Fancy trying some traditional food from Argentina? We’ve got some sample recipes and links to all the food dishes you want!
The traditional cuisine of Argentina is not uniform in any way. This is basically because of the high immigration in Argentina’s history . Each culture that arrived in Argentina brought its own recipes, dishes and traditions. Some stuck, others were adapted and some disappeared. One can generalise and say that Spanish food is the predominant food in Argentina.
Argentina loves meat! The nation’s favourite dishes include the traditional barbeques (al asador) and mixed grills (parallada). Beef is the favourite meat and we have given a well-known recipe for some Beef Stew below.
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Food Dishes and Recipes
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This is a recipe for Carbonada Criolla (Vegetable Beef Stew)
Heat in large saucepan: 3 T. oil
Brown in oil and discard: 1 large clove of garlic
Add to oil & sauté: 1 ½ c. onion finely chopped, 2 tomatoes chopped, 2 green peppers chopped
Add: salt & pepper to taste, 1 tablespoon fresh parsley finely chopped
Remove vegetables from saucepan and set aside to be added later.
Add & brown: 1 pound of cubed stew beef
6 cobs corn cut in one-inch slices, or 1 17-ounce can of corn, drained
½ pound of pumpkin or butternut squash, cubed (do not use canned)
½ pound of white potatoes (1-2 medium) peeled and chopped
Return sautéed vegetables to saucepan.
Add: beef or vegetable stock or water to cover and 1 cup uncooked rice (not minute rice)
Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender and meat is thoroughly cooked. Add ore liquid during cooking if necessary. This can be eaten alone or served over additional rice. This stew is often made with veal in place of beef, and cooks might substitute cassava (manioc) for the potato.