Argentina May 25

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 steak of your choice
  • Sea salt to taste
  • BBQ- 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 loose chop
• 1 tbsp coarse salt
• 1 head garlic roasted and squeezed out
• 1/2 cup  fresh flat-leaf parsley loose chop
• 1/2  cup fresh oregano leaves  loose chop
• 2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
• 1/4 cup lemon
• 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Method:

In a food processor add all ingredients  pulse until well combined, You might need a little warm water to loosen sauce. Spread on top of cooked steak and serve. You may also have a light salad with this meal on the side of course.

Try with:

Mate or a wonderful Malbec wine from Argentina         Salud!!