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Merluza a la Gallega

Merluza a la Gallega is a typical hake dish from Galicia. Merluza a la Gallega is a fairly simple dish of potatoes, onion and hake made special with a garlic and pimentón Ajada sauce. Galicia is a large autonomous region … Continue reading

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Arròs Brut

Arròs Brut (dirty rice) is a soupy rice dish which comes from Mallorca. It gets it’s name by nature of the dirty looking broth, made dark by mixing in a small amount of ground up liver. This is fairly common … Continue reading

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Faves a la Catalana

Faves a la Catalana (habas a la catalana – Spanish – Catalan Broad Beans) is a classic dish from Catalunya, “One of the gastronomic pillars of the nation. The hegemony of this supreme triad is indisputable” – Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, … Continue reading

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Gurullos con Jibia

I was in a supermarket and noticed packets of Gurullos next to the pasta – they looked like little grains of rice. Having never had Gurullos before, I bought some. On arriving home, I discovered that Gurullos are typically used … Continue reading

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Albóndigas en Salsa

I had a craving for Albóndigas en Salsa (meatballs in sauce) which can only be fixed if one can find them on a Menú del Día – I wanted albóndigas de la abuela hoy (grandma’s meatballs today), so I needed … Continue reading

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Judías con Cabrito

Quite literally, Judías con Cabrito means Jews with kid goat! The word for Jews (Judías) in Spanish has long been associated with beans – this is not a pejorative term, it’s actually down to the fact that the Jews cultivated … Continue reading

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Patatas a la Riojana

Patatas a la Riojana is a simple yet incredibly delicious dish from La Rioja and Álava in Spain. Álava (part of Pais Vasco) and La Rioja are neighbours and at one time both were inhabited by a pre Roman tribe … Continue reading

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Guisantes Salteados con Beicon

Peas, sautéed with bacon (sometimes jamón) is a very popular starter on a Menú del Día in Barcelona. The bacon can be swapped for small prawns (see here) and I’ve even seen it as a main course with an egg … Continue reading

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Cazuela de Garbanzos con Chorizo y Panceta

Cazuela de Garbanzos con Chorizo y Panceta is a typical and delicious Spanish stew, using fairly basic ingredients. The recipe may vary from town to town and when times were hard, one solo chorizo (no panceta or stock) would suffice … Continue reading

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Caldereta de Cabrito extremeña

Caldereta is a typical goat or lamb stew from Extremadura, a large landlocked region in the South West of Spain which borders Portugal. Extremadura is famous for it’s Pimentón de la Vera (smoked paprika) and Jamón ibérico. The region contains … Continue reading

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