This recipe is adapted from Steven Raichlen’s Chimichurri recipe (click link for original)
1 large bunch of fresh flat leaf parsley (he says to toss the stems, I usually leave quite a bit on)
8 cloves of garlic, peeled
3 tablespoons minced onion
5 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
5 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper flakes to taste
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
Chop up the parsley a bit. This will make processing easier. Add parsley and garlic to food processor and hit the pulse button a few times to mince. Add remaining ingredients and pulse some more. Slowly pour oil through the chute, while taping away on the pulse button. Pulse just enough to where everything is mixed properly. When I stopped, the oil was just starting to emulsify, and that happened very quickly. I don’t find emulsification aesthetically pleasing with chimichurri.
If you like the fresh crisp flavor of parsley, use immediately. Letting it rest overnight will balance out the flavors.
Note: Not all large bunches of parsley are equal so you may have to adjust the liquids a bit. I left out a few tablespoons of oil. Also, I added an extra tablespoon of vinegar to add a little zip. Oh, and you might want to eat this on a day when you won’t have to socially interact with anyone face to face
Don’t just use this recipe as a table-side condiment, the opportunities are endless. Use as a marinade. Use when cooking fish. Use with roasted vegetables. Also, a few spoons added to a basic salad vinaigrette works wonders as well.
Make it 12 hours before to marinate