Tag Archives: Pimentón de la Vera

Cazuela de Pollo y Chorizo

I had some leftover roast chicken and combined it with other ingredients languishing in the fridge to produce a warming chicken and chorizo casserole – something to ward off the autumn cold. I cooked this in a Spanish terracotta cazuela … Continue reading

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Spatchcock Partridge

It’s game season once more – last Sunday I bought a brace of brace of partridge, from the Pheasant Girl on the Layer Marney Lamb stall at the Farmers’ Market. The Red-legged Partridge is a small game bird introduced to Britain … Continue reading

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Barbecue Pork Knuckle

I came across cheap pork knuckles in the butchers this week. These are the lower part of a pig’s leg joint and can be quite meaty, becoming beautifully tender after a long slow cook. Note here that this is uncured … Continue reading

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Lentejas con Chorizo

Lentils with chorizo could be Spain’s national dish – often found cooked at home, on the menú del día in restaurants and out in the fields with farm workers and drovers. It’s thought the dish originated in the province of … Continue reading

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Pheasant with Gammon

Last week, as you recall, I cooked a Basque dish called Alubias de Tolosa con Sacramentos – when I’d eaten the beans (alubias) I was left with about 1 1/2 pints stock and most of the meat from a gammon … Continue reading

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Pheasant with Navy Beans

Pheasant were probably introduced to Britain by the Romans and were definitely well established by the time of the Normans. It should be relatively easy to buy pheasant from a decent butcher during the shooting season, October 1st to February 1st and … Continue reading

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Sopa Seca (Dry Soup)

This is a Portuguese bread and garlic soup, Sopa Seca de Alho, which reminds me somewhat of the Spanish Sopa de Ajo (while being quite different at the same time). Bread soups were, apparently, brought to Iberia by the Moors … Continue reading

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