Food and Argentina

Food and Argentina

Today we will find ourselves in South America, the home of many delicious dishes. And we have the opportunity to see this!

Country: Argentine Republic

Argentina on the world map

Argentina — is the eighth largest country in the world. It takes almost the entire south-east of South America, and even claim to part of Antarctica! Due to the fact that the country has several climatic zones, Argentine cuisine combines many features specific to those regions.

Few photos

Buenos Aires, one of the main streets of the Argentine capital, «Avenida 9 de Julio»

Buenos Aires

San Ignacio Mini

San Ignacio Mini

Iguazu Falls

Argentina Iguazu Falls

Orchards near Londres

Orchards near Londres Argentina

What’s to eat?

Kitchen Argentina — it is a very organic mix of a variety of European cuisines, because a lot of immigrants moved here. It caught on French pastries and German sauerkraut, but, of course, the main influence on the formation of the modern Argentine cuisine have Spain and Italy.

One of the most popular products in Argentina — the meat. And the course is almost everything, such as one of the very common dishes is roasted ox tails. Depending on the area of changing kind of meat. In mountainous areas, dominated by lamb and goat, in the plains — pork and, of course, beef. If you find yourself in Argentina, make sure you try Asad — meat, roasted on the grill.

Here, like spices, but do not like too much severity, so often the chili is not part of marinades and seasonings.

Many familiar and another dish with Spanish roots: empanadas — small pies with various fillings, common in Latin America. Most often, they are considered a Mexican dish, however, in Argentina, they have become one of the country’s culinary character.

For a side dish often choose vegetables, which are also grilled or eaten fresh. Very common a variety of sauces, but especially popular green chimichurri sauce.

Another popular product in Argentina — paste all kinds and variations from spaghetti to cannelloni.

Spain and Italy have also left in the hearts of Argentines love to a variety of cheeses, which often served as a dessert with fruit: pears, quince. As for desserts, they are very diverse, but one of the most popular is the kind of marmalade. Which is made from sweet potatoes.

When we talk about the Argentine cuisine, it is impossible not to mention gaining popularity in the world of tea mate (accent in the Spanish word, by the way, is placed on the «a», but in the dictionaries of the Russian language somehow fixed accent on the «e»). A drink with a pleasant taste, relieving stress, and entertaining to use many liked. Especially that drinking yerba mate ritual can turn into an adventure.

However, I can not warn you about the treachery of the drink. I bumped into him in person. The fact that the material contains: theobromine, theophylline, trigonelline. In unfortunate circumstances, you can get the effect instead of pleasure rather resembles severe alcohol poisoning. In order to have a party has not ended the call «ambulance», as it was with me, try to mate a little! This, of course, the case is quite rare, but nevertheless, it is necessary to be prepared, and for such an eventuality.

Without which it is impossible to imagine the Argentine cuisine

Without a variety of dishes from beef.

How and what to cook?

Two favorite method of preparation is the grill and hot stones. They cook meat and vegetables, and sometimes even fruit!

Recipe national dish

Chimichurri — one of the most popular in Argentina sauces. Best of all it comes with grilled meats. Try it! Its preparation takes only a couple of minutes.

chimichurri

Food and Argentina chimichurri

need for business:

1 bunch of parsley
8 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 slice of lemon, squeeze the juice
1 tbsp. l. diced red onion
1 h. L. dried oregano
1 h. L. black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
Cooking!

The processor finely chop the parsley, add the remaining ingredients and mix. Done!

For dessert

Dulce de sweet potato (sweet potato paste)

Food and Argentina batata

need for business:

5 cups of mashed sweet potato (boiled potatoes and mash into a puree without lumps — it is very easy)
2 cups water
1/4 cup of agar
4 cups of sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar

Cooking!

Place the sweet potatoes in a saucepan, pour water and heated over medium heat, stirring constantly, to mash not burnt. When the mixture is very hot, to the point of boiling — add sugar and agar-agar and stir until completely dissolved.

Reduce heat and simmer until then, until the water is absorbed and the mixture thickens (about an hour). Remember to stir. Remove from heat and add vanilla.

The resulting mixture pour into a wide rectangular shape (eg, lasagne) and allow to cool completely. When the mixture hardens well, cut it pieces (cubes or slices — as you want, even balls) and store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator (up to several months).

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