Tag Archives: Spanish

Chicken Sofrito

The cooking method for sofrito or sofregit (in Catalan), was first recorded in the Libre de Sent Soví, a Catalan recipe book from about 1324. Sofregit comes from the verb sofregir, which means to under fry. Most people think of … Continue reading

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Conejo al Vino (Rabbit with Wine)

This is a simple Spanish rabbit recipe, with the ingredients kept to a minimum – probably what’s local and to hand. The flavour goes a long way to proving the old adage, that less is more! Rabbit is not an … Continue reading

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Barrafina

January 22nd, 2015 On Tuesday Sue invited me to lunch at Barrafina (Adelaide Street) and having read a glowing review by Fay Maschler, I didn’t need to be asked twice. Just a glance at the menu prompted a comment of, … Continue reading

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Pan con Tomate

August 15th 2011 Pan con Tomate is a very simple, yet extraordinarily delicious way of serving bread with a meal. In Cataluña, where it originates, all meals come with tomato bread (pa amb tomàquet – the Catalan name), instead of plain old … Continue reading

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Broad Beans and Chorizo

July 20th, 2011 Here’s a Spanish style dish that started out as broad beans and chorizo – while I was thinking about cooking it, I was inspired to add some extra ingredients which resulted in a better dish and more … 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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Octopus

6th April, 2011 The octopus is a quite a popular food in many countries, though I suspect, not that common in Britain. For some reason sea creatures have to look attractive or we just don’t eat them here – 8 … Continue reading

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Spicy Chicken and Beans

March 19th 2010 This is a hearty Spanish recipe which can be used for a whole chicken, jointed, or with 4 or more, chicken thighs. I imagine that the bones of a whole chicken will add a lot more flavour … Continue reading

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Norfolk Arms

February 18th, 2011 After visiting Chill Cool – we fancied a final drink and we went over the road to the Norfolk Arms. Once a run of the mill English pub, the Norfolk Arms has been transformed into a gastro … Continue reading

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Chorizo Al Vino

February 16th, 2011 Chorizo is probably the most well know Spanish sausage and comes in many forms. There are soft ones for cooking, and various grades of slicing chorizo, right up to the best, chorizo de bellota, which is made … Continue reading

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