be jealous.London is such a great place to spent winter. ;)

Yes , Maybahay, we are lucky now.

Paola, for sure .But meanwhile you are in summer, and I read about cold drinks, here was so so cold.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Sylvia, your garden is absolutely beautiful!

Cynthia said...

Your table is so inviting. Wish I could be there.

Sylvia said...

Thank you Patricia , you are so kind

Cynthia love to invite you for a juice in my garden . Please be my guest.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I love chimichurri Sylvia! I think it is delicious! What a nice BBQ and what a BEAUTIFUL jasmine flower! Wow! One of my favorite flowers.