Appetizers · Main Meals · Side Dishes

Saffron Asparagus Risotto

This golden Saffron Asparagus Risotto is delicate and aromatic, filled with al dente green asparagus, tender sweet peas and a touch of parmesan. I wouldn’t dare to call this dish “risotto alla milanese” since it contains some asparagus and peas but truth be told, it’s quite similar. Also, the original risotto alla milanese is usually… Continue reading Saffron Asparagus Risotto

Appetizers · Fish & Sea Food · Main Meals · Tapas

Salmon Carpaccio with Fennel – Pear 2 ways

Two times marinated Salmon Carpaccio for a double the flavor dish served with a pear-fennel sides done two ways; a soft and sweet compote and a crunchy marinated fennel and pear topping. This recipe is my take on a dish I had at a fantastic tapas bar called “la pepita”. However the original recipe was… Continue reading Salmon Carpaccio with Fennel – Pear 2 ways

Appetizers · Main Meals · Meat & Poultry

Hoisin glazed mini Meatballs

Hoisin glazed Meatballs with tamarind, ginger and garlic seasoned beef and a simple, sweet hoisin sauce glaze. Those gluten free round bites goes well as an appetizer, on noodles or rice. Mini beef meatballs with an Asian flair are great and polyvalent. They go well as an appetizer or main meal and simply divine paired with… Continue reading Hoisin glazed mini Meatballs

Appetizers · Fish & Sea Food

Tuna, Avocado and Watermelon Tartare

A colorful and refreshing tartare made of a lightly spiced tuna-wasabi, cilantro-lime avocado mix and watermelon for a fresh start this summer!   It’s hot, I don’t know for you but here in Spain it’s just terribly hot outside. No way I’m going to cook anything on the stove for a while… I need freshness,… Continue reading Tuna, Avocado and Watermelon Tartare

Appetizers · Side Dishes · Tapas · Vegetarian

Eggplant Fries with Honey

Eggplant Fries with Honey is a fairly common tapas in Spain. Nice crunchy eggplants sticks deep fried in olive oil and finished up with a sprinkle of salt and good quality honey. Ever wondered about nice authentic vegetarian tapas ? This crunchy Eggplant topped with honey tapa is what you are looking for! Called Berenjena con miel in… Continue reading Eggplant Fries with Honey

Appetizers · eggs · lunch · Main Meals · Snacks · Vegetarian

Beetroot and Goat Cheese Mini Quiches

Beetroot and Goat Cheese Mini Quiches have ruby red interior with a white center of fresh goat cheese and a cup made the “rösti way” with seasoned grated potato for an extra colorful and fun bite. When you like a combination of 2 ingredients like I do, in this case it’s beetroot and goat cheese, you need to… Continue reading Beetroot and Goat Cheese Mini Quiches

Appetizers · Snacks · Tapas

Celery filled with Blue Cheese Snacks

The perfect snack / tapas for strong cheese lovers! A celery filled with a mix of blue cheese and cider topped with a few crunchy apple chips and walnuts for a memorable bite! Spanish Blue Cheeses The Snack is inspired by a tapa recipe in my new cookbook about the Northern Atlantic region of Spain (Un viaje… Continue reading Celery filled with Blue Cheese Snacks