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Essentials For An Argentine Asado

Gaucho-style barbecue

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Blood Sausage (morcilla)


The name says it all-this is indeed cooked blood. It may sound like a meal made for True Blood characters but it’s an essential for a reason. First-timers, spread it on a toasted baguette and don’t think about what it’s made of.

Sweetbreads (molleja)


If you thought the term “blood sausage” was hard to swallow (ha), this one seems like a total misnomer considering there ain’t nothing sweet or obviously bread-like about this meat. It’s usually from the throat or heart of a cow and since it’s a gland, its texture takes some getting used to.

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