Salsa verde… a green sauce for steak and chicken and just about anything

Salsa verde.

Literally translated this means green sauce. No mention of rocket science here so it kinda implies that even you’re going to be able to pull this one off! Also, with it’s literal name, the initials GS could also stand for “good shit”, as this is well and truly what salsa verde is – the good shit! On a less than interesting side note, GS is also my initials. What does that mean? Most certainly eff all I would say…

This is another one of those things that I have spoken about previously. Many times in fact, but as it was in the days when the viewing audience for this blog was literally four people and one small goat it received minimal notice and even minimal-er props. One effing like was the only respect that post received, which was just not a good enough result to make me happy. I may have let it slide at the time but really I had no choice – I had an audience of four people and a fucking goat for goodness sakes. Now I have at least double that amount of subscribers so I have decided it’s time to try again. I have blatantly pulled this little recipe from a post I wrote many, many months ago with absolutely no concern for the people that will point at me in the street and label me a slack, uncreative blahdy blahdy wah wah. Those people can lick things that aren’t an actual lollipop.

Salsa verde has more applications than the milk crate in student housing. Try these on for size;
• Sauce for the roast chicken I cooked last week, steak, pork, fish, all the meats really
• Dressing for a mixed grain, corn and kale salad
• Toss through pasta and top with parmesan for #easytastygood
• Use it to finish braised dishes like shanks or ox tail
• Spread it on grilled sour dough for herby bruschetta-y goodness
• Just put it on whatever. It’s really good

Herby goodness from 5 meters out the back door
Herby goodness from 5 meters out the back door

Blitzy blitzy
Blitzy blitzy

Serve it with everything
Serve it with everything

SALSA VERDE (green sauce)

2 cups each picked parsley, mint, basil and rocket (all from the back garden like a baws)
2-3 cloves of garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
1 tablespoon capers and the vinegar they live in
1-2 anchovies, or not if you are vegetarian
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup light olive oil or something less fruity

• Blitz all ingredients except oil in a food processor or blender, or bash them in a mortar and pestle until they are a smooth paste
• Slowly add oil while still mixing to emulsify
• Season*
• Mmmm

*Seasoning in cooking is a biggie. It’s not one of those things you can “just not worry about”. It is quite often what separates the home kitchen from the commercial. Seasoning. Salt and pepper. Essential to heighten taste and enhance flavour. Get into the habit of checking your seasoning. Do it now!

31 responses to “Salsa verde… a green sauce for steak and chicken and just about anything”

  1. Such a good sauce….one of my favourites….it’s reminded me that it’s the right time to be eating that sort of stuff:)

    1. It’s always the right time for salsa verde!!!

  2. Flavorful and pretty. Good.

  3. This kind of reminds me of chimichurri, but with some different herbs. It’s hard to go wrong with fresh picked greens from the backyard. My wife and I are trying to grow some herbs this summer, but nothing is large enough to use yet. Maybe we’ll give this a try if our harvest (like three plants) works out!

    1. Different herbs and no chilli but still 100% delicious and damn verstile! (And so much better when made with goodies from the garden)

  4. As one of your ‘8 or so’ followers, I am more than happy to reminded of such super wee herby werby sauces. Thanks G-Man. Great seasoning reminder.

    1. I am a seasoning crusaderand also I am glad you like the salsa verde Mrs Cheer!

  5. Salsa verde is the bomb diggitdy!!

    1. Yo homie, can you please email me the date for the publishing of the challenge 👊

      1. Email sent 🙂
        June 22nd

  6. Looks great! I can’t wait to try it. 😀

    1. Cheers. Your mouth will thank you for it 😁

  7. Oh goodness! This is the sauce to use on grilled chicken or anything grilled for that matter! I’m on it. Thank you GS!

    1. Yes, yes it is.
      Its been an absolute pleasure. I am seriously so impressed by your enthusiasm!
      Cheers my friend!

  8. Excellent. I have a pile of herbs growing well. Now I have a plan….

    1. In the words of the great Hanibal; I love it when a plan comes together 😁

  9. it’s been ages since i served salsa verde with my tomahawk steak and i still remember how grat it taste….
    damn delicious!!!

    1. Salsa verde and steak is a truly awesome thing! 👌

  10. Funny. I just made this yesterday with leftover herbs after making a medium batch of pesto. But no capers (husband!) It’s so so versatile! great post.

    1. Thank you my friend. It’s my “go to” dressing for just about everything 🙌

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  12. Perhaps the only thing I wouldn’t use a good salsa on is a chocolate cake..
    This is a good, flavorful recipe.. Thanks… :O)

    1. Good call 👍
      Cheers my friend 😁

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