Argentinian Style BBQ (Asado)
Argentinian BBQs or Asados have some unique and delicious dishes. A “traditional” Asado is a specific way of grilling meat. It involves using coals and firewood and tending to the meat to make sure that it’s grilled to perfection. Here are some dishes to inspire your Argentinian style BBQ!
Chorizo can be eaten sliced, grilled, baked or fried. A tender and flavourful sausage made from finely chopped pork filled with garlic, chilli and smoked paprika. In Argentina a chorizo served in a bread roll is called a choripán.
Provoleta is trademark dish. It’s essentially a disc of cheese, 2cm thick topped with chilli and oregano placed on an aluminium foil tin and grilled above the fire. Although probably not the most healthiest of dishes, provoleta is definitely one of the most delicious!
Chimichurri sauce is a garlicky, fresh herb sauce that goes well with just about anything. Here’s an easy recipe to make the sauce yourself:
- 1 cup fresh Italian parsley, packed
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, packed
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled
- 3/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Puree all ingredients in a processor. Transfer to a bowl. Cover and let stand at room temperature.
Today, Argentina leads with over 75% of all the acres of Malbec in the world (WineFolly.com) This smooth red wine is a must at an Argentinian style BBQ.
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