Appetizers · Meat & Poultry · Tapas

Duck Prosciutto, Date and Cheddar Mini Rolls

Holiday season is coming, we’ll soon receive guests at home and/or vice versa. Here is a great idea to make your guests never forget about your dinner party. An hors d’oeuvre plate of duck prosciutto rolled around a date piece and aged cheddar to open up those guests stomach before the main meal. Those little bites… Continue reading Duck Prosciutto, Date and Cheddar Mini Rolls

Appetizers · Fish & Sea Food · Tapas

Shrimp tartare with avocado and strawberries

Shrimp tartar is quite simple to make and taste simply divine, without saying it’s looks irresistible. The base of the dish is similar to a shrimp ceviche, simply needing to marinate the fresh shrimps in lime juice for a couple of hours. The bigger the size of the shrimp the longer you’ll need to marinate it. By definition,… Continue reading Shrimp tartare with avocado and strawberries

Appetizers · Soups

Carrot & Turmeric Soup

Another recipe with the magical Turmeric! This weekend it was the “Fira de la Tierra” a Earth Fair that brings many artisans from around Barcelona, to the Arc-de-Triomf place. There are kiosks of all kinds from clothing, beauty products to food products. But mainly, I would say… half the fair is food products. There are lots of organic… Continue reading Carrot & Turmeric Soup

Appetizers · Salads · Vegetarian

Carpaccio de Zucchini

This recipe I’ve encountered in a Catalan village, so simple but highly surprising. We don’t get to see zucchinis uncooked… but it’s actually a pretty good raw veggie. There is a nice crunch to it and it’s got a soft taste that allows the extra-virgin olive oil to shine. Such a beautiful and simple appetizer,… Continue reading Carpaccio de Zucchini

Appetizers · Desserts · Snacks · Soups · Vegetarian

Almond and pineapple cold soup (ajo blanco de piña)

  This is a summer recipe. It is actually based on the original gazpacho recipe, the “ajo blanco” which is an almond, garlic, bread and vinegar cold soup. The tradition one doesn’t contain pineapple but sometimes grapes are used. Gazpacho existed way before tomatoes were imported in Europe from the New World. Spaniards used to do… Continue reading Almond and pineapple cold soup (ajo blanco de piña)