Discover new flavors and learn the secrets of the best dishes of Spanish gastronomy.
The 12 best Spanish Sparkling Wines to try in 2021
This week, we discuss Wines, specifically Spanish Sparkling Wines and the new proposal for 2021. And for that, I have called one of the most knowledgeable person I know in this field, my Friend and Sommelier Don Iñaki Busto Ampudia.
FENNEL, a traditional way to use this Veggie full of Qualities
Do you remember the fennel that my friend Castro gave me in my visit to the organic garden last week?
Well, in the end, as I told you, I have prepared a recipe with it to share with you. And I have also decided to tell you a little more about the properties and history of this magical ingredient.
This week I have travelled to Estepona (Malaga), to visit the Organic Garden of my friends and colleagues. I wanted to know how they are doing and learn about the benefits of having an Organic Garden through their experience.
Clams and Beans stew Recipe: A Hearty and Delicious Seafood Dish
Today I want to share with you one of my favourite Spanish gastronomy dishes. With two main ingredients, Clams and White Beans, this Seafood Stew of Asturian origin is one of the most representative dishes of this beautiful coastal region of the north of Spain.
10 Ideas for cooking this Christmas, with Spanish taste. Part 2.
Both on Instagram and Facebook every week, I post photos of new recipes, trips and some of the most surprising Spanish products. Chanterelles soup, Mushrooms croquette and crispy Sweet Potato was the most liked photo this year. So I decided to start this second part with this delicious soup.
Well, this our last idea. Churros with chocolate sauce. This simple and delicious treat is a very typical thing in Spain throughout the year, but for many Spaniards, this also has a great Christmas connotation.
I made this tartare at the end of the summer with a piece of tuna that my friend Eugenio gave me. The idea of the dish was to respect the tuna as much as possible, so I decided to put a mild dressing and thus enjoy the unique flavor of tuna. I have thought that this delicacy of the sea would be a perfect way to start any meal. And therefore it is the first idea to cook this Christmas.
Every year when Christmas arrives, on Spanish television, they always advertise the same brands. Some of those brands are so representatives of Christmas. Well, one of the typical tv Christmas spots, the host received the guests with a famous brand of chocolates. Well, I made my own version of this chocolates, but this time is salty. I like to call them "Raffoiellos".
Salmon is a Must at Christmas on your table. This fish is very popular around the world and very easy to find in different formats. Today I bought a loin of smoked salmon, to be able to cut it the way I want. The smoky flavor of this fish and the contrast with the garnish I put make this starter so delicious. It brings up a lot of memories of Christmas.
Autumn says goodbye, giving way to wintery food. Spoon dishes, stews and potages, take centre stage at our table. Citrus is at its best, being the tastiest and sweetest ever. And our garden turns green thanks to our leaves vegetables as cabbages or broccoli.
Colorful wintery salad ideal if you have any vegetarian or vegan at your table. You can use it as a side for your main course, or add some cheese ( goats cheese will be a perfect match) to the salad and you will have a lovely starter.
Cured Meat, (Cecina) with Manchego Cheese and Olive Oil.
Perhaps the most challenging part of this recipe will be finding the Beef jerky or Dried Cured Meat. I have bought it in slices, perfect for this recipe. You can also use other meats or charcuterie, but the smoked touch, the salted point and the curing of this product are unbeatable.
Chanterelles soup, Mushrooms croquette and crispy Sweet Potato
Do you remember the Mushrooms Croquette from last week? They were super creamy. Well, apart from being a very rich Tapa, it is also an element of this week's new recipe. With the leftover mushrooms, and with an ingredient as seasonal as sweet potato, I have prepared a humble dish ideal for this winter, with very autumnal ingredients.
Four Spanish Pork products that perhaps you have never eaten
This week, I want to show you about some of the typical Spanish pork products that perhaps you have never eaten. And of course introduce you to a couple of very typical dishes of the day of "La Matanza", the sacrifice day of the pig, in which the grandmothers were in charge of cooking for the entire entourage, family and friends who helped in these busy days.
Today I have prepared a vibrant soup with these two ingredients so typical of autumn, especially in Halloween. This dish is Vegetarian, healthy and very easy to make. But before starting to cook, I would like to tell you two little histories about these beautiful products.
Tuna in olive oil. A traditional method of preservation.
Little by little winter is coming, and traditionally the houses began to prepare their pantry to face the winter. The products and preservation methods brought to the peninsula by other villages, such as the Romans with Salting and olive oil, or the Arabs with pickling or adobos.
Today I am going to tell you about my last trip, in which I had the opportunity to go to El Bierzo and visit a large part of my Family. El Bierzo is a region located in the north of Spain, next to Galicia. Its gastronomic and oenological offer is abundant and varied.
How to make very tender Spanish Meatballs, "ALBÓNDIGAS"
Learn how to make this beautiful dish with a lot of influences. In ancient Rome, meatballs have been sold in the street, which would be today street food. At that time only the wealthiest had a kitchen, so street food was prevalent in Rome. The meatballs were the perfect food to eat with your hands and fill the belly well with little money.
This week I bring you a selection of my favourite ingredients in this culinary season. It’s always a good thing to respect the temporality of the products; you will obtain the best quality and flavours of your recipes.
The end of Summer. The Grapes Harvesting, "La Vendimia".
The word Vendimia refers to the harvesting of the grapes that will later be used for the production of wine. In Spain, the harvest time varies between the months of August and October depending on the degree of maturity of the grapes.
3 Spanish delicasies from the sea, maybe you have not tried
Spain enjoys a great diversity of products coming from the sea, that are prepared and sold in different ways such as the traditional conservation techniques, the “salazón” salted, the dried or dehydrated, the smoked, pickled “escabeche”, as the most common.
Veal fillets with Blue cheese sauce, “Escalopines de Ternera al Cabrales”
This week I want to show you a recipe for blue cheese lovers. Specifically Cabrales. This cheese of three types of milk (goat, cow and sheep) is matured in the Caves of Cabrales, (Asturias Region), where the humidity and temperature conditions are optimal for its maturation.