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Chimichurri-ish Marinade

August 26, 2010
2 Ratings
  • Makes 1 cup
Author Notes

Some Japanese friends of mine who lived in Argentina marinated beef tongue in a similar sauce. I liked the marinade, but the tongue, not so much. I tried to replicate the marinade and now enjoy it with just about anything I can grill (except of course, the tongue). —edamame2003

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place all in a blender--I use my Magic Bullet and blend. Pour on anything that can be grilled (steak, chicken, fish, shrimp)
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I work in the entertainment business, and in my free time, I really enjoy growing my own vegetables, trolling my local farmers markets and trying to re-create yummy dishes I eat at my favorite restaurants. My son is a big influence on how and what I cook. He's my guinea pig and promises to try anything I make once. Luckily the recipes on food52 are bountiful and delicious.

3 Reviews

edamame2003 August 26, 2010
Hi--thanks for checking out the recipe. I really like all of your recipes as well! I gave the quick version of this recipe. When I make this and have a some time, I like to crush the garlic, cumin seeds, salt and pepper in a mortar and then add lime juice and let it sit for about 10 minutes before blending together.
AntoniaJames August 26, 2010
Mmmmmm. Wonderful! Will be making this soon. Just love that combination of flavors. Bet it would be great on lightly stirred-fried things, too, like tofu or shrimp . . . . Oh, the possibilities are endless. ;o)
AntoniaJames August 26, 2010
Love it!! Great recipe. Thanks for sharing it!! ;o) P.S. Do you use ground cumin or cumin seeds? Just wondering . . .