This is a regular condiment on every table in Argentina. It is drizzled on everything from grilled meats to potatoes and vegetables. This is similar to a version I had in an Argentinean restaurant. Some versions also include red pepper flakes, so feel free to add them on occasion.
- 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley ( about 1 small bunch)
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 green onions, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon red pepper, finely diced
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon bay leaf, very small flakes (laurel)
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
Sprinkle salt on garlic and mash to form a paste. This can be done in a mortar and pestle or on a cutting board with the side of a knife.
In a bowl, combine garlic paste, parsley, water, onion, red pepper, oregano, paprika, bay leaf, and pepper; let sit 30 minutes.
Add vinegar to bowl and let sit another 30 minutes.
Add oil, cover, and refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to develop.
Makes 1 cup.