Chimichurri is traditionally a South and Central American sauce or rub for grilled meat. It is originally from Argentina but is also popular in Uruguay and in countries as far north as Nicaragua, Colombia and Mexico.
Spice Fusion’s Chimichurri Verde is a delicious green, dry herb blend which can be used as is or reconstituted into a marinade and/or “sauce” or dressing. The lesser known Chimichurri Rojo is a red version usually containing capsicum and paprika.
You can use the dry blend as a replacement for mixed herbs or make a quick and easy Chimichurri sauce or marinade. Simply add equal amounts of Chimichurri, extra virgin olive oil and lime or lemon juice (or white or red wine vinegar), then set aside until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Taste and adjust, if necessary.
Some ways to use the reconstituted Chimichurri:
Drizzle over raw vegetables before roasting.
Use as a salad dressing.
Brush, baste or spoon onto meat as it cooks, or onto the cooked surface as the meat rests.
Marinate fish or other seafood for 30 minutes, then cook in foil packages in a moderate oven.
Marinate tofu then add to stir fries.
Stir through cooked pasta, noodles or add to stir-fries.