Pre-Challenge Summation of Lauren's Argentina Knowledge
Evita is from there(she's cool, +5)
they have gauchos (spawned a questionable fashion statement, -1)
love beef (no need to comment +5)
they have crippling inflation (may potentially happen here soon -3 )
that's where a bunch of nazi's went to escape prosecution (boo to nazis - 6)
In Short, Argentina was pretty neutral in my book before I began researching for this challenge.
Lauren's Post-Challenge Argentina Knowledge
CHIMICHURRI!!!! IS!!!! DELICIOUS!!!!! +100!!!!
Argentina comes out on top!!!!!
Argentinians love their beef, and they love it grilled. I had no problem celebrating that with my dinner this week. I created a simple and tradional sauce (aforementioned amazing Chimichurri) from garlic, parsley and vinegar that is used widely in Argentina as a marinade and grill sauce. It is so tasty and delicious, it's popularity has swept through South America and it is widely used throughout the continent.
Add a basic potato dish (we went of mashed) and a simple salad (tomato and onion or lettuce and tomato is traditional ) and we were set for a simple, mad tasty dinner.
from Food and Wine
. 1/4 cup coarsely chopped parsley
. 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
. 4 large garlic cloves, minced (2 1/2 tablespoons)
. 2 tablespoons oregano leaves
. 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
. Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
. 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
In a food processor, combine the parsley, vinegar, garlic, oregano and crushed red pepper. Process until smooth; season with salt and pepper. Transfer the sauce to a bowl and pour the olive oil over the mixture. Let stand for at least 20 minutes.
• The chimichurri can be refrigerated overnight. Bring to room temperature before serving.