Seafood

Paella Mixta Recipe

Paella Mixta Recipe

Mixed Paella The Valencia region of Spain is the birthplace of paella where the traditional ‘paella valenciana’ is cooked with rabbit, chicken, green beans, butter beans and maybe snails but definitely no seafood. A later creation is the ‘paella de marisco’ (seafood paella) which replaces meat with fish and seafood …

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Mussels in Tomato Sauce Recipe

Mussels in Tomato Sauce Recipe

Mejillones a la Marinera On a recent visit to Brussels I ordered a plate of mussels. Imagine my surprise when I found that they’re half the size of Spanish ones and cost three times the price! No wonder mussels in Spain are often regarded as ‘el marisco de los pobres’ …

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Hake with Clams Recipe

Hake with Clams Recipe

Merluza a la Vasca Hake is a white fish which comes from the same family as cod and haddock. It is Spain’s most popular fish which can be grilled, baked or fried. It also appears in countless cazuela (fish stew) recipes from all over the country. The best quality hake …

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Mallorcan Fish Recipe

Mero a la Mallorquina Recipe

Mero a la Mallorquina On a trip to Mallorca we were touring the beautiful Serra de Tramuntana mountain region and found ourselves in the village of Fornalutx around lunchtime. After a wander around the lovely village we found a restaurant with a typical Mallorquin menu. As usual I settled for …

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Fish Stock Recipe

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Caldo de Pescado This recipe for Fish Stock is not exact with the quantities suggested a general guide for you. Do however be careful not to use fish bits that have too strong a flavour. I would say use white fish and steer clear of smoked fish. Ingredients To make …

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Baked Fish and Potato Pie Recipe

Fish and Potato Pie Recipe

Pescado al Horno con Patatas The cuisine of Menorca in the Balearic Islands is characterised by fresh local produce from the land and sea. Take a seat outside the seafood restaurants of Ciutadella, Mahón and Fornells and you’ll be overwhelmed by the choice of dishes available. These include the classic …

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Fideua Recipe: Fideuá de Pescado

Fideua Recipe

Valencian Seafood Noodles Fideuà is a typical dish from the Valencia region of Spain which is similar to Paella Valenciana but is cooked with vermicelli-type noodles called ‘fideos’ rather than rice. Its origins date back to the early 20th century in the port town of Gandia which to this day …

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Cod in Tomato Sauce Recipe

Cod in Tomato Sauce - Bacalao en Salsa de Tomate

Bacalao en Salsa de Tomate Salt cod can be bought at supermarkets all over Spain and in specialist shops that sell nothing but this rock hard fish. Its history can be traced back to skirmishes between the Vikings and the Basques in the 9th century when the Basques noticed that …

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Sea Bass in Salt Recipe

Sea Bass in Salt Recipe

Lubina a la Sal On a trip to Cordoba Kirsty and I were staying out in the El Brillante district to the north of the city centre. We were walking into town one lunchtime and spotted a row of small bars on a side street offering menús del día so …

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