Chimichurri Three Ways

Chimichurri recipes use fresh herbs which have numerous health benefits.

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    Red Hot Chimichurri Rosemary Chimichurri Dry Chimichurri
    Elizabeth Carrion
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    Red Hot Chimichurri Ingredients 1 medium Spanish onion , minced
    1 teaspoon saffron threads
    ½  cup olive oil
    3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    ½  flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
    1 tablespoon paprika
    1 garlic clove , minced
    1 to 2 pinches of chipotle chili powder
    1 teaspoon kosher salt
    ½ teaspoons ground black pepper Makes  about 2 cups.
    Elizabeth Carrion
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    Step 1 Place minced onion and saffron threads in a small saucepan with ½ cup water. Heat over medium heat for about 5 minutes until the water turns red from the saffron and onions are tender. Pour mixture into a bowl and let cool.
    Elizabeth Carrion
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    Step 2 While heating saffron mixture, in another bowl, combine remaining ingredients then add to cooled saffron mixture and stir until well-combined.  Refrigerate until ready to use.  Keeps well for 2 weeks.
    Elizabeth Carrion
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    Rosemary Chimichurri Ingredients ½ bunch parsley, coarsely chopped
    ½ bunch cilantro, coarsely chopped
    3 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
    1 sprig rosemary
    2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    1 teaspoon salt or to taste
    ¼ teaspoon pepper Makes  about 1 cup.
    Elizabeth Carrion
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    Step 1 Combine all chimichurri ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
    Elizabeth Carrion
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    Step 2 Pour in a dish and set aside until ready to use.
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    Dry Chimichurri Ingredients 2 tablespoons dried parsley
    2 tablespoons dehydrated minced onion
    2 teaspoons dried oregano
    2 teaspoons dehydrated minced garlic
    2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
    2 teaspoons dried basil
    2 teaspoons smoked paprika
    2 teaspoons kosher salt Makes  about 1 cup.
    Elizabeth Carrion
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    Step 1 Place all ingredients in an airtight container.  Cover and shake vigorously until well-combined. Use it as a rub for meats or seasoning for roasted  veggies.
    Elizabeth Carrion
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    Step 2 Tip:  To release flavors, crush herbs between fingers.
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