Meatballs are a typical Chilean dish, usually served with rice, potatoes or salad, but in the farmhouses of Aysén they are more than just tradition, they are one of the staples, served at least once or twice a month, whenever there is fresh beef available. The Patagonian touch? Without a doubt, it has to be the flavor, thanks to the farm-raised animals that graze on some of the freshest grasses and most pristine waters in the world.
Bahía Murta is an excellent spot to try this recipe!
Known throughout the region as one of the best places to find fresh beef, Murta also is home for an expert in the preparation of Patagonian meatballs, Señora Clotilde Yáñez. You’ll find her in the Residencial Patagonia, at the junction of the Carretera Austral and Route X-731, the route to Bahía Murta – a peaceful village along the shores of General Carrera Lake. Señora Clotilde can tell you first-hand about this town and its historic struggles with Patagonia’s climate and rivers. There’s a happy ending and knowing the details makes it all the more fun to visit Bahía Murta, explore it’s beauty and nature, and treat yourself to some of the region’s most delicious,
Señora Clotilde is legendary for her excellent homemade recipes, and one of her most anticipated plates features her Patagonian meatballs. Her recipe has been handed down through her family, and she is graciously sharing it with you.