Tag Archives: garlic

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

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

Estofado de Corzo

I bought a kilo of wild venison at the farmer’s market on Sunday, to make an Estofado de Corzo – venison stew. While researching recipes beforehand, I was delighted to discover that the indigenous deer in Spain are the same … Continue reading

Posted in Drink, Fish, Food, Game, Meat, Recipes, Spanish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Marmitako

Marmitako is a simple fishman’s stew from país Vasco (the Basque Country) which takes it’s name from the pot it’s cooked in – a marmita, coming from the French marmite (also where the English spread gets it’s name). According to … Continue reading

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

Keeper’s Pie

I came across a recipe for Keeper’s Pie recently – the pie is made with pheasant and venison, in the manner of Cottage or Shepherd’s Pie, with mashed potatoes and cheese on top – something that’s right up my street! … Continue reading

Posted in Drink, Fish, Food, Game, Meat, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Squid with ‘Nduja

I saw a Balearic recipe for Sobrasada and Cuttlefish some time ago and thought, “Ooh, that would be fantastic with ‘Nuduja!” The butcher had ‘nduja this week, he sells a whole one (about 450g) for about £7.50 – being cured … Continue reading

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

Pheasant with Sloes

Sloes are the fruit of the blackthorn bush (fairly common in northern Europe) and are little mini plums with an astringent taste. However, when used to infuse gin, the sloes impart a flavour like almonds and colour the drink ruby … Continue reading

Posted in Drink, Game, Meat, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Sopa de Cebolla

Most people associate onion soup with France, but in reality it has been around since the time of the Romans. Because of it’s cheap ingredients, onion soup has always been the food of the poor. The modern French version is … Continue reading

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

Pheasant with Cauliflower and Harissa

Pheasant is back in season and there’s much to be said for it’s flavoursome meat. These birds can take just about any type of seasoning that you’d care throw at them, without losing their own identity …and having lived outdoors, … Continue reading

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

Bull Negre

Bull Negre is a Catalan blood sausage made entirely with pork. The name may look like it’s made with male cow parts, but in Catalan bull is pronounced buwee. The sausage contains minced pork, blood and other meat, such as: … Continue reading

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

Alubias Rojas con Garbanzos y Chorizo

Red beans with chickpeas and chorizo is the kind of hearty stew that a Galician or Andalucian farmer might eat before setting out to plough a field with oxen, in a time before tractors. Being made with beans, chickpeas and … Continue reading

Posted in Drink, Fish, Food, Meat, Recipes, Spanish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments