Category Archives: Recipes

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

Posted in Drink, Food, Meat, Recipes, Spanish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Drink, Food, Meat, Recipes, Spanish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Barcelona, Drink, Food, Meat, Recipes, Spanish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Drink, Food, Meat, Recipes, Spanish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

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

Posted in Drink, Food, Meat, Recipes, Spanish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Devilled Kidneys

Devilled meats became very popular in Victorian England – possibly to disguise poor quality food. The process involves marinating the meat with hot spices before cooking and typically includes cayenne pepper, English mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Devilled kidneys were a … Continue reading

Posted in Drink, Fish, Food, Meat, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Caldo Gallego

Caldo Gallego (Galician soup) comes from Galicia, in the north of Spain and on the Atlantic coast. Galicia has a  strong Celtic history and it’s own language – Galician, which is closely related to Portuguese. The traditional economy of the … Continue reading

Posted in Drink, Food, Meat, Recipes, Spanish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Calderillo Bejarano

I set out to make a typical veal/beef stew from Béjar in Salamanca, but the butcher didn’t have any chuck (the specific type of cut required), however, he did have diced pork belly, so I thought I’d make lemonade with … Continue reading

Posted in Drink, Fish, Food, Meat, Recipes, Spanish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Midi Pheasant

I found a recipe for Midi Pheasant, by Julia Drisdell (courtesy of Clarissa Dickson Wright) several years ago. Midi Pheasant is somewhat like a pheasant pot roasted with ratatouille vegetables, which sounded most appealing to me. I tried the recipe … Continue reading

Posted in Drink, Fish, Food, Game, Meat, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Solomillo Adobado

Solomillo Adobado (marinated tenderloin) is a classic Spanish pork dish. In Spain you will find pork and ham in almost everything – this dates back to the Inquisition, where eating the meat of a pig proved that you were a … Continue reading

Posted in Drink, Food, Meat, Recipes, Spanish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments