Last week I helped with a BBQ at work. The menu consisted of shish kabobs, salads and rice. To compliment the meat and veggies on the kabobs I offered to make a few sauces. The sauce “bar” was a pretty big hit![hr] [row_fluid][span4] [/span4][span8] All the sauces were pretty simple to make. For each you just put all the ingredients into a food processor and process until they are of sauce consistency.
Mojo Verde – 6 cloves of garlic, 2 cups cilantro leaves, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar and 1 teaspoon of water.
Chimichurri – 1/2 cup red wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 shallot, 1 chile pepper, 1/4 cup parsley, 1/2 cup cilantro, 2 TB oregano, 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Roasted Pepper – 2 cloves of garlic, 1/2 cup jarred roasted red peppers, 1/2 cup unsalted almonds, 2 TB red wine vinegar, 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper (to season)
Spicy Lemon – 1 shallot, 1 clove of garlic, 1 bunch of parsley, 1 bunch of mint, 1 bunch of cilantro, 2 lemons (zested and juiced), 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp pepper, 1 tsp red pepper flakes.
The Verdict: All the sauces were quite good. The one I heard the most buzz about was the spicy lemon sauce. If you try any (or all) let me know what you think!