This month's Kitchen Trotter box has just arrived and we're back in South America, this time discovering the cuisine of Argentina. I loved the Peruvian and Colombian boxes, so I'm hoping Argentina will be just as tasty.
My little extra for being an ambassador got us off to a great start - a Mango Mojito mix. That sounds just what I'll need after next week's three day school trip to London !
The big bag of herba maté looks intriguing - maté is a common drink in Argentina for all ages.
Two jars with very different contents - chimichurri sauce, to give a spicy kick to meat, and dulce de leche, which is an iconic Argentinian product apparently.
As well as the jar of dulce de leche, there is also a pack of alfajores stuffed with dulce de leche which sounds like the Argentinian version of Wagon Wheels, that I haven't eaten since I was a kid !
Dulce de Batata is a sort of sweet potato jam or jelly, traditionally eaten with cheese or in a tart.
Ground chilli is the most commonly used spice in Argentina apparently and this month's gadget is a metal straw, traditionally used in Argentina for drinking maté.
So on to the recipes.
The starter is Locro, a potato, meat and vegetable stew (which sounds more like a main course to me).
Humitas with a twist - a creamy , cheesy corn and butternut squash dish.
Dulce de leche for dessert sounds rather tempting but also a bit daunting because I've seen many a fondant fail on Masterchef !
As a second dessert, there is a Dulce de Batata tart called Pasta Frola, to be served with a glass of maté.
It all sounds rather delicious but it will have to wait util I'm back from my London school trip.