So, we have this grill in our “new” apartment. We were so excited about it before we moved in (back in December), and then never got around to using it, which is kind of crazy, since we’re nearing the end of summer now.
Here’s the man getting his fire started:
And the fire once it got roaring:
Then he spread it out under the grill:
We added rosemary to the charcoal so it would add some flavor to the chicken.
While he was occupied with the grill, I worked on the food. I washed down the chicken and rubbed it with olive oil, salt, tandoori spices, salt, and crushed red pepper flakes.
Then The Official Animal Dissecter split it in half so it would cook faster on the grill (it kind of looks like a giant frog this way):
And then it went on the grill!
And then I prepared the foil-wrapped potatoes (this is not an Argentinian thing; I think I’ve seen this at just one asado, and they were plain wrapped potatoes, with nothing else inside them). I halved the potatoes and placed two slices of onion and a pat of butter in the middle of each one. Then I added my ground spice mix of red pepper flakes, black pepper, and sea salt before wrapping them up. They went in the charcoal under the chicken, when it was about halfway through.
And after that, I put the salad together. Lettuce, tomato, manchego sheep cheese, fresh basil from our deck, and sesame seeds.
The finished meal? Oops…we were too busy eating and I forgot to take photos. The chicken was amazing, and so were the potatoes, though they were large and should have gone in the charcoal at the same time the chicken went on the grill. The salad was great! A nice, light addition to the meal.
And soooooooo nice to eat outside on our deck. Now that the weather is cooling off (have I mentioned yet that fall is approaching? ) it’s perfect for eating outside.