Chimichurri and Rosemary Smashed Potatoes

DSC_6816 [1600x1060]I’ve been seeing chimichurri on many steaks lately and finally decided to find a recipe I could deal with.  Most of them have cilantro as a main ingredient and I just can’t go there.  I found this one and ran with it.  I have flat leaf parsley growing in containers on the patio and was happy to find a good use for it other than as a garnish.  There is a fair sized bush of Greek oregano growing out there, too. It’s in the ground and came back this year from a planting last year, I almost forgot we had it.DSC_6811 [1600x1060]  Mrs J found it too garlicky for her taste but it was fine by me.  The paprika and cumin were interesting additions.  I’ll be doing it again.

The potatoes were from A Pioneer Woman’s recipe:DSC_6813 [1600x1060]The fresh rosemary is really key to this, recipe, I chopped a twig’s worth and infused some into the olive oil with a clove of garlic and sprinkled the rest on top before they went into the oven to roast.  These were the little golden potatoes instead of red ones but they were just right for this.