Join twowildtides on the country challenge. Each week, we’re going to be heading to a new country (in spirit). Primarily, we’ll be cooking a meal from each country; but we’ll also be watching travel documentaries, reading travel blogs, and listening to music. During the global pandemic, travel is largely inaccessible. We want to reignite our wanderlust, satisfy our travel bug as much as we can, and learn some new things along the way. I have a feeling our bucket list will have a number of items added to it through this experience as well. We created a simple alphabetical spreadsheet with all the countries of the world, and each week we will draw a random number that corresponds with a country on the spreadsheet.
This week, we found ourselves on the West Coast of South America, in Chile. I have a few friends from Chile and have learned lots from them about the landscape and culture of their vibrant country. My understanding of Chile is that there is something for everyone: mountains, deserts, sea, and sky. I’d also argue that it is the country with the coolest shape. Check it out on the map below if you’re unfamiliar.
Instead of researching a national/popular dish for Chile, I decided to ask one of my friends from there. They suggested ‘Completo Italiano’, which I also spotted on some of the ‘top foods’ articles I came across on Google:
But, this is the recipe we chose to follow:
We used regular hotdog buns but more ‘gourmet’ sausages, instead of plain old wieners 🙂
This meal was far more refreshing than your classic hotdog. The avocado and tomato added a fresh, bright flavour while the mayo maintained its comfort food status. Completo Italiano really hit the spot.
On the other hand, I learned that I am not a fan of sauerkraut. Not. One. Bit.
Although we don’t often hotdogs, from now on I’ll always be dressing mine with tomato and avocado. I think pickles/relish would be the ultimate addition to this dish too.
While we ate, we watched this fun travel vlog:
Have you been to Chile? Have you tried Completo Italiano? Stay tuned for our next country!