Caperchurri (Caper Chimichurri)
Capers + Chimichurri = Caperchurri. This vibrant herb sauce is a Sicilian take on the classic Argentinian condiment (usually a combination of olive oil, vinegar, parsley, oregano and garlic). Here we've switched out the oregano for fragrant fennel pollen and added a couple tablespoons of Sicilian marinated capers for a briny burst of flavor.
This sauce is as versatile as it is delicious. Spoon over meats, fish and seafoods of all kinds (flame-kissed swordfish steaks, roast chicken, poached shrimp, just to name a few). Toss with blanched green beans. Drizzle over a plate of perfectly ripe, juicy heirloom tomatoes. Use as spread for sandwiches and wraps. The possibilities are endless!
Note: this recipe is part of our 5-ingredient series. These recipes only require five ingredients or fewer—with the exception of EVOO, salt and pepper—and less than an hour of cooking time. Keep checking back for more simple, satisfying recipes from our test kitchen!
Recipe, food styling and photography by Asha Loupy
- 1 1/4 cup parsley leaves, roughly chopped
- 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, such as Frantoi Cutrera Nocellara
- 1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar from Castello di Volpaia
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3/4 teaspoon Wild Fennel Pollen
- 3 tablespoons Marinated Capers in Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Herbs from Caravaglio, divided
- Salt and freshly ground Black Tellicherry Peppercorns, to taste
Combine the parsley, extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic and fennel pollen in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the herbs are finely chopped and a thick sauce starts to form, about 10–15 pulses. Add 2 tablespoons of the capers and pulse until the capers are incorporated into the sauce, about another 4–5 pulses.
Scrape the sauce into a medium bowl. Stir in the remaining one tablespoon of capers. Taste and season with salt and pepper, as necessary. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes to let the flavors meld. The caperchurri can be covered and refrigerated for up to a week.