Chimichurri Beef Skewers (Let's Go!)
Updated: Aug 27
Food is more fun when eaten on a stick! Today is "Something on a Stick Day"! More info at the bottom of the post. Typically, when it's not struggle times, you can get these beef skewers premade at the grocery store. My favorite ones are with chimichurri marinade and they are so good! It's an easy to get South American flavors into your every day meals -- especially when someone has done it for you. Haha. :)
What is Chimichurri?
"Chimichurri (Spanish: [tʃimiˈtʃuri]) is an uncooked sauce used both in cooking and as a table condiment for grilled meat. It originated in Argentina, and comes in a green (chimichurri verde) and a red (chimichurri rojo) version. It is made of finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, oregano and red wine vinegar. The dominant flavors are parsley and garlic. It is widely used in Argentina and Uruguay.
The name of the sauce probably comes from Basque tximitxurri ([t͡ʃimiˌt͡ʃuri]), loosely translated as "a mixture of several things in no particular order"; many Basques settled in Argentina in the 19th century."
Here is a link to a recipe if you want to make it:
Cooking the Beef Skewers!
It's really easy. I just saute them for a few minutes on each side. If I had a grill pan in my apartment, I would use that. There is a grill here, but I haven't learned about grilling yet & I'm afraid of fire, so...I just stick to using a pan for now.
As I mentioned above, it's an easy to get South American flavors into your every day meals -- especially when someone has done it for you. Haha. :) They have chicken ones too. Also if you eat beef, then it is another thing that is related to Argentinian cuisine as Argentina is known for their beef.
Give it a try! We are good at this!
Something on a Stick Day
"Something on a Stick Day celebrates things on a stick. Isn't this just a neat day? We thought you'd agree.
So what comes on a stick? Practically anything. The first thing that comes to mind is popsicles and fudgesicles. Hotdogs and marshmallows on a stick are popular at campfires.
There's also corndogs, shrimp and many Chinese treats like pot stickers. Cocktail wieners and cheese are picked and eaten on a stick(a toothpick). Wooden skewers used when cooking on the grill, contain all sorts of meats and vegetables. The list goes on and on.
You can also get just about anything on a stick when receiving food samples at a store or festival.
Celebrate this fun day by serving food for meals and snacks on a stick. The kids will love it. So will you!
BTW: We are glad that today is Something on a Stick Day and not "Something on a Shingle Day!
Origin of "Something on a Stick Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day."
"There isn’t much that can’t be put on a stick when talking about food. Soup might be that one exception, though if it were flavorful frozen, we might make an exception.
From cool summer treats like the Popsicle to frozen food staples like the corn dog, food on a stick is one of the world’s great inventions. Fresh fruit kabobs and skewers of grilled veggies and meat are both summer favorites.
Street fairs and food trucks have created a variety of recipes made to go on a stick that takes us from breakfast to after-party hunger with flavor combinations that sometimes make us wonder why we haven’t tried that before! Whether it is fresh and healthy or breaded and deep-fried, menu choices are broad and plentiful for National Something on a Stick Day."