Saturday, February 21, 2009

Asado (BBQ) the Paraguay Way

There are more head of cattle in Paraguay than there are people. What that translates into is: Paraguayans eat lots of beef! An 'asado' is a cookout or BBQ, and it is a favorite meal for most Paraguayans. Asados are usually reserved for special occasions like holidays and birthdays. However if one is able they will have an asado more often, like every weekend.

Depending on who you talk to you will get various pointers on how to prepare and cook the best asado. Typical method for preparing for an asado:

1. Purchase meat, calculate 1 pound of meat per person

2. Ignite the charcoal

3. Salt the meat heavily

4. Throw meat on the grill

5. Eat up!