How To Make Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri sauce is a popular South American sauce typically served with grilled meat such as flat iron steak.  It is known to be used as a marinade or served as a dipping sauce.  This sauce is a combination of garlic, cilantro, Italian parsley, lemon juice, pepper flakes, red wine vinegar, cumin, and oil.  We will be using a food processor in our video but a blender will give the same results.  First, add in all the ingredients into to food processor and as you are pulsing the ingredients slowing add the oil. Chef Cesar gives us a great pointer that if we can let the sauce sit for about a day it will be more flavorful. Be creative and use it on chicken and fish. For more great cooking demonstration videos, subscribe to the LearnToCookOnline YouTube channel.

Chimichurri Sauce Recipe:
1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro leafs
1/2 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley leaves
2 T minced garlic
3 T fresh lemon juice
2 tsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. Pepper flakes
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 cup olive oil

Wash cilantro leaves and parsley leaves and dry with paper towel or spin dry in salad spinner. Finely chop the cilantro, parsley, and garlic, either by hand or in a food processor with steel blade. Put ingredients into a bowl and add lemon juice, red wine vinegar, pepper flakes and cumin and stir to combine. Then stir in olive oil until mixture is well blended and let sit at room temperature at least 15 minutes before serving.

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