Argentine Father’s Day Recipes for a Memorable BBQ
Grilling with dad is a time-honored tradition. This year we’re inspired beyond the borders with simple Argentine Father’s Day recipes that will help create a memorable BBQ he won’t soon forget.
Argentine Father’s Day recipes are not difficult to make. They rely simply on delicious cuts of meat and superb sauces. The meat is grilled low and slow to give the flavors a chance to shine. And all you really need is a grill to make it happen and a little time.
The recipes are simple, flavorful, and utterly delicious.
My husband lived in Argentina and to this day, the memories of that time are fresh and vibrant. He can describe the asados he attended, the food he ate in vivid color, and the generosity and hospitality of the people.
It was an idyllic time I want to recreate for him (Pacific Northwest style) for Father’s Day. Because after all, is there anything more Father’s Day than grilling?! Not in my family!
Parilla: Grilling Tradition of South America
In Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay, grilling steaks is less about searing and cooking at high heat, it’s more about low, slow cooking.
In South America, cooks prefer to sizzle their cuts of meat, season with salt alone, and serve with herbaceous chimichurri.
Parilla, pronounced (pa-REE-jah) is the grill, which is often a metal grate placed over a fire. Many regional steakhouses prepare meat this way too.
What is an Asado
In Argentina, asados, an outdoor barbecue that can take all day, is part of their culinary culture. And it is what reminds my husband of his love for the country.
When asked about an Argentine Asado, the Buenos Aires Tourism Association writes:
While a traditional Asado would involve slowly grilling cuts of meat over several hours, we’re simplifying tradition with easy recipes to make for Father’s Day.
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Easy Argentine Father's Day Recipes for an Amazing BBQ
Grilling with dad is a time-honored tradition. This year we're inspired beyond the borders with simple Argentine Father's Day recipes that will help create a memorable BBQ he won't soon forget.
How to Grill Steak
"Fire up the grill! Become a grill master with just three easy steps to tender, juicy steak: season the meat at least 45 minutes before cooking (or up to overnight), flip the steak frequently to cook it faster and more evenly than flipping just once, and monitor for doneness with a meat thermometer."
Easy Argentine Chimichurri to Transform Your Next BBQ
Argentine Chimichurri Sauce is an easy to make condiment, packed with flavor, that transforms meat whether it’s grilled, cooked in a skillet, on a sheet pan or on the BBQ. This 5 minute recipe is also delicious as a dressing on salads too!
Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri
"This grilled skirt steak is tenderized in a garlic marinade, grilled, then topped with a garlic and herb chimichurri sauce with fresh cut tomatoes and red onions."
This traditional Argentinian sandwich features chorizo sausage, crusty bread & chimichurri.
Bbq Beef Ribs - Asado Style
"Argentine Bbq Beef Ribs - Asado style is a tasty way to enjoy your short cut ribs this summer. Flanken-style short ribs, cut cross the bone and bbq'd to perfection."
These Beef Empanadas are popular street food in Central and South America and are super easy to make at home in about 30 minutes. Bringing the flavors of Latin America to your table, any night of the week.
"Robust, colorful and packed with flavor. This one is an anthology of punchy aromas, from salty anchovies and olives to serrano and sausage, for a complete meal served in a salad bowl."
Easy Grilled Vegetables with Burrata
Easy Grilled Vegetables with Burrata is a centerpiece of summer grilling. With a simple balsamic glaze drizzled over delicious and slightly charred vegetables, it's a feast for the eyes and the palate.
Argentinian Grilled Provolone Cheese (Provoleta) Recipe
"Traditionally, a thick slice of provoleta—the name of the cheese as well as the dish—is placed on a hot grill over a charcoal fire until crisped and browned with a gooey just-melted center. Hot off the fire, it’s often served with grilled bread and chimichurri. Simple!"
Papas fritas a la provenzal
Serve your Asado with a side of papas fritas, which are Latin American fries.
Latin American Alfajores with Dulce de Leche
"Alfajores de Maizena are a type of tea cookie or [tea biscuit] filled with dulce de leche (a rich, thick milk caramel), much loved in Latin America. They look quite unassuming, but everything about the way they taste is remarkable."