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Suquet de Peix

Suquet de Peix is a Catalan fish soup or stew, popular in Valencia and the Balearic Islands, as well as Cataluña. The word suquet comes from the verb suquejar to release or secrete juices and peix is Catalan for fish … Continue reading

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Merluza con Garbanzos y Chorizo

Hake with Chickpeas and Chorizo I really enjoyed a bacalao with chickpeas and chorizo dish recently in Barcelona and thought I’d cook something similar at home. Hake is quite a good substitute for bacalao, since it’s from the same fish … Continue reading

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Romesco

October 13th, 2011 Susan Ferguson took me to Romesco, the day after I arrived in Barcelona, June 1991. It’s an economical restaurant with lots of character and I’m delighted that the entire staff seem to be exactly the same as … Continue reading

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Hake and Tomatoes

July 15th 2011 Hake cooked with tomatoes and olives is a typical Spanish dish. Hake is a very popular fish in Spain and as I’ve said before, a lot of it’s caught in British waters and exported – we don’t … Continue reading

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Top Rump Barbecue

June 11th, 2011 I went to Amaia’s yesterday for a barbecue. She has a little private street of workshops at the back of her house and it’s ideal for a barbecue with a large wooden picnic table conveniently situated by … Continue reading

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Hake with Beans and Chorizo

February 1st, 2011 Hake is a deep sea member of the cod family. The flesh is firmer than cod and to my mind it’s tastier too. Oddly they are not very popular in Britain – perhaps it’s the eel like … Continue reading

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Merluza al Horno con Patatas

January 26th, 2010 I visited the fishmonger at Angel Fisheries today and once again he sold me a large hake for £5. I didn’t weigh it, but the fish is easily 4 – 5 lb in weight – you’d pay … Continue reading

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Hake

August 25th, 2010 I hadn’t intended to have hake for dinner, but as I walked through Chapel Market this afternoon, the Fish Man saw me and offered me a large hake, half price – it’s a bit hard to refuse … Continue reading

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Naughty Bad Fish

August 10th, 2010. Hake seems to be an underrated fish in England, I discovered it properly in Barcelona, where it’s called merluza and is one of the most popular fish to eat. Hake has firm flesh and a strong spine, … Continue reading

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