"The vibrant color and depth of flavor of this sauce make any protein you choose sing. Make a double batch so you have extra for swirling into hummus, spreading on sandwiches, or dolloping on eggs." —Rach

Rachael Ray
This recipe originally appeared in our Holiday 2020 issue. Get the magazine here.

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Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

Recipe Summary

Yield:
4 to 6
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Ingredients

Winter Chimichurri
Proteins

Directions

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  • In a food processor, pulse the kale, herbs, garlic, fennel fronds, ground fennel, crushed red pepper, and salt and pepper until the kale and herbs are finely chopped. Add the EVOO and vinegar and process again until the chimichurri is fairly smooth. Adjust the seasoning and transfer to a small bowl.

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  • Heat a large cast-iron or other nonstick skillet over medium-high. Using paper towels, pat the beef, chicken, or fish dry; season with salt and pepper. Spray the pan with olive oil spray. Add your protein, then spray the top with more oil.

  • If using beef, cook, turning occasionally, 7 to 8 minutes for medium. If using chicken, cook, turning occasionally, until cooked through, 9 to 10 minutes. If using fish, cook, turning once, until opaque in the center, 6 to 8 minutes. If using beef or chicken, let the meat rest for 5 minutes before serving. If using fish, serve immediately.

  • Transfer your protein to plates or a platter; top with the chimichurri. Serve with a salad. Here, I tossed romaine, celery, fennel, red onion, and toasted hazelnuts with some EVOO and lemon juice. 

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