Argentina May 25

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Revolution Day

The May revolution was a succession of historical and societal happenings that occurred in Buenos Aires, which resulted in the creation of the oldest non-Spanish government in the nation. Buenos Aires was the capital of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, a colony of the Spanish Empire, which included the present-day nations of Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay. The middle and upper-middle class Argentinian citizens rebelled against the Spanish-controlled government and ousted Viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros to finally establish a self-governing administration on May 25, 1810, now called Revolution Day. In this way, it indicated the close of Spain’s dominance on Buenos Aires and the control of the people of Argentina. The May Revolution was a direct reaction to Spain’s Peninsular War during the previous two years that has put harsh strains on the Argentinian people. The May Revolution is considered the starting point of the Argentine War of Independence, although no formal declaration of independence was made until July 9, 1816.

Asado Steak and Chimichurri*

Ingredients:

serves 4

  • 4- 10 to12 ounce grass fed steaks of your choice
  • Sea salt to taste
  • BBQ- If you use charcoal make sure that all coals are white , if you have gas keep on medium even heat, wood is the best just wait until the flames have subsided. The meat should be a bit charred but not burnt or greasy.

Chimichurri*

Ingredients:

  • • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
    • 1 whole garlic roasted and squeezed out
    • 1/2 cup  fresh flat-leaf parsley
    • 1/2  cup fresh oregano leaves
    • 2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
    • 1/4 cup lemon
    • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

 

Method:

In a food processor add all ingredients  pulse until well combined, add some oil if mixture is to pasty. Spread on top of cooked steak and serve. You may also have a light salad with this meal as a side.

Try with:

Mate or a wonderful Malbec from Argentina         Salud!!

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