Our backyard is nearly complete. The grand centerpiece, the “parrilla argentina” was completed yesterday and it far exceeded our expectations. This argentine grill is an adjustable height, wood burning grill where you create coals in the basket on the left side of the grill and then move the coals over to the right side of the grill for fuel to grill your food. The grill’s height is adjustable using the handle on the right side of the grill and the height is used to control the temperature.
When I was in Argentine for a month, I was exposed to these wonderful grills and now Andy and I want to bring this grilling experience to the United States. Our first step was to clean up our backyard and install a prototype that we can share with our friends and family and get feedback on the grill. The next step was to get a website up to gauge interest in the grills. Check it out at www.argentinegrills.com. The final step is to turn this into a full-fledged side business, which is the step we will embark on next.
Now that we are to this stage, I will be discussing this more and more on the blog so look forward to more than you ever wanted to know about grilling Argentine style and watch us fumble through starting our first business.
For now, just revel in the grill like we are.
The first asado is Sunday night with our families!
—- Update September 6, 2011
I continue to receive a lot of requests for the link to the company that sold us the grill as well as the construction plans. Here are some of the links we were working off of when we built our grill. Some of them are outdated now so my recommendation is to brush up on your Spanish and search on the Argentine version of google. It’s a gold mine when you want to construct a parrilla argentina!