El Asado Chileno

For homecomings, birthdays, holidays…or any other excuse to enjoy good weather, family, and long weekends, Chileans celebrate with a barbecue. The two most popular ways to prepare the barbecue in Chile areel asado al disco (bbq on a disk) and el asado al palo (bbq on a stick). The Pinaud family here at Ruka Pucon Hostel prefers to prepare the al disco version once a week with our guests to celebrate the summer season. Here’s the Pinaud recipe for a fun night with friends, family and food.

How to make a Chilean Asado al disco:

Step 1. Invite friends and family

Step 2. Buy food and drinks

Grocery list:

Meat: Chicken wings (ala de pollo), pork (cerdo), beef (vacuno), sausage (chorizo)

Vegetables: Zucchini (zapallo italiano), tomatoes (tomates), mushrooms (champiñones), onions (cebollas), bell pepper (morrones)

Fresh bread (pan)

Drinks: Beer (cerveza), red wine (vino tinto) and whatever you would like to drink

Step 3.  Prepare the food

Chop the meat into bite sized portions

Slice the vegetables

Step 4. Start a fire in your barbecue

Step 5. Grill the meat on the disk

Step 6. Put the finished meat in a pot to keep it warm

Step 7. Grill the vegetables on the disc and season them with salt, soy sauce and a bit of red wine

Step 8. When finished mix the meat with the vegetables on the disk (be sure to keep all the sauce!)

Step 9. Call your family and friends to the table ….and buen provecho!

Come and visit us to try the real thing!


Your Resident Internationals

Max and Natalie


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