Sauce it up!

I was watching Simply Delicioso on the Food Network. And she made this great looking chimmichuri sauce for her flank steak. I had to make it! It looked so yummy. So, while planning the week’s meals I decided I was going to make steak & salmon skewers (trying to incorporate more lean meat into my diet). And to dress it up, I decided to make the chimmichurri sauce for the steak and a ginger-soy sauce for the salmon. These were delicious! My whole family agrees that I couldn’t have done better. Seriously, these are really simple to make and very, very yummy!

These fine ingredients, below, make a wonderful sauce for steak!

We have olive oil, garlic, parsley, lemon, red pepper flakes, sugar, kosher salt and cumin.

The spices close up. Simply wonderful!

Steak & Salmon Sauces Proved their Worth!

Steak: Chimichurri Sauce
Cooking Light, 2008

Chimichurri is a traditional tangy herb sauce from Argentina that’s usually paired with grilled meat.

1/2 cup packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 large garlic clove
2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil
1 tablespoon water

Yield: enough for 4 3-oz serving of flank steak


Salmon: Ginger-Soy

1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 tablespoon minced scallion
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon sesame oil

Stir all ingredients in small bowl until cornstarch is dissolved.


Seriously, you have to try them. My son said so! πŸ™‚


Ginger-soy on the left and Chimmichurri sauce on the right!
What is your favorite sauce to make? Would love to hear!

4 thoughts on “Sauce it up!

  1. Deborah

    I’ve only tried chimmichurri once, but I loved it!! And my favorite salmon recipe has a soy/ginger marinade, so all of this sounds wonderful!!

    BTW – happy belated birthday to you too!!

  2. Christine

    darius: Ingrid’s food is very flavorful! I think I am going to need to try out more of her recipes. πŸ˜‰

    deborah: To my surprise, I never thought parsley tasted So good! I am glad I decided to add something new to my dishes. And thanxs for the bday wish!

  3. Prudy

    You’ve got some fabulous recipes here. YOur whole blog is teeming with them. Yum! I love to make simple sauce in my skillet, my favorite ones being a little fruit, vinegar and a hot element.

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