Uruguay is a small country in South America, located between Argentina and Brazil.
Its cuisine could be seen as similar to the Argentinian one, but it still has its specialties. Uruguay is famous for its cattle farming and it comes as no surprise that beef is one of the staples of the Uruguayan diet. The asado, for instance, which is the equivalent of a common barbecue, is one of the most popular dishes, especially during summer. A variety of meat is prepared over a large inclined grill. Preparing an asado is a social ritual and it generally involves spending time with friends or family and having a full relaxed afternoon or evening in the garden chit-chatting with each other.
Mate, is also pretty common in South America. It is a a hot caffeine-rich, infused beverage prepared with dried leaves of yerba mate and is a national drink in Uruguay. And with mate, come the sweets! Uruguayan gastronomy also counts many kinds of pastries and desserts, most of them filled with dulce de leche, this famous caramelized milk, typically found in the region.
Ma Cecilia Alvarez, from Montevideo, kindly sent us a sample of Uruguayan recipes that are truly worth a try! Check them out and try them at home! Send us your comments and impressions.
ALBÓNDIGAS – URUGUAYAN MEATBALLS
Ingredients and Preparation:
Then, cook the following ingredients in a frying pan with the oil.