Skewers For Any Argentine Grill Kit
The Argentines do churrasco in a number of different ways. They can do the traditional skewer based churrasco like one typically sees in a Brazilian churrascaria, or they can use adjustable height iron grills over a fire, or direct contact with the coals to cook the meat. To do the skewer based Argentine grilling type affair, one simply needs good, sturdy skewers. The skewers can be mounted in a churrasco Argentine grill over coals, can be shoved straight into the ground around a fire pit, or placed across the top of a improvised grill pit. The pits are typically made out of an old fuel drum or stone fire pit, and rested across the top. Good skewers can be used to hold the meat from preparation, through cooking and serving, making them quite versatile and cleanup a rather quick snap.
Selection of a good skewer is based really on craftsmanship and how much one wants to spend, plus what is available. Skewers can run the gamut from light and cheap all the way through sturdy professional models meant for long life fashioned out of food grade stainless steel. Whatever you end up buying, keep in mind that you won’t be getting rid of them any time soon once you get into churrasco. I bought my first skewers five years ago and have yet to tire of using them. Occasions keep arising where it’s quite fun and entertaining to quickly whip up a fire and get folks gathered around it to the tune of skewers and fresh meat. If you want to really impress your friends, build a medium sized bonfire, let it burn down for a while to white hot coals as they arrive, place cuts of marinated asado on your skewers, and thrust them dramatically into the earth around the fire pit. They will look at you askance at first, and then end up having the best time of their lives as long as you have some good Argentine red wine to wash it all down.