The products listed below have been personally selected by Asadoargentina.com due to their usefulness and/or relevance to Argentinean cooking.* Although some of these products may not fully represent the traditional techniques, equipment, or ingredients used in Argentinean cooking, they can act as suitable substitutes.
Adjustable 20 Inch x 15 Inch Surface Cooking Grate
Description: Perfect for fireplace or outdoor use. Sturdy steel construction. Three adjustable cooking heights from 5 inches – 14 inches. Folds flat for storage. This is one of the few fireplace/fire pit grills I’ve seen on the market that has adjustable heights.
Description: Heavy-duty grill can hold up to 120 pounds of meat! Positive-lock leg hinges fold out fast and hold tight to support a whole range of meats, vegetables, and cookware. All-steel construction; Versatile and durable. 36″ x 18″ cooking surface and weighs 16 lbs.
Portable Park & Camping Grill 1/2″ round bars on 1-1/8″ centers providing 280 square inches of cooking surface. Grill adjusts to 4 levels and tilts back for easy fire building or ash removal. Grill handles swing down. The fire box is 3/16 gauge steel. 20″ wide x 14″ deep x 8-1/4″ high. 24″ pedestal and a 16″ x 16″ x 3/16″ base. If someone is looking for a quick and easy way to getting their hands on an adjustable grill with a decent surface area, price not being a problem, I’ll suggest these types of grills as an option. Yes they are designed for parks and campgrounds, but the firebox with its flat surface and side walls plus the adjustable rack, make it quite suitable for asados.
Description: Dimensions 36″ x 18″. Welded of high quality steel to go over a campfire or fire pit. Legs fold underneath for compact storage. Designed for cooking over an open fire with its rugged iron frame and expanded metal grill surface. Weighs 12 lbs.
Description: Grilling authority, Steven Raichlen, host of the popular cooking series Barbecue University and author of the best-selling Barbecue Bible cookbook series, partnered with The Companion Group to create a fabulous line of innovative, versatile barbecue products. This dual purpose Tuscan Grill (14-inch by 14-inch) has 196 square inches of cooking surface. Lay it on your conventional chrome-plated or enamel grate to produce tack-sharp, well defined grill marks. Screw on the legs and use it for grilling over a campfire or in your fireplace. Either way, the heavy, heat-conducting cast iron gives you killer grill marks. This one is similar to parrillas used out in the campo or countryside.
Description:a Long 12 inch x 28 inch Cooking Surface. Great For Firepits and Campground Rings. Chrome Plated Steel. Heavy Duty Steel Bar Construction. In Argentina, many cook their asados on simple grates made of iron or steel similar to this.
Description: Camping Grill With Folding Legs. 12.5 inch x 24 inch Cooking Surface. Thick Steel Bar Construction. Chrome Plated Steel. Four strong support bars combined with chrome plated, thick gauge steel wire makes this a great all around campfire grill. Features permanently attached 12″ folding legs. Inexpensive grills similar to this type often appear in various stores during the spring and summer seasons in Argentina. They come in handy for those looking to take an easy to pack grill on a camping trip or for a last minute Sunday asado in the countryside.
Ironwood Gourmet Wooden Steak Plate For your grilled food, this handsome plate is crafted of Acacia wood, known for its superior strength. There’s a place for your steak with a moat to catch the juices, plus a spot for your baked potato and grilled corn. Keeps your food warmer, longer, and prevents knives from dulling as you carve your steak. Measures 11 x 13-in.
Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way
Gloriously inspired recipes push the boundaries of live-fired cuisine in this primal yet sophisticated cookbook introducing the incendiary dishes of South America’s biggest culinary star. Chef Francis Mallmann—born in Patagonia and trained in France’s top restaurants—abandoned the fussy fine dining scene for the more elemental experience of cooking with fire. But his fans followed, including the world’s top food journalists and celebrities, such as Francis Ford Coppola, Madonna, and Ralph Lauren, traveling to Argentina and Uruguay to experience the dashing chef’s astonishing—and delicious—wood-fired feats.
The seven fires of the title refer to a series of grilling techniques that have been singularly adapted for the home cook. So you can cook Signature Mallmann dishes—like Whole Boneless Ribeye with Chimichuri; Salt-Crusted Striped Bass; Whole Roasted Andean Pumpkin with Mint and Goat Cheese Salad; and desserts such as Dulce de Leche Pancakes—indoors or out in any season. Evocative photographs showcase both the recipes and the exquisite beauty of Mallmann’s home turf in Patagonia, Buenos Aires, and rural Uruguay. Seven Fires is a must for any griller ready to explore food’s next frontier.
Pocketbook sized and updated Spanish to English and English to Spanish reference dedicated to the world of food and wine – an indispensable addition to the library or backpack of any traveler, chef, sommelier, or writer. Contains over 7,000 entries, including local idiomatic expressions. As with any reference, this is an eternal work in progress, and updates, prior to a future edition, can be found on www.saltshaker.net
Modest prices, generous servings, friendly owners, and a devoted local clientele all define these cafés, bars, restaurants, and pizzerias where you can taste the traditional everyday cuisine of Argentina in authentic settings. New or old, each one of the seventy profiled here has details that make them worth visiting. There’s a tiny parrilla–steak house–known not only for the best roasted meat at the best price but for its eternally festive atmosphere and chaotic charm. At another intimate pulperia, simple homemade meals are served communally at a wooden marble-top table. The Authentic Bars and Cafés of Buenos Aires also includes Gabriela Kogan’s recommendations of what to eat at each venue, a map, and a glossary of Argentine food.
Argentina Cooks!: Treasured Recipes from the Nine Regions of Argentina Argentine cuisine is one of the world’s best-kept culinary secrets. The country’s expansive landscape includes tropical jungles, vast grasslands with sheep and cattle, alpine lakes, and glacier-studded mountains. As a result, a great variety of foods are available– game, lamb, an incredible assortment of fish and seafood, exotic fruits, and prime quality beef. This cookbook highlights recipes from Argentina’s nine regions, including signature recipes from five-star chefs, the author, and other talented home chefs.
*Some of these products have not been personally reviewed or tested by Asadoargentina.com. Those that fall into that category were chosen due to reviews, recommendations, or popularity.