Chimichurri or Chimmichurri is a variant of green sauce and it is originally from Argentina and Uruguay, but is also used in countries as far north as Nicaragua and Mexico.
Chimichurri is made from finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, vegetable oil or olive oil, white or red vinegar, and red pepper flakes. Additional flavorings such as paprika, oregano, cumin, thyme, cilantro (coriander leaf), lemon, and bay leaf (laurel), and in the red version, tomato and red bell pepper may also be added.
It can be served with traditional empanadas,salades,grilled vegetables or meat. It can also be used as a marinade for grilled or fried meat. In order to fully enjoy the entire ensemble of flavours, this dish is kept in a refrigirator for at least 2 days.
Chimichurri is available bottled or dehydrated for preparing with oil and water.
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Chimichurri Sauce, www.globalgourmet.com
Chimichurri Recipe, www.asadoargentina.com