Argentinian people have a reputation for their love of eating. Social gatherings are commonly centered around sharing a meal. Invitations to have dinner at home is generally viewed as a symbol of friendship, warmth, and integration. Sunday family dinner is considered the most significant meal of the week, whose highlights often include asado or pasta.
Argentinian people have a reputation for their love of eating. Social gatherings are commonly centered around sharing a meal. Invitations to have dinner at home is generally viewed as a symbol of friendship, warmth, and integration. Sunday family dinner is considered the most significant meal of the week, whose highlights often include asado or pasta
Grilled BBQ steak with chimichurri sauce is a great dish to launch the barbecue season – a vibrant sauce from Argentina which is perfect with barbecued beef. Chimichurri is the quintessential partner to grilled beef in Argentina, where the beef is renowned and where barbecued beef is considered their national dish.
A Buñuelo, a fried dough ball, is a popular snack in many countries, and is a tradition at Christmas, Ramadan and among Sephardic Jews at Hanukkah. It will usually have a filling or a topping. It is also an “essential” dish in Mexican cuisine.
Chimichurri is one of most delicious and versatile sauces around. It’s traditionally served with grilled steak, and is an essential part of the Argentinian parilla, but it goes great with chicken and fish too. Chimichurri works well as a marinade, and is also delicious on vegetables. You will quickly develop your own proportions in this recipe. Some people prefer more garlic, some prefer only parsley, some add fresh tomatoes – experiment to come up with your own signature chimichurri.
Chorípan is the clever hybrid name for one of the most popular South American sandwiches. It’s a sandwich of chorizo sausage on a crusty bread roll (chor for chorizo y pan for bread). Choripan is a popular street food that is best straight off the barbecue.
Corn filled empanadas or empanadas humitas, as they would say in Spanish are really delicious. These have a sweet but slightly spicy taste. You can adjust the amount of spiciness with how much paprika you add.
These cabbage rolls are a mixture of rice and beef mince wrapped in cabbage leaves and slowly cooked in a tomato sauce. This healthy and delicious dish can be frozen, just like spring rolls, and reheated later.
It’s up to you how hot this salsa will be: you can follow the recipe word for word, or make it milder, by substituting the Aji Amarillo with capsicums. Make it colourful so it is visually appealing and keep the onion crunchy to fully enjoy its texture and awaken all your senses
There are several recipes, but the sauce is always mostly mayonnaise with a tomato-based sauce like ketchup. Seasoning is added to give the sauce an Argentine flavour, such as pimento, oregano, and cumin.
Tortas fritas are quick to make and a great treat for weekend mornings as well. In Argentina and Uruguay, tortas fritas are often served with dulce de leche or jam. They are normally fried in lard, but you can substitute vegetable shortening.
Measurements can differ from country to country, so below we have outlined the measurements that we use at Aussie Taste. There is a dropdown selector you can use to have the recipe converted between metric and imperial. Most recipes have temperatures converted also.
Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20°C.
Australian spoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 dessertspoon equals 15 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml.
All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed.
All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified.