Marian Arytza Hot Chimichurri Traditional Argentine Seasoning

If you are a fan of sauces and incorporating different flavors into your dishes, chimichurri sauce should definitely be on your list. Chimichurri sauce, pronounced a little like chee-me-shoe-ree, is a Latin American sauce most often used to compliment dishes made with red meats or steak.

Each region has different variations of chimichurri sauce but the most regularly used ingredients are usually the same, usually containing a base of cilantro, parsley, oregano and garlic. This Marian Arytza Hot Chimichurri Traditional Argentine Seasoning sauce is a really great taste of Argentinean chimichurri sauce without having to travel south of the border. It is bold and spicy and full of flavor, and can be used as a standalone sauce, or to flavor or compliment a dish.

One of my favorite ways to use Marian Arytza Hot Chimichurri Traditional Argentine Seasoning is for steak tacos. It can be used to season the steak during cooking, or to compliment the steak when serving. You can make a simple, delicious meal with chicken, taco wraps and this sauce. Top it off with a little bit of lime to enhance the flavor.

Marian Arytza Hot Chimichurri Traditional Argentine Seasoning is also great for seasoning. It’s fool proof. You don’t have to add anything else to enhance the flavor of your meats, but it’s also okay if you want to. It is also great to use for slow-cooked meals. Use it to enhance a Spanish-flavored beef stew.  Add it to your chili for a different twist on something familiar. But be warned: the label does not say hot in jest. Spanish foods and seasonings are no strangers to spice and heat, so test this sauce and decide for yourself how much heat you like. Once you get comfortable, you might even find yourself adding some heat as well.  It might even become a staple in your everyday cooking.

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Marian Arytza Salsa Criolla Traditional Argentine Seasoning

Salsa criolla, or loosely translated, native Latin American sauce, is one of the many examples of foods that are both staples and varied by region. Salsa criolla can vary from each household to each region in central and South America, but that doesn’t mean any version is either right or wrong. The base ingredients are usually still the same: with parsley, oregano, garlic and onion. There are so many ways to make salsa criolla that are either traditional, authentic or creative and still maintain that unique Spanish flavor that everyone can recognize.

Marian Arytza Salsa Criolla Traditional Argentine Seasoning is made in Argentina, and is the closest you will get to authentic without traveling south of the border. It is made without additives or preservatives, and for good reason: this sauce doesn’t need any additives. Its ingredients work so well together that it can stand to be stored in your pantry until you are ready to use it.

There are two main reasons that salsa criolla is different from chimichurri sauce. Salsa criolla is milder and is made with tomatoes, and chimichurri sauce is often spicy with a parsley base. You can use this sauce to season anything you like, from meats to stews, beans, and soups. Because it is part of my culture and something that is a staple in my home, I really have no examples of where you can’t use salsa criolla. You use it as a base for rice as well. Marian Arytza Salsa Criolla Traditional Argentine Seasoning is a really great starting point for you to get that authentic taste that is also high quality, and will allow you to develop your own taste and adjust it to your own palate. Use it alone or add your own spices to make it more personal. And If you like heat, then go ahead. There really is no fast and hard. Just as long as it tastes good, it works.

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Don Pomodoro All Natural Amatriciana Sauce

March 13, 2014 12:58:31 PM EDT

Don Pomodoro All Natural Amatriciana Sauce

One of the easiest ingredients to keep stocked in your kitchen is a jar of red tomato sauce. An unopened jar or tomato sauce can last for months in your pantry and it will be ready for when you need it. It is also an inexpensive ingredient at that.


Tomato sauce, like Don Pomodoro All Natural Amatriciana Sauce, is  great for cooking hearty dishes like slow-cooked lasagna or eggplant parmesan.  I like to recommend Don Pomodoro’s All-Natural Amatriciana Sauce, because it is minimally processed with a base of tomato sauce, olive oil and pork, is a simple red sauce to pair with your favorite pasta or add to a dish.


Because Don Pomodoro All Natural Amatriciana Sauce is made with simple, fresh ingredients, it can serve a base for some fantastic, simple dishes to satisfy everyone. It doesn’t have to be for Italian food either. I like to use to season meats, like beef for stew or tough cuts of steak that take t o marinating really well.  I also love using Don Pomodoro All Natural Amatriciana Sauce for chimichangas.  Add diced veggies and you have a great salsa for dipping. It also serves as a great base for chili and Spanish rice.


Yes, it is also an incredible pasta sauce. Traditionally served with bucatini pasta, it is a sauce best paired up with thick cuts of pasta that go great with a thick sauce. Although sometimes I enjoy making tomato sauce from scratch, Don Pomodoro All Natural Amatriciana Sauce is the closest to fresh that you will get at a fraction of the labor and price. You can even add a dollop to thicken jambalaya or a bean dish to add flavor and complexity. It is really one of those staple ingredients that can stand up on its own or add a special twist to another dish.

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Masseria Mirogello Italian Made Sauce

July 2, 2013 5:26:05 PM EDT

Masseria Mirogallo Sugo di Pomodoro
Tomato sauce is a staple of cooking, and to get the most flavorful sauce, you really should go with Masseria Mirogallo Tomato Sauce

The makers of the sauce, the Belfiore family, have been farming since the 1800’s, so they know what they are doing. Their farm, the Azienda Mirogallo, is on 70 acres of land in Lucania, which is in the southern portion of Basilicata. Agriculture has long played a major role in this region despite its rugged mountainous terrain, scarce water supply and dry weather. The Belfiore family, father, mother, and three sons, tend not only to the pepper plants but grow fruits, almonds and vegetables to take to the local market. Their special crop is a regional heirloom variety of thin-skinned pepper.

Tomato sauce has always been an indispensable element of Mediterranean cuisine. Made only with fresh tomatoes grown on their local farm, they are tenderly cared for, so as to obtain a full-bodied and aromatic flavor. This artisanal product is obtained from working with freshly picked vegetables and produced without added colorants or preservatives.

Their specialties include a tomato sauce with chili peppers and a tomato sauce with sweet peppers. Just warm the sauce in a saucepan over moderate heat until hot and you are good to go. Use when making pizzas, toss with your favorite pasta, or with any other food you would like to add tomato sauce to. Whatever you choose to cook and however you choose to use your Mirogallo Tomato Sauce, you’ll be pleased each and every time with the resulting taste, a taste that can only be attributed to Italy’s finest.

So the next time you are walking down the sauce aisle, you should make a point of checking out our line of Masseria Mirogallo products!
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