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March 14th, 2012 at 09:59 pm

We are still planning the Argentina trip in September with 3 other couples - including lawyer friend and his partner. The eight of us are having a potluck at lawyer friend's house on Friday to talk and plan.

The most Argentinian dish that I know of is matambre - stuffed rolled flank steak. Tonight I butterflied the flank steak, pounded it thin, and am marinating it with red wine vinegar and garlic. I've also cooked a couple of sausages (hard boiled egg is classic, but the host is allergic, so sausage will sub for egg), and steamed long strips of carrot.

Tomorrow I layer sausage, carrot, red onion, minced garlic, and spinach onto the flank steak, tightly jelly roll it, tie up the roll with string and roast it for an hour. Thinking of making some chimichurri sauce while it roasts.

Friday I bring it to work and thence to the party.

Friday will be nice, these last few weeks have been h-e-double toothpicks. Must be going 'round.

2 Responses to “matambre”

  1. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Did you know Argentina is the one country in the world where there is no correlation between high red meat consumption and diseases like colorectal cancer and heart disease? I read it's because Argentine cattle don't have corn in their feed. Enjoy lots of beef there!

  2. Looking Forward Says:

    That sounds delish. Smile

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