Around the Fire: The Sunday Asado6/22/2019 11:53:54 PM
Around the Fire: The Sunday Asado
By Florencia Palmaz | EXCERPT From At the Table & ARound the Fire | Jun 22, 2019
This scene is the quintessential Argentine Sunday afternoon, from casual family affair to large celebratory parties. The formula has been created by generations before us perfecting the menu and the social norms to set a stage on which a barbecue is not just a meal — it’s an Asado.
CASUAL SUNDAY ASADO
The casual Sunday Asado is essentially morsels of different meats served to guests in stages. Each meat is paired with a salad or vegetable. At home in America, we have settled on this variation of the Asado. However, there are many possibilities. The basic structure of an Asado begins with a teaser, then sausage and organ meats paired with the first salad. Next comes grilled pork or chicken with the second salad. Finally, a choice cut of beef with a light salad or grilled vegetable rounds out the meal. Chimichurri, wine and bread are on the table throughout.