Tag Archives: Spanish recipes

Hake with pimentón

Hake is a fish that is not often found on menus, or in shops in Britain, but in Spain it is both everyday and special. In the fish markets in Andalucia, it is possibly one of the most common species … Continue reading

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Diana Henry’s chicken with morcilla

After our choir trip to Sevilla and Córdoba a month ago, with a side trip to Jerez, I have been somewhat obsessed with all things Spanish: sherry, coffee in glasses, pan con tomate. It’s not helped by the fact that … Continue reading

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Tortillitas de camarones

There are some foods that are unforgettable and legendary, ones that are marked by time and place in such a way that they stay with you forever. These little fritters are one such legend. I first encountered them on a meandering … Continue reading

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Puy lentils with white wine, parsley and pimentón

Ah, Mondays. And Mondays in February at that. Not my favourite time of year. In fact, I would say that, despite my usual cheerfulness, February is possibly the only month of the year that I don’t really like or cherish. … Continue reading

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It’s salmorejo and gazpacho weather

I’ve never understood the notion of barbecues. Why, when it is already boiling hot, would you want to light a big fire and stand over it getting hotter? No, when it’s 30° (oh, it’s such a treat to write that) … Continue reading

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Ballymaloe and Patatas (well, what else?!)

Three weeks ago I volunteered at the first Ballymaloe food festival, which took place just outside Cork in Ireland. It was a delight: I saw good friends,  watched many an idol (Claudia Roden, Jancis Robinson, Rory O’Connell), found ingredients that I have never seen … Continue reading

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Coriander mojo

Mojo in English means an amulet, charm or magic spell, or the ability to cast such a spell. But in Spanish, mojar is to soak or dip so a mojo, at least in the Canary Islands, is a dip, like … Continue reading

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Salbitxada…or tomato and almond pesto by another name

Is this easy? Yes. Delicious? Absolutely. Unpronounceable. Without a doubt. But I would just concern myself with the first two; you need to know what it tastes like not what it sounds like. Salbitxada comes from the Valls area of … Continue reading

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Tortilla de patatas: a proper Spanish omelette

They have something called a tortilla francesa on café menus in Spain and anything less French I have yet to see. Flat like a pancake, usually cooked to complete dryness, it has none of the fluffy, yet rich lightness I … Continue reading

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