Fish & Sea Food · Main Meals · Pasta and Bread Meals

Monkfish and Clams Fideuà

Monkfish and Clams Fideuà is an authentic Catalan dish similar to a paella although the rice is replaced by Fideus, a short thin noodle that is fried, then it soaks the Mediterranean flavoured stock with some extra saffron touch.  The Catalan have a gastronomy of their own, and one of their most distinctive dish would be the… Continue reading Monkfish and Clams Fideuà

Appetizers · Fish & Sea Food

Express Shrimp Ceviche

This Express Shrimp Ceviche is a light and refreshing appetizer great for any occasions. It’s a “fast preparation” version which contains some fresh dill, tomatoes, avocado and red onions.  Having gone through the Americas…each country has their own version of ceviche. First of all, it’s usually a main dish. In Mexico, they make it quite spicy… Continue reading Express Shrimp Ceviche

Fish & Sea Food · Main Meals

Papaya-Mustard Shrimps

An unctuous orange sauce made out of papaya and white wine mustard covers the shrimps. Accompanied by a crunchy yellow bell pepper and cilantro leaves for an asian/tropical influence. A lovely recipe with lots of character! This flavor is a combination of sweet and sour with a touch of spice, it has an asian/tropical side to… Continue reading Papaya-Mustard Shrimps

Fish & Sea Food · Main Meals

Hake served on roasted potatoes and asparagus

Hake with crunchy skin served on roasted potatoes and asparagus with a few capers to salt things up! This is like any fish recipe should be; a colorful filled with textures. I don’t know for you, but I love when fish has a crisp and salty skin, I just love that contrast of textures between the soft fish meat… Continue reading Hake served on roasted potatoes and asparagus

Appetizers · Fish & Sea Food · Main Meals

Spicy-Mango Shrimp Skewers

Spicy-Mango Shrimp Skewers are a colorful, tropical and most of all delicious. Spicy and sweet is one of my favorite combination, although it’s a mildly spiced recipe. Those skewers remind me of Caribbean food, especially with the mango and little sprinkle of grated (unsweetened) coconut. You can simply make a bunch of those under 15 minutes, no need to… Continue reading Spicy-Mango Shrimp Skewers

Appetizers · Fish & Sea Food · Snacks · Tapas

Calamari in its Ink Croquetas

Calamari (squid) in its Ink Croquetas (Croquetas de Calamar en su Tinta) is my personal favorite Spanish “Tapa” Croqueta. Made with the scary for some and divine for others, Squid ink to give it extra “sea” taste and this bold, dark color. Croquetas are considered tapas in Spain, and this “black squid” tapa version is one you… Continue reading Calamari in its Ink Croquetas

Fish & Sea Food · Main Meals · Soups

Clam Chowder

Who doesn’t like a comforting clam chowder? A warm and smooth soup filled with clams and mussel meat. This version of chowder is made with white wine, saffron, salicornia salt and some extra mussel meat and a bechamel base. This clam chowder is nothing complicated to make nor too long and taste fantastic, a bite into the ocean.… Continue reading Clam Chowder

Fish & Sea Food · Main Meals

Maple-Mustard Salmon Fillet on a Red Quinoa, dill, cucumber Salad

Maple-mustard glazed salmon on a red quinoa, dill, cucumber salad and a topping of crunchy skin, what else a Salmon lover could ask for? I’ve used the new technique my mom found which consist of marinating in a dry (salt+sugar) marinade the salmon and cook it at really low temperature, this way you get a… Continue reading Maple-Mustard Salmon Fillet on a Red Quinoa, dill, cucumber Salad

Fish & Sea Food · Main Meals · Pasta and Bread Meals

Calamari Linguine on a spicy tomato sauce

Calamari on an Ink Linguine with a spicy tomato sauce is a great way to spice up your next dinner. If you always wondered how those black ink pasta taste like but never got the guts to buy it and try it out, this recipe will make you buy them over and over again. Everyone is… Continue reading Calamari Linguine on a spicy tomato sauce

Fish & Sea Food · Main Meals

Monkfish in a saffron, sherry sauce and dried tomatoes

Monkfish in saffron-sherry sauce and dried tomatoes is a dish inspired by a southern Spanish dish called Cazón en amarillo. Cazón is a small shark (school shark), a traditional dish from Andalusia, but since those are becoming hard to come by, I’ve exchange it for monkfish or as they call it in Spain “chicken of the sea”.… Continue reading Monkfish in a saffron, sherry sauce and dried tomatoes