Don Gaucho

Author: Juan Grosso

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New Recipe – Huevos Gauchos (Gaucho Eggs)

If you thought our Chimichurri’s only came out to play for the grill or BBQ, think again! Our products are so versatile you can use them as a marinade, condiment, dipping sauce, or a base for pretty much any type of recipe you like. In this series of recipes I will show you many different ways to enjoy your Don Gaucho products.

In this recipe I used our Spicy Chimichurri to ramp up the flavour in a hot hangover cure breakfast. This is how we started our Sunday this week…a breakfast of champions and really healthy too. Check out how we made it: (serves two people)

INGREDIENTS

Don Gaucho Spicy Chimichurri
Half a red bell pepper
Half a yellow bell pepper
Half a green bell pepper
Half a white onion
6 button mushrooms
6 cherry tomatoes
4 eggs
Olive oil
Corriander
1 Avocado
Sliced wholemeal bread or flour tortillas
(Cup of tea optional!)

Don Gaucho Huevos Gauchos Recipe 1

HOW I MADE IT

Chop the onion, peppers and mushrooms into small pieces and fry for 5 mins on high heat in a generous glug of olive oil until softened and well combined. Chop the cherry tomatoes into quarters and add to the mix and fry for a further 3 to 4 mins until the mixture is equally softened and starting to look like more like a sauce…like the photo below. At this point, add two dessert spoons of Spicy Don Gaucho Chimichurri and stir well.

Don Gaucho Huevos Gauchos Recipe 2

Turn off the heat and fry 4 eggs in a (separate) warm pan in a glug of olive oil, the lower the heat the better, take your time so the eggs dont get too crispy underneath and wobbly ontop. In the meantime, roughly chop the avocado and toast the bread (or toast the tortillas in a clean dry frying pan), spread the avocado on the toast and top with your warm pepper mixture. When your eggs are ready, place them ontop of the pepper mixture and sprinkle chopped corriander ontop.

DEEEEELISSSSSH…Huevos Gauchos!! (Inspired by Huevos Rancheros from Mexico).

I fried my eggs too fast, so they could be prettier – BUT still tasted amazing!

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Who is Don Gaucho? An interview with Juan Grosso

As part of the promotion of the Feria Internacional de los Pueblos that Don Gaucho took part in over May-Day bank holiday weekend, Juan (Don Gaucho Parner & Commercial Director) was interviewed by our friends at the Argentinian caseta, and published the interview in their magazine.

As many of you will probably be unaware of our story, we thought we’d share that interview with you on our blog! Here goes…


We expect many of you reading this will have enjoyed the amazing Chimichurri sauce being served at the Argentinian caseta this year, we were intrigued to learn that this product is actually made right here in Málaga. To find out more, we caught up with Gaucho’s owner Juan Grosso originally from Mercedes, Argentina.

How did you end up in Malaga?

Like many Argentinian teenage lads, i was convinced i was going to be a professional football player, and I almost made it. When I was 18 I went for a trial with a team called Alianza Atletico in Sullana Peru, on the edge of the amazon rainforest however just before the trial started I contracted malaria from a mosquito and was bed bound for 3 weeks, so I missed my chance. So I decided to pack a backpack and head off to Spain with 3 of my best mates. I’m not quite sure how we ended up here, but I am glad we did. There are many opportunities here for people who are willing to work hard and have the courage to follow their ambitions.

Who or What is Don Gaucho?

Don Gaucho is a food production company that specialises in creation of Argentinian food products based on authentic Argentinian recipes, but then are developed to ensure the best flavor and most versatility. We want to hand make products that are not only delicious but also that stand out from the crowd. We also import wine directly from Bodegas in Argentina.

How did Don Gaucho start?

One of my English friends came to an Asado we were having and was blown away by this strange looking Chimichurri I had made, he said it tasted far better than he had ever tasted and that there was definitely a market for it. Fast forward several years and here we are. My friends think it’s strange that at English man was pivotal in the creation of an Argentinian food company.

Where did the recipe come from?

There are thousands of variations of Chimichurri containing many different ingredients, but our recipe has been passed to me by my brother and it has been in the family for years. We tweaked the recipe slightly and now my brother is asking for the new improved recipe but of course that’s now a strictly guarded secret!

Where did the name come from?

From the outset I knew that the name should make a reference to the old Gauchos of Argentina, so we spent weeks and weeks going round in circles. Shortly after that I was watching the Godfather movie, and thought this product needs to be a Don. So there you have it, Don Gaucho.

What is your ambition for Don Gaucho?

Our goal is to become the go-to condiment when BBQing worldwide. Everybody knows that Argentinians make the world’s best BBQ’s so it stands to reason that the best condiment for grilled meat should be Argentinian!

Any tips about Don Gaucho Products?

Don’t limit your use of our Chimichurri to only meat; we use it on everything! Eggs, pizzas, potatoes, fish, even salads.

Find us on Facebook, connect with me on LinkedIn, reach me by email or call 951 198 032.

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Don Gaucho @ Feria Internacional de los Pueblos, Fuengirola

This year Don Gaucho is taking part in the Feria Internacional de los Pueblos!!

This annual event is a famous one on the southern coast of Spain, whereby representatives from countries all around the world gather to showcase their food, drink, music and culture. Held in the feria ground in Fuengirola, Malaga, it takes place over the course of 5 days, this year Wednesday 29th April – Sunday 3rd May , starting at midday and ending at around 4am. As well as the cultural celebrations there’s also a large fun fair and parade on the Saturday.

Its an absolute haven for foodies and if there’s one thing you’ll remember about the event if you’ve been before is the massive Argentinian BBQ – the highlight of the event so were ecstatic to be supporting the grill crew this year with our awesome Chimichurri sauces being served with all their grilled meats!

For those of you planning on heading down to check out the event come and find us at the Argentinian caseta, where we’ll be presenting our range of products to you all in person.

To celebrate being at the event and the launch of our new online shop, we’re also giving away a hamper of a selection of Don Gaucho products worth 100€ to a lucky competition winner! All you have to do is “Like” our Don Gaucho page on Facebook to be in with a chance of winning…

Come and say hello!

We’ll have freebies, tasters, competitions, discounts and more! So make sure you come and say hello and take a selfie with the Don Gaucho crew and join in on the fun over the weekend!

Check out the event page on Facebook.

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New Don Gaucho Photo Gallery

We recently enjoyed a photo shoot with a very talented photographer and friend Mimi Van Praagh, we LOVE how the photos came out – so we thought we’d share some of our favourite shots with you!

Take a look: