Category Archives: Recipes & Tips

  • El Gaucho’s Wicked Shrimp Recipe

    Wicked Shrimp is one of our most popular menu items, and now you can make it at home! El Gaucho Portland’s Executive Chef Steve Cainshows you how in this video. Ingredients: 4 EA 16/20 Prawns 1/4 lb. Butter 1  tsp. garlic, minced 1  tsp. L&P Sauce 1/4 cup shrimp stock 1/4 cup beer 1/4 cup white […]

  • An El Gaucho Classic: Medallions Oscar Recipe

    It’s not often our chefs share their recipes, especially for one of our classics, like El Gaucho Medallions Oscar: a wonderful combination of surf and turf with a beautiful béarnaise sauce. However, we’re in a celebratory mood because our own El Gaucho Seasoning and Wicked Spice are now available on Amazon! Now you’re just a […]

  • A Steakhouse that’s Vegetarian and Vegan Friendly

    We realize that, if you are a vegetarian or vegan, an old-school, classic steakhouse is probably not going to be your first choice as a place to dine. A steakhouse is a place you go when there’s the obligatory business, family, or social engagement, where you “make the sacrifice” to go, but come away hungry, […]

  • Three Tips for Cooking a Great Steak

    It’s Grilling Season! It looks like summer is officially here in the Pacific Northwest, and that means it’s time to fire up the grill! Before you light the coals, read some tips from our chefs on how they prepare a great steak in our restaurants. Selecting the Cut: It all begins with choosing the perfect […]

  • El Gaucho’s Peppercorn Sauce with Chad Mackay

    El Gaucho’s President and COO Chad Mackay shows you how to make an easy Peppercorn Sauce at home in this video. The more “complex” version is served in our restaurants: AQUA by El Gaucho, El Gaucho Seattle, El Gaucho Bellevue, El Gaucho Tacoma, and El Gaucho Portland. Ingredients: 1 – 3.5 oz. jar Green Peppercorns, […]

  • Tableside Caesar Salad

    Ingredients: Two heads of romaine hearts (6 0z) 1.5” cut 1 oz. Grated Parmesan Reggiano Cheese 3/4 oz. Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese 1/2 oz. Croutons 2 Lemon Halves, coted 1 tsp. Minced Garlic 1 1/2 oz. Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/2 oz. Anchovies, diced 1/8 oz. Worcestershire (Lee & Perrins) 1/4 Tbsp. Cracked Black Pepper […]

  • Chateaubriand Cliff Sauce Recipe

    It’s January – ahh, a new year, and a time for us to turn a new leaf, plan those goals, and stick with them. Lose weight? Check! Exercise more? Check! Eat healthier? Check! Not spend so much? Check! It’s also a time when we crave warm comfort foods to take the chill off the cold, […]

  • Thankful for Pumpkin Crème Brûlée

    With Thanksgiving around the corner our mouths are watering (even more than usual). Like many of you, we have some rituals that involve tasty treats and spirited decorations. Whether you are the chef in the family or prefer a relaxing meal out, we have you covered on November 24. At El Gaucho Tacoma you will […]