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”

Whitewine Stewed Ribs

Quite a traditional Spanish dish. You would do a stew like this in winter with the remainers of ribs and other bones you would find around in the fridge (modern times) or had salted previously (traditional times). But anyways easy and delicious What you need (serves 2) 4 pieces of ribs (aprox 400g) 4 potatoesContinue reading “Whitewine Stewed Ribs”

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”

Taberna Pedraza, Madrid (Spain)

Are you in Madrid looking for a very stylish Tapas restaurant with that retro-flair? No typical ‘tourist-trap’ and with authentic Spanish food and dishes. Well then don’t look further. Taberna Pedraza is a new and amazing place to have tapas. It is located very central and close to the Retiro park. (BTW: if you likeContinue reading “Taberna Pedraza, Madrid (Spain)”

Double Malt Pot Roast

Yeah the autmn/fall season is finally here. The temperatures are going down and that means finally we can enjoy more savoury dishes. The first recipe for this autmn season is the Voll Damm Double Malt Pot Roast.   What you need: 350g Iberian lean pork or veal (sliced) ½ onion 3 cloves garlic 1 carrotContinue reading “Double Malt Pot Roast”

Gazpacho

The heat persists. And there are some regions around the northern hemisphere that have breached already the 40ºC (104ºF) mark. Like every summer we just need a way to refresh ourselves with some recipes. Aeons ago the Andalusians developed the Gazpacho as one of the main recipes to fight off the heat. Just to letContinue reading “Gazpacho”

Spanish Seafood Rice

Before you even ask. No, this is not a paella dish. It goes into the same family of dishes but if I am strict the ingredients do not adhere to the traditional ones as they are featured in the Valencian paella. (Just for you to know I did not use rabbit nor saffron –two ofContinue reading “Spanish Seafood Rice”