Wednesday, November 4, 2009

P is for Parrilla

Parilla in the Food Court Mercado del Puerto in Montevideo, Uruguay
A parrilla is a specially designed grill to broil huge pieces of meat. Using the parrilla is the most popular cooking method particularly in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Chile. You will find these kinds of grills in all styles imaginable. There is hardly a part of cattle you won't find on these charcoal or wood fired parrillas. From sausages like chorizo (pork sausage), morcilla (blood sausage) to riñones (kidneys), chinchulines (intestines), mollejas (sweet breads) to tenderloin and strip steaks, everything gets grilled. You just have to make your choice. The beef is naturally flavorful and always perfectly tender. Buen provecho!

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17 comments:

bfarr said...

I just finished eating dinner but your post made me hungry.

Jacob said...

My dear wife, Lois Anne, would not be happy here...being a Vegan!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I used to eat meat years ago, but I never ate kidneys or intestines, how do they taste?

Leif Hagen said...

Looks yummy! What time will dinner be ready?! Can I bring some wine!?

Tumblewords: said...

Great photo! I'll bet the beef is superb there.

Bob Crowe said...

Oh, Argentina is the red meat and high cholesterol capital of the world. We don't eat a lot of red meat anymore for all sorts of reasons. But when in your country...

Brenda's Arizona said...

Super photo. I remember the best gatherings in BA were asados! Beef and blood sausage! Though I can't remember much about blood sausage, I was more of the age where Dulce de Leche caught my tastebuds. Love your photo capturing such a 'day in the life' scene.

verbalescapaden said...

it looks a little bit like hell - not only for the hips ;-).

Dragonstar said...

It must be a much healthier way of cooking than by frying, and it must all taste absolutely delicious! Thank you for this insight.

On behalf of the ABC Team, thank you for sharing.

AB said...

Now, that is how I imagine Argentina -- a cornucopia of sizzling meat.

B SQUARED said...

I'll have the steaks and the chorizo, you can have the rest.

Luis Gomez said...

This is so PERFECT!

Carolyn Ford said...

That looks wonderful...great capture!

peenkfrik said...

I've only been eating grilled chorizo recently. Usually I prefer it fried.

Interesting how we also love to eat all these parts. I've tried chicken intestine but I'm not sure I want to try the blood sausage.....

Andreea said...

This picture reminds me so much of Argentina. Best beef ever.

Roger Owen Green said...

Smells, I mean, LOOKS delicious.

Mirela said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...