- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 lb. lean ground turkey (or chicken or lamb, knock yourself out)
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- ¾ tsp ground oregano
- ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp ground pepper
- 1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
- 2 cup cooked brown rice (I had some white leftover from a fish & rice I had made the night before, works just as well)
- ½ cup crumbled feta cheese, divided (I did the feta with the Mediterranean herbs, but plain feta works as well)
- ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
- Salt and pepper, to taste
So that steak recipe got my red meat taste buds wet with an appetite to add some flair to my boring protein & veggie dinners. I thought of various ways I can jazz up a steak, or another meat dish in a pinch. I thought a sauce or glaze would do the trick. And since we are watching our weight here at damn delish I thought maybe a béchamel isn’t exactly the way to go. And as much as I would heart a yummy compound butter that’s not really helping my get fit before Spain game plan either. So then I had the proverbial foodie light bulb go off and I thought: Chimichurri sauce is divine. Fresh herbs, easy to make (read: no potential to mess it up) I am sold! Let’s see if your convinced on how this will fancy up any boring old meal. Leave comments below on how yours turns out.
- 1 cup fresh cilantro (listen I’m not usually a fan but when its blended aka hidden with the other stuff its not half bad, trust me, I am an ex cilantro hater).
- 2/3 cup fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup fresh oregano
- 2 garlic cloves, minced (I did 3 because I’m crazy)
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar (you know you have some leftover from the steak recipe)
- 2/3 cup olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (won’t add too much heat just a spiked up flavor)
Combine the parsley, cilantro, oregano and garlic in a food processor and pulse until small leaves and pieces remain. Add in the vinegar and pulse once more. With the processor going, stream in the olive oil and mix until just combined. Stir in the salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Taste and season additionally if needed. Store sealed in the fridge for up to a week or so.
Happy Eating, XO.