Chimichuri sauce – is a favourite of mine. It’s originally an Argentinian sauce, but the very first time I had it, was on a trip to Venezuela – and it was love at first
It has an intense and incredible flavour, given by the fresh herbs, the chilli, the lemon juice, and the garlic. It’s so good with so many things: fish, chicken, lamb, fabulous in sandwiches, drizzled on pizza, as dip for a slice of freshly baked bread, with omelet , or just served with vegetables.
I speculated on how it would taste with different things and came up with the idea of pairing it with root celery and … it’s pretty magical!
I was lucky enough to find fresh parsley and oregano in my garden - how lucky can you be?
One bunch of fresh Italian parsley
One bunch of fresh oregano
One bunch of fresh cilantro
Juice from one lemon
A small shallot
One green chilli pepper – half if you don’t like it too hot
3-4 cloves of garlic
2-3 spoonful of good wine vinegar
1 cup of olive oil
1 small teaspoon of sea salt
Wash the herbs and dry them before throwing them in a blender along with the shallots, garlic, chilli, sea salt, olive oil and vinegar. Blend into a smooth and delicious sauce.
I find that root celery is a most wonderful vegetable – it can be used in so many ways, steamed, fried, baked, mashed – it’s so versatile and delicious!
Peel the skin off them and slice them like this,
Gently fry the slices of root celery in olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt & freshly ground pepper – then serve with the chimichurri sauce on top of the slices with a squeeze of lemon.
Other great recipes for root celery
Delicious Mashed Celery from “Simply Recipes”
Wonderful Creamy Celery soup from “Orangette”
Fabulous Celery salad with apple and fennel from “Daily Bites blog”
And Celery steak with mushrooms from my blog