On this asado BBQ course, asador David Deadman takes students on an Argentinian grilling odyssey. Lighting fires and grilling meat is a way of life in Argentina from the Glaciers of Tierra del Fuego to the northern peaks of the Andes. The antithesis of North Amercian BBQ, asado is all about letting the flavour of the meat speak for itself. No spices, rubs or marinades are added before the meat is touched by the heat of the fire. Very slow cooking over hardwood embers creates the most smokey, succulent and flavoursome meat you will ever taste.

Unique equipment is used, the same as you would see on the Pampas used by the Gauchos after a long day herding cattle, Parrilla (wood grill), Horno de Barro (wood oven), Asador Criollo (adjustable spit) to the most primal method Asador de la Cruz in which a whole beast is butterflied, fastened to an iron cross and cooked over an open fire. Students will also learn the correct principles of fire building, management, temperature control and charcoal making.

The day is all about fire and meat and the hunger that inspires us to improvise and innovate.  If there is wood to burn and local ingredients at hand, then we can find a way to make something delicious!

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Duration: 10:00am – 16:30pm – If you are able to make it, you are invited to arrive at 09:00am to help prepare the lamb (Asador de la Cruz method) for hanging over the fire pit for cooking. If you are not able to arrive at 09:00am, this process will be explained again during the day, and you are more than welcome to arrive at the scheduled time of 10:00am

Tutors: Asador David Deadman and Rupert Cooper – Head Tutor

Max student to tutor ratio: 14/1

Welcome: Meet your tutor and see for yourself the Philleigh Way farmhouse cookery school and garden. Enjoy a morning tea or coffee.

The Day: It’s an action packed day with a mixture of demonstrations and practical sessions. All equipment is provided for you along with tea and coffee throughout the day, a good glass of red wine with your lunch and a local Cornish beer to help with the cooking!.

Close: Have a chat with fellow course attendees and members of the Philleigh Way team. This is a guide to the days activities and may vary depending on the season as well as the group’s interest.

Suitable for all levels from absolute beginners to well seasoned grillers.

Sample Dishes/Meats

Slow cooked half lamb

Spatchcocked chicken

Grilled chorizo and morcilla

Grilled flank steaks

Slow cooked short rib of beef



Salasa criolla

Fig and mozzarella salad

Courgettes and chilli salad

Root vegetables cooked in hot embers

Crushed whole potatoes with paprika

Pan fried kidneys


Charcoal making

Spatchcocking whole chicken

Butchery and carving

Pastry work

Fire lighting and temperature control

Grilling, griddling, roasting and baking

Cooking with embers

Age suitability: 16+ or 13+ if accompanied by a paying adult.

Asado Course – £160

Asado Course – £160



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27 July 2019