Tag: Spain

Lamb Braised in Manzanilla

This is something I’m trying in Spain, where the lamb shoulders are much smaller than in the UK and just about big enough for three. If this proves successful, I may then try it back at home with a full

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Alioli Sauce

Alioli in Spain, aioli in France, garlic mayonnaise in Britain. Traditionally, this would be made with 100% olive oil, preferably extra virgin. Personally, I find that a bit too rich and prefer to cut it 50/50 with something lighter like

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Arroz Verde

From the Cadiz episode of Long Weekends by the eminent Rick Stein, back on home turf in the fish and seafood department. Clams, prawns, rice, masses of parsley and obscene amounts of garlic – how could it be anything other

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Arroz Negro con Calamares

This is a black rice dish. It is basically a seafood paella in which the rice is blackened with squid ink, which can be bought in sachets. In Spain, the seafood content is often chopitos/chipirones (baby squid) but, that being

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Carne en Salsa de Almendras

Many years ago, I always used to cook recipes for the first time in vengeance, i.e. for guests. My theory was, and still is to a large extent, that one concentrates more the first time through a recipe and tends

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Rabo de Toro con Rioja

The Spanish have got a bit of a bull fixation so perhaps it’s not surprising that Rabo de Toro [oxtail] is very popular there. Technically, I believe, “anything de Toro” should be from a fighting bull – clearly one that

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Roasted Asparagus and Serrano Tapa

Several European countries think their own take on ham is best: Italian Parma or prosciutto, French Bayonne ham. In my view, however, the Spanish have got everyone else licked with their stunning serrano (mountain) ham and no spread of Spanish

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Goat’s Cheese and Onion Tapa

Another splendid tapa : cheese and onion Spanish-style. Planning serves: 4 preparation time: 10 mins cooking time: 15 mins Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 white onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 4 thin slices of baguette, cut on

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Chicken Liver with Caramelized Red Onion Tapa

One of my favourite tapas . The original of this is actually made with duck liver which, if you could get it, would be very decadent and luxurious. However, the more widely available chicken livers work very well, too. The

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Smoked Salmon And Asparagus Tapa

Here’s a tapa that really needs the bread base to support it. Smoked Salmon didn’t sound very Spanish to me but it came from a Spanish book so I imagine it is. Planning serves: 4 preparation time: 10 mins cooking

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