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 are: el 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
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