Why did I make this? Coz it goes SOOOO well with lamb.
We smoked a 10-pound lamb shoulder we sourced from Central Market about a week ago and I knew that this was the perfect condiment for it. I’ve been eating lamb and chimichurri for more than a week now and I can’t get enough of either!
Inspired by Real Food by Dana, I made my own homemade chimichurri. This version is knock-your-socks-off herby + citrusy, giving any dish an eye-opening refreshing zing.
The end result is that not only did this recipe pair smashingly with lamb, it also tasted great on chicken breast, beef brisket and pulled pork as well.
1 bunch or 1.5 cup, Cilantro
1 bunch or 1.5 cup, Curly Leaf Parsley
1 oz, Garlic, roasted
1.5 oz, Red Onion
.5 oz, Basalmic Vinegar (I used Pompeian Pomegranate Infused Balsamic Vinegar)
2 oz, Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
0.5 oz, Lemon juice
1 oz, Water
0.25 tsp, Ground Black Pepper
0.25 tsp, Fine Sea Salt
2 tbsp, Garlic powder
I threw all ingredients into my Oster Pro 1200 Blender and pureed it into a paste–which worked out surprisingly well. Just for note, the texture of this paste is dry and differs significantly from some other recipes that feature a more sauce-like form, useful for marinades and basting. An easy modification if desiring the latter is to add more olive oil.
As posted, makes roughly about 10-12oz (only because I didn’t weigh the fresh herbs). So nutrition values below are an estimate for a half ounce serving.
Calories 48 (per .5oz serving)
Total Fat 3 g
Total Carbohydrate 7 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 1 g