It’s another Food Matters Project post! I was very excited about it since it mentioned chimichurri sauce, which I have eaten, but never made myself. This sauce originates in Argentina, and is a condiment which can be added to almost anything (steak, eggs, tacos). It’s usually made from parsley and oil, but can also have cilantro or basil. A perfect way to use extra herbs from your fridge.
This weeks host is Lexi, from Lexi’s Kitchen. From Mark Bittman’s The Food Matters Cookbook, she chose Mixed Grill with Chimichurri. Many of us change up the recipes from this cookbook, and Lexi did the same this week. Check out her post or what everyone else made in their kitchens! (The original recipe can be found on page 460.)
My biggest change to this weeks recipe was that since we haven’t had Mexican or fish (I’m not including the shrimp in the gazpacho) in some time, this was be a perfect opportunity. In addition, I saw an awesome chimichurri recipe from Emily, of Em-i-lis, who I met at Eat Write Retreat 2012. Definitely had to try it! We’ve made Fish Taco’s with Sam’s Special Sauce before, so now a new version for everyone to enjoy.
Crunchy Fish Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce
Chop up all crunchy vegetables, arrange on a plate so everyone can add their own.
Adapted from Em-i-lis
1 cup (packed) fresh parsley
1/2 cup (packed) fresh cilantro
1 jalapeño (optional)
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
4 garlic cloves
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Add all of the ingredients into a food processor, process until smooth.
about 1 lb fresh halibut
2 tbsp olive oil
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper
caribbean jerk seasoning
Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a skillet and heat to medium high.
Meanhwhile, lightly coat fillet with olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper, and liberally dust with caribbean jerk seasoning.
Cook fillet on both sides for approximately four minutes on each side. Remove from skillet and cut fillet into chunks.
tortillas (6 small or 3 large)
Have your tortilla ready (fried, toasted or warmed up) and arrange all of the ingredients. Enjoy it with a cold beer or tasty margarita!