Tag Archives: Spain

Mojama

March 11th, 2013 On the Southwest coast of Spain, tuna is cured and preserved in a similar way to making ham. Fresh tuna loins are washed then salted for for several days. Next, they are washed again before being hung … Continue reading

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Sopa de Ajo

September 22nd 2011 Spain is one of the largest garlic producing nations in the world, so it’s not surprising that the Spanish make a simple, yet hot and very tasty, garlic soup (sopa de ajo). Sopa de Ajo recipe: 1 … Continue reading

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Ajoblanco

Ajoblanco is a refreshing Spanish soup, served cold. It’s sometimes referred to as white gazpacho or sopa de ajo (not to be confused with a hot sopa de ajo) and is typical of Andalusia and Extremadura. Almáchar in Málaga even has a … Continue reading

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Gazpacho

August 11th 2011 Gazpacho is a cold, raw vegetable soup which originates from Andalusia in Spain. Because of it’s bread, oil and garlic base, there’s a certain amount of speculation on where it came from – most probably it arrived … Continue reading

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Hake Throat

July 23rd, 2011 I bought a large hake yesterday, from the fishmonger in Chapel Market. I saw hake throats being cooked in a San Sebastián food club, on Rick Stein’s Spain (BBC 2 television) two weeks ago. Having a hake with … Continue reading

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Sardinas

July 23rd, 2011 I bought sardines as an appetiser, again from Angel Fisheries. I wrote about them here, about a year ago, but they looked so good yesterday, that I couldn’t resist photographing them again. Sardines are rich in omega-3 … 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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Elver Omelette

May 6th, 2011 A friend of mine returned from Spain yesterday, with a present of angula (elvers) and chorizo. Elvers are baby eels, which are born in the sea and then swim up rivers in search of their juvenile and … Continue reading

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Suckling Pig

March 12th, 2011 Oli returned from Barcelona on Saturday with a suckling pig in his suitcase – promptly named Perceval. I was amused by the thought of customs officers looking at an X-ray image of the case – Perceval looked … Continue reading

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Sardines

August 21st, 2010 Sardines are a small, oily fish, found all over the world. They are often served grilled or fried and they can be bought in most supermarkets in tins of six or so. Tinned sardines come in oil, … Continue reading

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