Grilling season is every season when you live in Southern California; so, last week, I grilled up some juicy pieces of flank steak. As I was grilling, I began to think about how I'd serve these steaks. It couldn't just be steak. I rushed to my refrigerator, scratched my head a bit, and then went to the pantry. Lo and behold, Axel Provisions Traditional Chimichurri Sauce was waiting for me to amp up my dinner and take it to the next level!
Packed with flavor and freshness, this traditional chimichurri sauce features the bold ingredients of garlic, bay leaves, and spices, classically prepared with olive oil and vinegar.
Nothing goes better with a juicy piece of steak quite like chimichurri sauce. Now, wait a minute... you may be saying 'HOLD UP! I can think of so many perfect steak pairings.' Let us convince you otherwise... chimichurri sauce is the way to go!
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
What's the deal with chimichurri sauce, anyway? It all started in Argentina a few centuries ago. The Argentine Cowboys, better known as Gauchos, exclaimed "Where's the Beef?" as Spain began importing cattle. Red meat soon became the main source of protein for all of Argentina. But, just like that fateful night I was introduced to Axel Provisions Traditional Chimichurri Sauce, these cowboys recognized that their meat needed flavor. They took to their roots and created a sun-dried herb spice blend, combining parsley, spices, and oils. Sounds cool, right! What's with the name? The etymology of chimichurri sauce is a bit mixed... just like the sauce! History's best bet is that the word chimichurri stems from the Basque word tximitxurri, which more or less means "a mix of things." History aside, we're grateful for Gauchos bringing us this tasty sauce.
GETTING WRAPPED UP IN THE FACTS:
"In your hand you hold the long Gaucho tradition of mixing sun-dried herbs and quality liquids to prepare meats, poultry, and any protein-rich meal. Enjoy as a marinade, condiment or simply as a dip."
HERE ARE SOME OF THE AMAZING INGREDIENTS IN THE AXEL PROVISIONS TRADITIONAL CHIMICHURRI SAUCE:
Called for in many recipes as a flavor booster, it wasn't until my love affair with chimichurri that I learned all about this awesome ingredient!
Bay leaves are packed with vitamins A, C, magnesium, calcium, manganese, potassium, and iron. Wowza! Bay leaves can help rejuvenate the body, ease arthritis, and help with digestion. I don't know about you, but these benefits sound perfect after a long day of grillin' and chillin' with friends.
Garlic, a main staple in chimichurri sauce, has a ton of anti-inflammatory properties. Lately, research on garlic has been even better! Recent studies have focused more on how sulfur compounds in garlic help lower the risk of certain types of cancer, especially in the mouth and throat.
Garlic also claims to improve cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and combat sickness. Garlic gets around!
While vampires are soooooo last century, I'll continue to enjoy my garlic, just to be safe. Especially when it's in one of my favorite condiments: the chimichurri sauce!
HOW TO ENJOY AXEL PROVISIONS TRADITIONAL CHIMICHURRI SAUCE:
First off, SHAKE WELL! Olive oil and vinegar mix like cats and dogs — stereotypically, they don't!
If you haven't caught the hint, chimichurri sauce is perfect with grilled meats. Vegan or vegetarian? Have no fear! Use this sauce as a dressing for your favorite salad or over a hearty grain bowl.
I love drizzling chimichurri sauce over crackers, baked potatoes, or atop a homemade garlic dip. The options are endless!
ABOUT AXEL PROVISIONS, IN ITS OWN WORDS.
Hand-crafted in Texas, Axel Provisions mission is "to share cultures through culinary arts."
We agree–it has hit the mark with its line of seasonings and condiments.
Axel's love for creating the best chimichurri sauce starts generations before him. Raised by two Argentine parents, Axel learned to cook at an early age.
"After university, five continents and everything in between, Axel moved back to his hometown in Texas to start AXEL Provisions. Under 30, today Axel runs his second food business, which has caused a storm, interpreting culinary staples from around the world for the US market.
And it all began with the Traditional Chimichurri."
Here are answers to some of your most important questions!
Yes! Axel Provisions Traditional Chimichurri Sauce is paleo.
Yes! Axel Provisions Traditional Chimichurri Sauce is organic.
Yes! Axel Provisions Traditional Chimichurri Sauce is gluten-free.
Yes! Axel Provisions Traditional Chimichurri Sauce is vegan.