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Patagonian Dinner Party Menu Complete with Wine Suggestions

Today we feature a Patagonian dinner party with matching wines. Torrontes and carmenere, two wonderful South American wines, are matched with scallop and leek empanadas and chimichurri-marinated, high temperature-roasted lamb.  We finish off with a dessert featuring the the quintessential dulce de leche. Sticking with tradition at Compass and Fork, our last food post for a country (or region in the case of Patagonia) is a dinner party. We have featured 4 recipe posts for Patagonia, a little less than … Read More

Patagonian Fish with Leek and Red Bell Pepper Sauce

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Thick white fish fillets cooked in a naturally sweet sauce of red bell peppers, tomato and leek.  Easy to prepare and quick to cook.  Today we are featuring Patagonian fish with leek and red bell pepper sauce. Traveling around the southern part of Patagonia, towns are remote, on the coast and long distances apart.  Roads are almost non-existent, meaning you undertake transport by sea or river.  Naturally, fishing is a major industry here in Patagonia (both in Chile and Argentina). … Read More

Patagonian Scallop and Leek Empanadas

These baked, Patagonian scallop and leek empanadas are filled with scallops, leek, red bell pepper, tomato and green (spring) onion.  The filling is delicately poached in white wine and herbs before being enveloped in pastry, then baked until golden. With little human development in Patagonia, the waters are free of pollution affecting other parts of the world. Seafood from the area is renowned and is naturally a popular staple for the local inhabitants as well as for the lucky tourists … Read More

Dulce de Leche Creme Caramel Dessert

If you like caramel, then you will love dulce de leche!  It’s exponentially better than caramel and you will find this sweet treat throughout Patagonia.  Our recipe for Dulce de Leche Creme Caramel Dessert puts a South American spin on the classic creme caramel dessert. After all of that magnificent hiking at Torres Del Paine, you deserve some of life’s pleasures.  Dulce de leche is a traditional Argentinian dessert enjoyed across South and Central America.  Just what you need after … Read More

Chiloe and Patagonia Roast Lamb with Chimichurri Sauce

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Colorful palifitos, pit-cooked curanto, fabulous eco-accommodation, hiking, paddling and delightful meals overlooking the sea.  Sound good?  We are in Chiloe, an island off the coast of Patagonian Chile, not too far from the town of Puerto Montt.  Join us to discover the highlights of Chiloe and Patagonia Roast Lamb with Chimichurri Sauce, an easy recipe celebrating the flavors of Patagonia. Relaxed, lovely scenery, unique, over-water houses built on stilts (palifitos) and the opportunity to try curanto a unique method of … Read More