Made my first matambre today following recipe in HTG. Made the recommended Chimichunga sauce which made for a nice spicy compliment. Prep and cooking were uneventful. Smelled great cooking. Cooked for 2 hours and let it sit for 10 minutes before cutting. When I started cutting, it started to fall apart. I was able to reassemble it into pieces that looked like they were supposed to and served it to people using a spatula. It sure ate great, I plan to make it again. See links below.
Before I make it again I'd like to see if we can figure out why they are falling apart. I read Grillslinger's recent post and those of several others where they said it fell apart. I'd love to hear from anyone who's had luck keeping the matambre in one piece. I followed the HTG recipe to the letter. Those who had it stay intact-how did you pull that off?
Also I can't seem to get the links to work for Thumbnails. I can get the full sized picture to show up here, but I wanted to be dial up user friendly. When I try to post either of the two codes for thumbnails here, I just get the 2 IMG codes showing up. I've also tried using the Image Shack furnished url's without the IMG codes. No glory. I'm using the code for the direct links below since I can't make the others work. Is there something else I must do? I hit the IMG button, then paste the hotlink for forums url and then hit them IMG button again. Also could someone let me know if the direct links worked ok for them.
Thanks in advance.
Here's all the Goes-intas- in place and ready to wrap:
Here's the finished product:
Sliced and reassembled: