Monday, January 30, 2012

Argentina: Cooking Around the World with Camilla (CATWWC)

We are whizzing through the 'A's of our Cooking Around the World adventure. Here we go to ARGENTINA, the seventh country on the list.

Country: Argentina

Argentina's complicated political history lends itself to varied culinary traditions. But one thing is for certain: if you are a vegetarian, Argentinan cuisine may not be for you with beef reigning supreme at almost every meal.

Still I navigated my way through recipe after recipe until I found a version of the main dish we selected - empanadas - that used fish instead of beef. We did, however, use the dipping sauce for the meat version. And Riley whipped up a rich, decadent caramel for dessert. Here's what we ate on our tabletop journey to Argentina...

Empanadas de Atún (Argentinian Tuna Empanadas)
Dylan did a great job on this and was incensed when Riley called them "Hot Pockets." Not that I've had a Hot Pocket, but these were fresh and filled with ingredients that we could recognize.

And for dessert, Riley made Dulce de Leche, Argentinian caramel. He spooned it atop scoops of chocolate ice cream. Thank goodness I went for a run before dinner.
Enjoy my tabletop travels. Join me in whipping up a dish or two. If you do cook something from one of these countries, I'd love to hear about it. Feel free to comment on the posts themselves or email me at constantmotioncamilla at gmail dot com.

This Knight of the Global Table Adventure is signing off for now. We're off to Armenia next.

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