With its origins from the distant Argentina, Chimichurri is one of the most famous and delicious sauces for grilled meats. Chimichurri is a green sauce, typically made of chopped parsley, garlic and olive oil. Of course, the recipes often differ from one another as different complementary ingredients can be used.
There are several myths about the history and the name of the chimichurri sauce, with the most famous one claiming that it was created by the Irish immigrant James (Jimmy) McCurry in the 19th century, who decided to create a delicious seasoning with local ingredients. So, the sauce got its name “JimmyMcCurry”, which became “chimichurri” with the Argentine accent.
Another myth claims that it is originated from the Basques and comes from the word “hodgepodge” which means “a mixture of different materials without a specific structure”.
Regardless of its history, chimichurri sauce is a staple of Argentine gastronomy and it is said to be used almost always at every table. Chimichurri goes perfectly with grilled meats and sausages, but it also pairs well with grilled chicken and fish, giving a very tasty and different look to the dishes.