Field Trippin’: I cried for Argentina

I’ve got a Cuban friend from back home who’s coming over for dinner tomorrow night, he happens to be a Producer from MTV & wants the 411 on the show. Granted there are a couple spots you can buy great Cuban food in LA, El Cochinito in Silverlake is the BEST! 3508 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026 (323) 668-0737, but nothing beats home cooking. I knew I wanted to make a Palomilla Steak & possibly some Empanadas. 

My favorite Cuban grocery store El Cubano suffered the cruel, cruel back hand of the recession & shut down I called my Cuban brother from another mother Carlos to find another option. He hipped me to this Argentinian Market called Catalina’s Market. 
I know you’re thinking I just stocked up on latin spices in Koreatown last month, but when it comes to meat especially the cut I think Latin butchers at a Latin market do it the best & HELLO what’s better than Argentine BBQ? Que Rico! 
Once again the ipod & I cruised up & down the aisles, actually tangoed, & I loved seeing all of the relics from my childhood & my travels. I did stock up on all things Guava & so excited to see what else I can come up with & I bought Oxtails for $5.31… unreal!!! 
I loved the empanada dough in the freezer section, usually when I make empanadas I use wonton skins, ready made chimichurri and salt cod… I can’t wait to cook
If ever in LA check this place out, once again I was greeted by employees wanting to show off all their goodies, the butcher was fab & even the owner escorted me around… it was FAB, that was a first. I will definitely go back, what a great experience. 
Check them out for yourself http://www.miseta.com/catalinas.htm










Filed in: Argentina, BYTE OUT, Catalina's Market, Cuban, El Cochinito, Field Trippin', Guava, Meat, Palomilla • Thursday, May 14th, 2009
 

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