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The Argentine Food Guide for Spanish students in Buenos Aires. Part 5

Thursday, July 16, 2009 11:59

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For any Spanish students in Buenos Aires this winter, we encourage you to spend at least one night at home in order to cook a traditional Argentine meal.  We know it is easy to go out to the many trendy and delicious restaurants in the city but creating your own argentine meal and then bringing home the recipe will put a little bit of Argentina back in your home country.

Argentina, and more specifically, Buenos Aires, is largely influenced by Italian culture going back to when thousands of Italians immigrated to Argentina in the early and mid 1900’s. Along with a myriad of other things, the Italians also brought with them their delicious cuisine and for decades Argentines have enjoyed eating like the Italians eat.  Remember, Argentines don’t only bring the ingredients for the food to the table, but they bring the Italian style of dining with friends and family, meaning lots of food, lots of conversation, lots of wine, and lots of people sitting around the table.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Meatballs
Ground beef
Onion
Oregano
Bread crumbs
Mustard
Egg
Salt

Spaghetti sauce
Tomato sauce
Basil
Parmesan cheese
Garlic

1.    In a large bowl combined all of the ingredients for the meatballs. Once the mixture is mixed, roll the ingredients into a separate balls, and either fry them (in oil) or bake them in the oven for (at 350F).
2.    Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a pan, and slowly warm.
3.    Cook noodles and set aside.
4.    Put it altogether to enjoy a fantastic Italian dish!

Enjoy!!

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The Argentine Food Guide for Spanish students in Buenos Aires. Part 4

Friday, July 3, 2009 8:32

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For any Spanish students in Buenos Aires this winter, we encourage you to spend at least one night at home in order to cook a traditional Argentine meal.  We know it is easy to go out to the many trendy and delicious restaurants in the city but creating your own argentine meal and then bringing home the recipe will put a little bit of Argentina back in your home country.

Chimichurri

Chimichurri is a popular spice filled sauce in Argentina, the name coming from an Irish man who invented the sauce, Jimmy McCurry, that is used for mainly as a sauce for grilled meat. The name changed from Jimmy McCurry as it seemed too many people had a difficult time pronouncing it, and was shortened to Chimichurri not too long after.  Chimichurri can be found throughout Argentina, in both restaurants and supermarkets, however is best served when it has been home prepared, as it is at its freshest form.

Ingredients

(Amounts of each ingredient depend on how much or how little Chimchurri you would like to prepare, and of course the strength of the garlic, parsley, and chilis. In general, the olive oil and red vinegar should be similar amounts, for the rest, experiment with your chimichurri and find out your own preferred recipe!)

Olive oil
Red Wine Vinegar
Water
Freshly chopped oregano
Freshly chopped parsley
2 garlic cloves, chopped into thin slices
Chili pepper (for more spicy)
Salt

Instructions:

Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend on low until the consistency is quite smooth.

Chimichurri is best to be left at room temperature for a few hours in order for the flavours to settle.

What is your favorite way to enjoy Chimichurri?

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The Argentine Food Guide for Spanish students in Buenos Aires. Part 3

Friday, June 26, 2009 13:49

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For any Spanish students in Buenos Aires this winter, we encourage you to spend at least one night at home in order to cook a traditional Argentine meal.  We know it is easy to go out to the many trendy and delicious restaurants in the city but creating your own argentine meal and then bringing home the recipe will put a little bit of Argentina back in your home country.

A very traditional, easy, and delicious recipe from Argentina is the famous Milanesa.  A milanesa is a thin piece of meat (pressed), often oval in shape, coated in bread crumbs and then either fried or baked.  This traditional Argentine treat can be found in almost any Argentine restaurant, supermarket, or family home, and is easy to make, easy to prepare, and hits the spot whether you are hungry or not.

