Chivito is the grilled meat of a young goat eaten in Argentina, sometimes as part of an asado. "Chivito" differs from "cabrito" in that chivito is a slightly older animal with less tender meat. The chivito has already begun to eat solid foods, whereas the cabrito is still a suckling.
The chivito, less gamey and with a more delicate flavour than the adult goat, can be cooked a la parrilla (grill) or a la cruz. In the chivito a la cruz, the chivito is set vertically on a cross which is nailed to the ground near the fire, giving it a special flavour.
Every summer, a Chivito Festival is held in the town of Malargue in the province of Mendoza, Argentina.
Chivito is also the name of the Uruguayan sandwich made with beef, not goat. This sandwich comes in many varieties and is very popular in Uruguay. It can be served with egg, bacon, ham, lettuce, tomato, onions, mayonnaise and many other choices.
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