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Pictures Being Added »

This site has been looking a little dull on the design side. I’ve added a Flickr image box to the sidebar on the right. I’ll also start inserting some images into the posts. Can’t have a food site without pictures. right? You’ll be able to find all pictures related to this site located in this [...]

Chorizo – The King Of Sausages »

Chorizo This type is by far the most popular sausage grilled on a parrilla. Although, they are used for a variety of other dishes and recipes. The shape and texture resembles sausages found in many other parts of the world; large and plump. Beef or pork is the meat of choice and they are usually [...]

Chorizo, Morcilla, and Salchicha Parrillera »

The most popular sausages cooked on parrilla are chorizo, morcilla, and salchicha parrillera. No asado is considered complete unless at least one of these types of sausages is served at the table. Consider these to be the pre-marathon warm-ups to the feast of meats that will soon follow. For sausages are usually typically the first [...]

Preparing And Lighting The Fire »

Improperly preparing and lighting the fire needed to get the coals hot can cause a few problems. If you don’t have a good fuel source to get the starter fire going the flames will extinguish before the wood or charcoal has a chance to get a good burn going. If the wood or coals are [...]

Wood Or Charcoal? »

Natural wood, what kind of question is that? Each cook has their own preference for what material to use for generating heat for the asado. Nothing can beat the flavor that is produced by wood but time, availability of materials, simplicity also play a role in what cook choses to create the ideal fire. The [...]

Argentina’s Cuts Of Beef For Asado »

For those who have never experienced an asado nor eaten at an Argentinean steakhouse it may come as a surprise to see the enormous cuts of meats laid upon the grill. You might wonder if someone just made a few cuts to a whole slab of beef and tossed them on the grill. Heck, you [...]

The Goods You Need »

OK, well if you are reading this then you might be thinking, “I know that I need to have a lot of food and drinks for my guests”. Well think again because this is all about an Argentinean asado. The key items that can never be left out are sausages, meats, and bread. Even if [...]

Types of Grills For Asado »

Every type of grill imaginable is used to prepare asado in Argentina from fabricated brick or concrete assemblies with chimneys to pieces of wielded re-bar placed on top of rocks. Since a key task while preparing asado is to control the heat in different areas, most prefer to use a grill that provides easy access [...]

El Asador – The King Of The Grill »

The asador is the grill master whose main goal is to ensure that he/she will praised, not ridiculed, for the meats and other foods that is served to the guests of the table. The asador must know the science of maintaining fire and heat. The asador must know the right cuts and quantities of meats [...]

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