Milanesas

Ingredients
4 meat patties (any meat of your choice, thinly sliced or pressed)
3 eggs, beaten
Salt, garlic powder, lemon juice
Bread crumbs
Vegetable oil

Instructions

1.  Flatten your chosen meat by pounding with a meat mallet until thin.

2. Beat the eggs lightly with the salt and pressed garlic.

3. Take each piece of meat and coat it with the egg mixture and then press it into the breadcrumbs.

4. You can cook the milanesas in either a frying pan, filled with a little bit of oil, or in the oven on a baking sheet, also oiled.

5. Depending on your taste, add as little or as much oil when cooking the milanesas.

6. You can serve it with mustard or on its own, with eggs, or beside a salad. Just make sure to enjoy it with friends and family!

Interested in more Argentine recipes?

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The Argentine Food Guide for Spanish students in Buenos Aires.

Thursday, June 18, 2009 11:26

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For any Spanish students in Buenos Aires this winter, we encourage you to spend at least one night at home in order to cook a traditional Argentine meal.

One of the most eaten foods in Argentina, filled with a myriad of different ingredients, including beef, cheese, ham, chicken, and veggies, is the very famous Empanada. Empanadas can be bought all over the city, from cafes to supermarkets, however it is a fun and easy snack to make, plus, you then can add any ingredients you like. (Below, we have used beef as the main ingredient)


Beef Empanadas

Ingredients
Dough:
400g Flour
1 tsp Salt
175g Butter
1 – 3 tbsp Water

**Note: At ANY supermarket in Buenos Aires, the empanada pastry can be bought, pre-made and prepared, leaving you only with the duty of filling the empanada. You choice!

Filling:
450g Minced Beef (depending on how many you make ‚Äď measure yourself)
2 Onions chopped
1 tbsp Tomato Paste
1 hard boiled Egg, chopped
Salt & Pepper (or any seasoning you like)
Instructions

**Note: Ignore 1,2, and 4 if buying pre-made empanada pastry.

1. Put the flour in a mixing bowl and mix in the butter using your fingers.
2. Add the water, slowly, and mix until a spoon until the mixture combines.  Use your hands to form the mix into a ball and then cover and chill for one hour.

3. Cook the beef and other ingredients and let cool slightly.

4. Preheat the oven to 200C. Roll the pastry out on a lightly floured surface into about 3mm/1/8th inch of thickness and then cut into 8 small circles.

5. Fill the circles with the filling, and fold over the edges into half moons, securing the edges by pressing with a fork.

6. Cook for about 20-30minutes, until golden brown.

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The Argentine Food Guide for Spanish Students in Buenos Aires. Part 1.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 16:05

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For any Spanish students in Buenos Aires this winter, we encourage you to spend at least one night at home in order to cook a traditional Argentine meal.  We know it is easy to go out to the many trendy and delicious restaurants in the city but creating your own argentine meal and then bringing home the recipe will put a little bit of Argentina back in your home country.

Since it is winter and the weather is cooling down in Buenos Aires, it is a perfect time to start cooking those recipes that are hot and heavy to keep you warm during those cold winter months. Below is a great recipe that will warm you up, is easy to prepare, and places you in the beautiful North of Argentina.

Argentine Stew

Ingredients

3 tbsp Vegetable Oil
2 Garlic Cloves, halved
2 Onions, finely chopped
2 Tomatoes, chopped
1 tbsp freshly chopped Parsley
225g/8oz Long Grain Rice
2 Green sweet peppers, chopped
405g/1lb Stewing Steak, cubed
2 Sweet corn, cut into 2.5cm slices
225g/8oz Potatoes, peeled and cubed
600ml/20fl.oz Fresh Beef Stock

·    Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the garlic and onion until softened.
·    Add the stewing steak and sauté until brown on all sides.
·    Add in the rest of the ingredients, mix, bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Cover and simmer for at least one hour.

This delicious recipe serves about 4 people and is a perfect meal for lunch or dinner, and to share with friends and family!

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