Cazuela de Marisco

Being at the Spanish Atlantic coast just screams for making a delicious dish with seafood. So here we went for a traditional spanish casserole. What you need 2 cloves garlic – chopped 1/2 red bell pepper – chopped 2 bay leaves 5 spoon olive oil 1 teaspoon spicy chili 2 cooked legs octopus – slicedContinue reading “Cazuela de Marisco”

Cheeky Cheeks in Red Wine

And we stay with the traditonal Spanish Dishes. To make cheeks usually used to be for the lower classes and was not well considered. Nowadays this traditional dish has come up again and is served in the most luxurious restaurants all over the country. Or you can make it at home. What you need (servesContinue reading “Cheeky Cheeks in Red Wine”

Cocido Madrileño

It is so frosty outside. Anything that helps to warm up during these days is more than welcome. Although you might think that Spain is a sunny summer paradise, most regions in the counrty can easily drop below 0° C in winter. Well the cititzens from the capital city Madrid have their perfect recipe toContinue reading “Cocido Madrileño”

Peach Lemonade

Hot temperatures not ceasing? And you desperately need something to refresh yourself. Well here in Spain it is peach season so why not go for a juicy and refreshing peach lemonade? What you need (serves 1 litre) 2 peaches 1 lemon 1 spoon panella fresh filtered water How you do it Peel, remove seed, andContinue reading “Peach Lemonade”

St. George’s Roses

Happy St. George’s Day! A big day in Eastern Spain and especially in Barcelona. During this day lovers will give each other red roses and books to show their love for each other. According to the legend when St George slayed the dragon to rescue the princess, from the blood of the dragon red rosesContinue reading “St. George’s Roses”

Boquerones – Spanish Anchovies

Who says that only the Japanese (Sushi) or Peruvians (Ceviche) eat raw fish? Well we Spaniards also have a long lasting recipe for preparing raw fish and it has been around for centuries and it one of Spain’s favourite tapa especially during holidays. What you need 150g fresh anchovies 200 ml white wine vinegar 2Continue reading “Boquerones – Spanish Anchovies”

Gambas al Xerez

Gambas al what??? Traditional garlic shrimps are usually made with white wine. Here we added a little twist by using another traditional Spanish beverage coming from the southern Spanish region of Jerez in Cadiz. What you need (serves 2) 300g shrimps 2 dents garlic 30 ml Xerez 4 spoon olive oil salt 1/2 teaspoon chiliContinue reading “Gambas al Xerez”

Tuna Olive Empanadas

A traditional Spanish dish for easter or ar an all-year dish from Argentina. You can choose either right. This dish was inspired by a close friend from Argentina, who shared his culture with me all along. Thanks Ariel! What you need (for 4 empanadas) 4 small sized empanada doughs (make them yourself or buy itContinue reading “Tuna Olive Empanadas”

Escalivada

One of Catalonia’s top entreés is the escalivada or in English grilled and seasoned veggies. It is quite easy to make and as it is served cold it is perfect for the summer. The grilled vegetables can be served ‘plain’ as an appetizer or are perfectly served on traditional Spanish farmer’s bread. Sandwiches will alsoContinue reading “Escalivada”

Serrano Ham Croquettes

One of Spain’s most favourite dishes that turns your leftovers into a delicacy: Croquettes. It is very traditional way to convert meat, fish or veggies that remained from a meal into a crunchy soft-melting delicacy. The most traditional are made from cod, mushrooms, blood pudding, stew meat and also Serrano ham. This ones features theContinue reading “Serrano Ham Croquettes”