Side Dishes · Snacks · Spain · Tapas · Vegetarian

Pan con Tomate / Pa amb Tomaquet

The ultimate tapa for Catalans, pa amb tomaquet or pan con tomate, is the simplest and most beloved of tapas, a lightly grilled bread with tomato, extra-virgin olive oil, salt and sometimes a little garlic flair to it.  If you’ve ever set foot in Barcelona or its region, you probably saw this dish on every single… Continue reading Pan con Tomate / Pa amb Tomaquet

drinks

Sangria Española (sugar-free)

An authentic Sangria Española without sugar, with diced apple, peach and orange, plus a little fizz in the end to make it extra festive! The word Sangria comes from the word “sangre” which means blood, therefore a traditional sangria should be the color of blood. Nowadays there are tons of different variation of sangrias out… Continue reading Sangria Española (sugar-free)

Fish & Sea Food · Main Meals

Salmon Fillet on Quinoa, Asparagus bed topped with a Romesco Sauce

A Spanish Style Salmon fillet on a bed of quinoa and green asparagus topped with a nutty Romesco Sauce is great way to bring a little Mediterranean sun to your plate. Salmon Fillet on green Asparagus and Quinoa Bed topped with Romesco Sauce the perfect set of Spanish flavors. This gorgeous orange sauce is a rich,… Continue reading Salmon Fillet on Quinoa, Asparagus bed topped with a Romesco Sauce

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

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

lunch · Main Meals · Meat & Poultry · Sandwiches

Spanish Style Burger

A burger with Spanish flavors starting by a chorizo style meat pattie of paprika, parsley and garlic topped by a typical roasted pepper and a nutty homemade romesco sauce and aioli to give this burger an “Olé” touch! It’s a first on the blog… a burger! With summer coming up it’s time to bring out the BBQ! I wanted to… Continue reading Spanish Style Burger

Appetizers · Fish & Sea Food · Tapas

Iberic Variegated Scallops (Zamburiñas)

Those Galician Scallops are exquisite with a smooth white wine bechamel and a crunchy iberic ham to top them! Surf and Turf at it’s best! The Variegated Scallops or Zamburiñas are a small variety of Galician scallops about twice or three times smaller than normal scallops. Check the picture below to see the difference. Those mollusks… Continue reading Iberic Variegated Scallops (Zamburiñas)

Main Meals · Pasta and Bread Meals · Vegetarian

Eggplant, Pepper and Goat cheese Coca (Catalan Pizza)

“Coca” is a Catalan, or northern Mediterranean coast of Spain, traditional dish. In other words, it’s a Catalan Pizza made with a touch of olive oil resulting into a crusty soft bread sometimes thick and other times thin and crunchy. They do all kind of “Cocas” in Catalonia, from sweet to savoury, minis to long and large, thin… Continue reading Eggplant, Pepper and Goat cheese Coca (Catalan Pizza)

Main Meals · Vegetarian

Vegetarian Paella

This vegetarian paella is filled with mediterranean vegetables; zucchinis, onion, garlic, bell pepper and the famous smokey paprika from Spain (pimentón de la Vera). Paella is a great dish, you can make it with whatever you feel like, the base though usually stays the same, the sofrito, which is fried onion in olive oil and garlic and the pulp… Continue reading Vegetarian Paella

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