Other stuff · Vegetarian

Romesco Sauce

Romesco Sauce is a polyvalent sauce that goes well with any grilled meat, fish or vegetable. It’s main ingredients are roasted tomatoes, garlic, hazelnut, almond, a red pepper pulp with a touch of paprika. A perfect condiment for BBQ season! A Catalan ritual The orange and nutty sauce originates from Tarragona, about an hour south of Barcelona,… Continue reading Romesco Sauce

Main Meals · Pasta and Bread Meals

Crispy Sage and Cured ham Vodka sauce Pasta

After a week of german recipes… it’s time to go back to an old good friend called Pasta. This pasta is ridiculously addictive, be aware. I have no idea if it’s the mix of texture or the mix of flavors that makes it so irresistible. It’s a terribly simple recipe too, also done under 20… Continue reading Crispy Sage and Cured ham Vodka sauce Pasta

Main Meals

Krautstrudel (German Cabbage and bacon roll)

When you think of Strudel, you probably automatically picture a sweet apple strudel. Am I right? Well in Central Europe they make some great savory ones also. You can find some pumpkin, spinach, sauerkraut and more strudel types here and there. The one here is a simple cabbage and smoked bacon bits one, served with a delicious… Continue reading Krautstrudel (German Cabbage and bacon roll)

Main Meals · Meat & Poultry · Tapas

Tender Braised Pork Cheek in Red Wine Sauce

Tender braised pork cheek in wine sauce is a strong and powerful flavoured dish although the meat is so tender and melt on your tongue. I’ve encountered this dish on a tapas night out in San Sebastian, Spain, hidden Tapas bar in a downtown plaza dark corner called “La cuchara de San Telmo“, a divine place!… Continue reading Tender Braised Pork Cheek in Red Wine Sauce

Side Dishes · Snacks

Tzatziki a la Maria-Pia

So here is a classic! A silky, yummy tzatziki sauce. This is a must in a fridge, simply because it goes so well with so much and it’s way healthier than a fatty mayonnaise or salty mustard. I especially love it with my falafels (recipe here). So let’s talk tzatziki! My version differs from most… Continue reading Tzatziki a la Maria-Pia