Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Argentina's Goodies

While we were visiting Southern California, we were invited to have dinner at a relative's house. 
Grilled beef was one of the dishes being served.  We were told to dip the steak in this Chimichurri suace and it was really tasty.   My husband's nephew just came back from a business trip from Argentina.  He said beef were commonly served there and they dipped almost everything in this sauce.  The sauce mix contains basil, oregano and other several spices and it tasted like an Italian dipping sauce for bread.  He was nice enough to give me a packet of the sauce mix but it was all in Spanish.  I got the instructions on how to prepare it translated:

Pour packet in a small bowl.
Add water enough to make a paste consistency.
Pour some white vinegar or red wine vinegar.
Add olive oil and salt.  Mix well.

Serve with steaks, or bread even on salad.

The other goodies he gave us to take home were these delicious chocolates.  I had never have chocolates from Argentina before and these tasted so creamy and not as sweet as the regular chocolates in the U.S. 

I am not sure I can find these locally, but it was sure nice to have a chance to try food from other countries.