Mint Chimichurri

Mint Chimichurri
Mint Chimichurri

A classic South American condiment, chimichurri is a green sauce originating from Argentina and typically used for grilled meat but is also delicious with seafood. This wonderful tangy chimichurri recipe consists of fresh mint, red jalapeño peppers, garlic, red wine vinegar, honey, salt and olive oil.

Mint Chimichurri

Makes 1 cup

Ingredients

8 sprigs mint
1 quart water
pinch kosher salt
1 lemon juiced
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions
  1. Remove leaves from stems of mint.
  2. Add water, salt and lemon juice to a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  3. Add mint leaves and cook for 10 seconds.
  4. Remove mint leaves (leaving salt-lemon water in pan) and rinse with cold water. Drain and place on paper towel to dry.
  5. Add garlic cloves to salt-lemon water and cook for 30 seconds then rinse with cold water, drain and place on paper towel to dry.
  6. Place mint, garlic, jalapeño pepper, red wine vinegar and honey in a blender and puree for 30 seconds.
  7. Add olive oil in a slow drizzle while the blender is running.
  8. Finish with salt.

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