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12-09-2015, 01:24 PM
So I was perusing the interweb this afternoon and found this pic...

(This is not my image)
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa70/4ever3knives/8BEB4963-5D7E-4491-A448-3DB3A5C1A017.jpg (http://s202.photobucket.com/user/4ever3knives/media/8BEB4963-5D7E-4491-A448-3DB3A5C1A017.jpg.html)

The website that the pic directed me to had no information on this type of cooking and I'm intrigued. Anyone know what this style is called, what the spit is called, or have any experience cooking this way? I'm guessing it's South American but I don't know.

12-09-2015, 01:28 PM
I believe that technique has origins in Argentina.

12-09-2015, 01:40 PM
That looks like something that belongs on this history page http://amazingribs.com/BBQ_articles/barbecue_history.html

Not sure if there is a name for that technique other than old school. Dig a hole, start a fire, and put the meat close enough to get hot but not too close to burn. Rotate periodically and pray it doesn't get windy.

I guess you can call it "survival" too.

12-09-2015, 01:44 PM
That was what I was looking for deepsouth! It is from Argentina and it is called Asado. Once I googled Argentina bbq a ton of links for it came up. Thanks!

Thanks for the link Leftwngr I'll check it out!

12-09-2015, 02:29 PM
Asado gril.....http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=92821

12-09-2015, 02:36 PM
Thanks for the link ialsohaveadream!

12-09-2015, 03:57 PM
There's a restaurant in San Antonio named El Machito that cooks goat that way. Definately on my list of places to hit!

12-09-2015, 04:09 PM
There was a show on the BBC called...A Cook Abroad. If you can find it,
look for season 1 Episode 3 with John Torodes. He traveled to Argentina
and explored the variations of this type of cooking. It is well worth
watching for anybody that likes BBQ or grilled meat.

Here is a link to watch it.....hopefully it will work.



12-09-2015, 04:20 PM
I think it's done in the Phillipines as well. Not sure of the name.

12-09-2015, 04:48 PM
Man Fire Food featured it as well. I think Season 2 Episode 6 is what is coming up, not sure, all those sites are blocked here at work.

12-09-2015, 07:15 PM
Thanks for the link and the mention of other show, I'll see if I can find it!

If you make it to that restaurant ya gotta take pics if you can meatguyver!

I bet you can smell this Asado for MILES!!!

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa70/4ever3knives/1F9F9711-39AD-4A3D-BD60-6A02F4242349.jpg (http://s202.photobucket.com/user/4ever3knives/media/1F9F9711-39AD-4A3D-BD60-6A02F4242349.jpg.html)

12-09-2015, 07:48 PM
Look for Chef Francis Mallmann videos. He has several across a few shows.