Category Archives: Drink

Venison and Kidney Pudding

I bought some venison at the farmer’s market on Sunday and mentioned to the game man, that I was thinking of making a venison and kidney pudding. Quick as a flash, he handed me a pair of venison kidneys and … Continue reading

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Corazones de Pollo

I bought a kilo of chicken hearts this week for a silly price. Half the hearts were marinated and scorched on the grill, while the other half became a delicious Spanish stew. I appreciate that many people are turned off … Continue reading

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Judías Pintas con Cordero

While searching for a new Spanish recipe with white beans and leftover lamb, I came across recetas tradicionales using pinto beans instead.  I’m inclined to think that these are variations on an old recipe, dating back to before la Reconquista … Continue reading

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Beef Stew and Suet Dumplings

Most cultures that raise cattle for meat and dairy eat some kind of beef stew, however suet dumplings (and puddings) are particularly British. Suet is a protective hard fat that forms around the kidneys of most large animals. When rendered … Continue reading

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Potaje de Vigilia

Potaje de Vigilia is a very popular Spanish dish, containing chickpeas and bacalao (salt cod), served on the Fridays during Lent. The word potaje translates directly from the old French pottage, meaning cooked in a pot – the English translation … Continue reading

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Prawn Étouffée

Étouffée made with crawfish or shrimp (prawns are the closest thing in the UK) is a very popular dish from Louisiana. The word étouffée comes from the French étouffer, which means to smother or suffocate – the crawfish (or prawns … Continue reading

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Tortilla de Riñones

The Spanish Tortilla is typically a fat, cake like, omelette containing potatoes and sometimes onions. However, a tortilla can contain all sorts of ingredients, such as mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes and even bacalao (salt cod). I’ve enjoyed Tortilla de Riñones in … Continue reading

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Riñones al Jerez

I bought some lamb’s kidneys this week for a different dish, but they were so cheap that I bought extra to make Riñones al Jerez – kidneys with sherry. Kidneys are nowhere near as popular in the UK as they … Continue reading

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Moorish Chicken Soup

I was vaccinated earlier his week and a couple of friends warned me that I might have flu like symptoms, so being prepared, I bought a chicken to make chicken soup. I didn’t expected to blog anything, particularly since I’ve … Continue reading

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Conejo en Salmorejo

Conejo en Salmorejo is a rabbit dish that comes from las Islas Canarias (the Canary Islands), a Spanish archipelago, about 62 miles off the coast of Morocco, in the Atlantic Ocean. Norman explorers began the Castilian conquest of the Canaries … Continue reading

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