Chimichurri is a green sauce typically made from finely chopped fresh parsley, garlic, sunflower oil, and vinegar. It originates from Argentina and makes a fantastic marinade for meat like this prime rib steak recipe below.
This article and Zesty Prime Rib Steak recipe was contributed by April Jones as a resource for helping you find the best kitchen blenders for your kitchen. April loves to share with others about the benefits of healthy eating while making it fun and lasting. Healthy living begins in the kitchen!
The other day, I was thinking about the most ‘indispensable’ kitchen appliances and gadgets I have in my kitchen. No – I was not just randomly thinking about it, I was looking for my lemon-squeezer. As I waded through the tangled junk I have in a messy kitchen drawer, it struck me that the lemon-squeezer was a must-have item. You are right – I can always use my hands to squeeze the juice but using the gadget is cooler and, it doesn’t hurt on cuts and it’s cheap to purchase.
So what are my two kitchen favorites or must have and can’t do without – Cast-iron skillet and a Blender.
The cast iron skillet – because it can do anything, anywhere:
From stove top to the oven, my food comes out perfectly nearly every time. I love to brown and sautin cast iron, and then pop whatever I’m whipping up into the oven for final ‘polishing.’ I’m never disappointed!
The blender – because you can make any run-of-the-mill meal special:
It takes less than a couple of minutes to blend a fantastic chimichurri or roasted red pepper sauce for a tasty bit of beef (that you seared and roasted in your cast iron skillet!). I do not know about you, but I always need to have a good mayonnaise on hand, and I make my own in my blender a couple of times a week. It is simple to make and once you get the hang of it, you will never have to worry about getting mayonnaise on your hands when trying to scrape out the last bits from the bottom of the jar!
Below is a recipe to show you what I mean – arm yourself with your cast iron skillet in one hand and your blender in the other!
Chimichurri is a green sauce typically made from finely chopped fresh parsley, garlic,sunflower oil and vinegar. It originates from Argentina and makes a fantastic marinade for meat like this prime rib steak recipe below.
Zesty Prime Rib Steak with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe
Source: Recipe from L. A. O’Neil
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