Salmoriglio a delicious, zesty, easy-to-prepare Italian lemon herb sauce sauce, is the Italian answer to Argentinean Chimichurri. Traditionally, this Sicilian sauce served with swordfish, but it is excellent over grilled fish, beef, lamb and poultry.
Freshness is key to this great sauce; I always prepare it as close to serving as possible. It's so simple, there's really not much point in making a big batch that will lose its great flavors in a few days anyway.
There are many variations to this recipe. Some replace oregano with parsley, some, a I have, add parsley to the oregano, while others add crushed tomatoes. Many replace lemon with vinegar.
I find oregano to be a little overwhelming, so I use the parsley to temper it down a little. Use the quantities here as guide, and just adjust amounts according to your own tastes and that of your guests. A delicious, simple and easy barbecue sauce right at your finger tips.
Makes 5-6 servings
Mix the ingredients together, leave to blend flavors for up to 30 minutes before serving.Care to try the traditional Sicilian recipe?
That's it. Easy as, well, Salmoriglio.