Chimichurris are a traditional snack dish (sandwich
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) served in the Dominican Republic
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. It is made from a pork sausage, (made from meat cut from the joint), which is sliced, grilled and served on a pan de agua (literally "water bread") and garnished with chopped cabbage. Salsa rosa
Cocktail sauce
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is also added. This dish is made throughout the Dominican Republic and is usually sold on street stands. Each vendor has their own recipe; flavors and ingredients can substantially vary the texture and taste of the chimichurris.

This Dominican dish borrows its name from the unrelated Argentinian sauce
Chimichurri or Chimmichurri is a variant of green sauce, though there is a red version as well , also used as a marinade, for grilled meat...


Outside the Dominican Republic

Chimichurris are popularly sold out of food truck
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s in the Dominican Republic and in various areas of the United States. Such areas include: Washington Heights, Manhattan
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, Corona, Queens
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, Brooklyn
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, Paterson, New Jersey
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, Allapattah area of Miami, East and South Orlando
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, Lawrence, Massachusetts
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, north of San Antonio, and in Providence, Rhode Island
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The dish served in the Washington Heights area of Manhattan
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refers to a hamburger on pan de aqua, a round bun topped with a seasoned patty of ground beef, a mayonnaise/ketchup sauce, and some lightly sauteed vegetables, which include sliced tomatoes, onions and shredded cabbage.

Further reading

Dominican Hamburger--Dominican Cooking
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