Latin Grilling

Recipes to Share, from Patagonian Asado to Yucatecan Barbecue and More

By Lourdes Castro; Tara Donne (Photographer)
(Ten Speed Press, Paperback, 9781607740049, 191pp.)

Publication Date: April 26, 2011

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From the steamy jungles of the YucatAn to the verdant valleys along the Andes, "Latin Grilling" goes beyond typical barbecue fare and familiar Mexican and Tex-Mex standards to present more than 90 recipes that showcase the diversity of Latin American cooking. Acclaimed cooking teacher Lourdes Castro takes you on a culinary tour of the Americas with ten fiestas featuring authentic Latin flavors tailored for home cooking and backyard grilling.
In addition to steak and other grilled meats, "Latin Grilling" includes options for chicken, fish, shrimp, and vegetables to offer a bounty of delicious dishes sure to please all of your guests. Kick off your Peruvian party with a trio of fresh ceviches or host a Cuban Cookout complete with a whole roasted hog. With country-by-country entertaining plans and menus including beverages, starters, entrEes, sides, and desserts, this celebration of traditional Latin American grilling is a refreshing change of pace. Lourdes captures the essence of Latin America in each meticulously formulated recipe, and to ensure you feel comfortable at the grill, she shares tips and notes on ingredients, flavor variations, techniques, and entertaining ideas throughout.
Whether you're hosting a festive Brazilian Rodizio kicked off with Caipiroska cocktails and Skewered Shrimp with Coconut Lime Sauce, or a hearty Andean Barbecue featuring Arepas, Grilled Salt-Crusted Beef Tenderloin, and Chocolate Pudding with Espresso Cream, "Latin Grilling" is sure to get the party started--and keep your amigos coming back for more.



About the Author


Jessica B. Harris is a food and travel writer, culinary historian, and author of 9 cookbooks. She lives in Brooklyn, Martha's Vineyard, and New Orleans.
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