Asado: Gather 'Round the Fire

Asado: Gather 'Round the Fire

One whiff of that aroma off the grill and you're hooked. We're talking Asado, a get together of your best friends, featuring slow-cooked, barbecued meats. Consider it one of Argentina's greatest gifts to the world, somewhere between fine wine and the tango.

 

This authentic grilling style uses an open flame, a tradition that started with cattle herders in the central part of Argentina. Soon, people across the country embraced the approach and started cooking delicious cuts of meat, like chorizo, over an open flame for friends and family at their own gatherings. Today, with a bold Malbec in the mix, Argentine barbecue has become something of a cult classic.

 

But it's more than the tender, flavorful slices and the bold, spicy wine. Asado is all about the people and the experience. Fire up your own Asado with our step-by-step guide to bringing people together for Argentine barbecue.