Get down and dirty with the bold and unmistakable flavours of authentic Argentinian street food by treating yourself to delicious barbecue, chimichurri and empanadas.

Perth restaurateurs Emily and Max from El Asador, famed for their irresistible and unique food offerings, visited the Kitchen Warehouse family farm to recreate an authentic South American Asado, cooking on the farm’s built in Argentinian grill sharing their secrets to making meals perfect celebrating any occasion with family and friends.

ARGENTINIAN EMPANADAS

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 350g plain flour
  • 350g SR flour
  • 140g butter or lard
  • 5g salt
  • 5g yeast
  • 400ml lukewarm water
  • grease proof paper

Instructions

  1. Mix flour and salt in KitchenAid with dough hook (follow same instructions by hand).
  2. Add butter or lard. Emily says you can use 50/50 of these.
  3. Add yeast to warm water and slowly add to bowl, stirring as you go.
  4. Once a dough has formed, knead and then allow to rest and rise for 20 minutes.
  5. Make 2 large balls with dough and flatten slightly into disc. Attach KitchenAid Pasta attachment for lasagne and roll through approx 3 times. Starting at number 1 and moving to number 2 thickness. This can also be done with a rolling pin.
  6. Lay on a floured surface and cut round disc. You can also use a tortilla press.
  7. Stack between grease proof paper and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Assembling Empanadas

  1. Place one tablespoon of filling in the middle of each disc. This will vary with the size of the empanada but don’t over fill.
  2. To seal the empanada, moisten the edge of dough with a little water.
  3. Fold over in a half moon shape and pinch the edges together.
  4. Each flavour has its own seal. Refer to video for a few examples.
  5. Deep fry until golden and serve with Chimichurri.

MOZZARELLA, TOMATO & BASIL FILLING

Ingredients

  • 200g grated mozzarella
  • 2 tomatoes (chopped and deseeded)
  • 30g of fresh basil (chopped)
  • Pepper and Salt to taste

BEEF FILLING

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 glove garlic crushed
  • 1kg beef mince
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ chili powder
  • 1tbls dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 2tbsp tomato paste
  • ¼ cup pitted olives
  • 3 eggs hard boiled and diced

Instructions

  1. Fry off onion in a pan with a small amount of oil. Add garlic, cumin, paprika, chili powder and oregano, parsley and cook for 2 minutes. 
  2. Add beef, tomato paste and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Finish off by stirring through eggs, olives and season with salt and pepper.

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