Adobo Para Pizza – Pizza Seasoning »

Matambre A La Pizza or roughly grilled flank steak pizza Walk past any dry spice stand in Argentina and you’ll have a hard time missing the adobo para pizza sitting right beside chimichurri mixes, oregano, parsley, and other common herbs & spices. For chefs or home cooks, who see no need in purchasing a commercial blend, this mixture may be custom made before or at the last minute by sprinkling here and there a few simple ingredients. Either way, adobo para pizza is the go to seasoning for adding a spicy herbal kick to pizzas when parsley, oregano, or basil just won’t cut it by themselves.

Marinated Soybeans »

IMG_2853 Soy is such an awesome crop. Soy can fuel our cars, feed our bellies, and be the clothes on our back. I’ll bet they’ll even be able to make soy charcoal so that we can grill soy turkey legs. All of those minerals, vitamins, and proteins. Soy hamburgers taste just as good as the real thing. Soy milk with calcium carbonate. We won’t even need cows anymore. Soy can replace wood so we won’t need trees anymore. And what’s good about that? With all of the forests gone we’ll have more room to plant soy! But we need forests for water you say? Pfft, I’m sure we can easily filter the exhaust of our cars running biofuel in order to gather our daily water needs. Soy is the future.

Ensalada De Zanahoria – Carrot Salad »

Ensalada De Zanahoria You can’t go wrong using carrot salad to accompany many different types of vegetarian fare. Today I’ll be using it as a side to a delicious tofu burger I’m making that will be topped with alfalfa sprouts, portabello mushrooms, and cherry-pecan soy mayo.

Desde El Correo: Cook’s Corner Recipe: Chimichurri Sauce »

After an unsuccessful attempt of asking an Argentinean restaurant to reveal their secret chimichurri sauce recipe, Linda Cicero of the Miami Herald turned to her friend Belen for a version that is probably much better. You can view the recipe that Linda came across here. One that uses the boiling water method, a common method [...]

Russian Salad – Ensalada Rusa »

At many barbecue parties around the world you’ll find classic dishes that accompany the main attraction of meats. In Korea you’ll see different types of kimchi and pickled vegetables. In the Caribbean, rice and beans and plantains. In the U.S., potato salad, cole slaw, and corn. One of the classics in Argentina is ensalada rusa, [...]

Salsa Criolla – Criollo or Creole Sauce »

I could write a simple note saying this is a quick and easy sauce to prepare, here’s the recipe, but I won’t. Don’t worry. I promise this will be brief. First let’s take a look at the word criolla. The term is widely used throughout Latin America. To sum it up, remember I’m trying to [...]

Chimichurri Recipe »

Wondering why the sauce is not vibrantly green? Check out this post: Chimichurri: Debunking The Myths Here is my personal favorite recipe for chimichurri sauce(main article). You can mix it all together but I prefer to go through a 3-step process while preparing the sauce. 1/2 Cup Olive Oil (For a more mellow flavor use [...]

Complex Adobos »

Sometimes simple adobos just don’t cut it in the flavor department. Their primary tasks are to make the meats more juicy while adding subtle notes of flavor. When the cook wants to add some serious punch to meats, complex adobos are used. Beef Adobo 1 Cup water 1/2 Cup red wine 1/2 Cup olive oil [...]

Simple Adobos »

Here are some simple adobos to use on a variety of meats. The proportions are easy to adjust to fit your needs. These are With some ingredients, like garlic and acidic liquids, a little goes a long way. Add too much and you’ll over power the flavor of the meat. You can either marinate the [...]

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