Just a quick post and a quick recipe today! It’s been busy between work and dog-sitting my favorite gentle giant, Kuma.
This sauce is a bright and zingy condiment that is traditionally served in Argentina with thin slices of delicious steak. Being quite similar to a pesto, it’s also great with seafood cakes, white meat, and on pasta salads… It’s a good pick me up when the weather is grey and gloomy like it is today here in the mountains. I made this sauce up to go with some salmon cakes (using my basic recipe: https://fullbellyfullwallet.wordpress.com//?s=halibut+cakes&search=Go) and a simple cous cous with orange and avocado; it was delish!
Serves 4 – cost approx $.42 per serving
Total meal cost approx $1.30 per serving
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 bunch parsley, minced ($.25)
- 1/2 bunch cilantro, minced ($.25)
- 1 sprig mint, minced (optional)
- 1 Tbs red wine vinegar
- pinch red pepper flakes
- 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil ($.94)
Sprinkle the minced garlic with some salt and use the flat of your knife to grind the garlic into a rough paste. Mix the garlic paste with all the other ingredients and let sit for half an hour or so to let the flavors meld. Drizzle over just about anything.