salsa verde – a fresh, herby sauce

 

Search as I might I cannot determine whether Salsa Verde comes from Spain or Italy – but regardless of origin it is DEEEEEEEEEEEELICIOUS and a perfect accompaniment to Seafood.

I like to serve it with our calamari and scampi as a fresh alternative to the traditional tartare sauce.

You can keep it rustic (as in our Frittos Misto video) and simply chop the herbs, or if you want a more sophisticated sauce pop it all in the blender and it’s done in a jiffy.

Don’t be put off by the anchovies, they add a deliciously salty depth to the sauce without it being obviously fishy.

PS: This sauce works really well with lamb too… (just in case you have had enough scampi – which, is of course, impossible!)

Salsa Verde

Ingredients

    3 tbsp capers
    1 shallot, finely chopped
    1 clove garlic, crushed
    2 anchovies, roughly chopped
    1 lemon, juice only
    1 small bunch flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
    1 small bunch basil, roughly chopped
    3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

Place all of the ingredients apart from the oil into a blender and whizz together for a few seconds until roughly chopped then gradually add the oil whist the machine is still on.