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Garbanzos con Espinacas

Garbanzos con Espinacas (chickpeas with spinach) is a very popular Spanish tapa, thought to have originated in Andalucia, which is the home of tapas. Spinach was first cultivated in ancient Persia (Iran) and probably arrived in Spain with the Moors. … Continue reading

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Fennel Sausage with ‘Nduja

I saw a recipe for whole Italian sausages with white beans and an ‘nduja sauce recently, which inspired me to create a dish of fennel sausage meatballs with ‘nduja and tomatoes. I often have ‘nduja in the fridge and I’m … Continue reading

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Paletilla de Cabrito con Alubias Blancas

Paletilla de Cabrito con Alubias Blancas (goat shoulder with white beans) is a very common Southern European dish, interchangeable with lamb and cooked with the leg or shoulder. In France L’Agneau aux Haricots Blancs is often served for Sunday lunch … Continue reading

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Pollo Al Horno

I was looking for Spanish roast chicken recipes, when I came across a fabulous Mexican Pollo al Horno (chicken from the oven). Jauja Cocina Mexicana (Juaja the Mexican cook) grinds up a fabulous marinade and rubs it on and under … Continue reading

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Late August Barbecue

On Monday Catie invited me round to cook an end of summer barbecue and of course I said yes! First on the grill were some delicious sardines. Bridget brought them marinated in half a teaspoon of pimentón, lots of garlic, … Continue reading

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Pollo A La Jardinera

Pollo A La Jardinera (gardener’s chicken) is a popular yet simple Spanish dish. You will find similarly named dishes in France and Italy, with slight differences in ingredients, but Pollo A La Jardinera isn’t heavy on the tomatoes like a … Continue reading

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Arroz al Horno

Arroz al Horno (arròs al forn – in Valencia and Catalan) is a very simple rice dish from Valencia – there’s an annual festival for it in Xàtiva. This Baked Rice was traditionally cooked on Mondays, using the leftover broth … Continue reading

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Hígados de Pollo al Jerez

Hígados de Pollo al Jerez is a simple chicken liver dish with sherry that packs an incredible punch! This is probably my favourite chicken liver recipe, which can be served as a tapa, with triangles of fried bread, or as … Continue reading

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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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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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