Dad's Day Weekend Argentinian BBQ Kit For Four
Churrasco skewers with Certified Angus sirloin, fresh Washington asparagus and summer squash, prawns a la parrilla skewers with bell pepper and onion and salsa de maracuyá, a sweet and tangy passion fruit sauce, a whole spatchcocked bird marinated in a green herb chimichurri sauce with sides of mazorca grilled street corn, salsa Criolla farfalle pasta salad, chipa cabure, a.k.a. grilled cheesy bread on a stick and dulce de leche cookie bars with chocolate ganache for dessert.
- 1 pan of 8 beef skewers
- 1 pan of 8 prawn skewers
- 1 - 4 oz container passion fruit sauce
- 1 pan whole chicken
- 1 - 4 oz container chimichurri
- 1 bag 4 ears corn
- 1 bag parmesan and piment seasoning
- 1 quart pasta salad
- 1 bag of 8 bread skewers
- 1 pan cookie bars
- Preheat gas grill to two-zone heating or set up charcoal grill for indirect heat (coals on one side) medium high heat, ideally 375 degrees.
- Place chicken on indirect heat on the grill and cook for around 35-45 minutes or until the internal temperature reads approximately 145 degrees.
- Transfer chicken to direct heat side of the grill. Bone side down for 3 minutes and then flip to skin side down for a couple minutes to crisp the skin and get grill marks. Ensure chicken is to an internal temperature reads 160 degrees (temperature will raise at least 5 degrees as heat is distrubuted while resting).
- Remove from heat to cutting board or serving platter and allow to rest for at least 10 minutes.
- Alternatively you can bake in the oven uncovered at 425˚F for 45 min or until instant read thermometer reads 165˚F when inserted into thickest part of chicken breast**. Remove form oven and rest uncovered 10 minutes on a cutting board before serving. For crispier skin place the chicken flat on a pan and brush or spray skin with oil.
- Skewers- We have listed three methods from which you can choose to cook your skewers. They are listed in order of highest recommendation. Note that the prawns will cook faster than the beef. For prawn skewers you can either baste them with the sauce while cooking or you can drizzle it over the top once done.
- 1 - Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat (about 375 degrees F). Brush the grill grates with oil or coat with nonstick grill spray. Grill skewers turning the skewers every few minutes so that each side has grill marks for about 10 to 15 minutes and an internal temperature of a recommended 130 degrees* for the beef** and 145 for the prawns.
- 2 - Broiler instructions: Preheat the broiler. Brush or spray a sheet pan with oil. Place the skewers in a single layer on a sheet pan. Put the pan approximately 4 inches under the broiler and cook for 5 minutes, then flip the skewers and broil on the other side for 5 more minutes until 145 degrees for prawns an 130 degrees* for beef**. Broilers get very hot, keep a close eye on your skewers the whole time they are cooking as to not let them burn.
- 3- Preheat oven to 425 bake in a single layer in the oven for 20-30 minutes, flipping the skewers about half way through. You may need to cook for an additional 5-10 minutes depending on your oven until 145 degrees for prawns an 130 degrees* for beef**. If you choose, you can baste with the sauce in the last few minutes of cooking.
- Over medium heat heat, grill the corn, turning at 5-minute intervals, until the husks are have grill marks on all sides and the exposed kernels are charred, 15 to 20 minutes of total grilling.
- Cool the corn for around 5 minutes before pulling back the husk. Sprinkle with cheese/pepper mixture as desired (it's a little spicy).
- Alternatively corn can be roasted in the oven on a sheet pan (pro tip, use a lid from the chicken or skewers instead of a pan for less dishes) for around 25 minutes or until the kernels become shiny and swollen.
- Cheese Bread-
- Place over medium direct heat for a minute or so on each side until lightly charred and warmed.
- Alternatively bread can be warmed in the oven or a toaster oven on a pan for a couple minutes until warmed through.
130-135= medium rare
150-155= medium well
160-165= well done
** Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.
- This is a lot of food, so you might need to eat in courses. The corn and skewers can be served as appetizers if you like, or you can serve it family style by laing everything out on a big table and serving yourself or feel free to pile your plate high and just dig in!
- Cookie bars should be stored at room temperature and are ready to eat, just cut into squares and serve!