Tapas

Spanish Tortilla Recipe

Tortilla de Patatas Recipe

Tortilla de Patatas Spanish tortilla (or potato omelette) was my favourite breakfast when I lived in Madrid.  “Un pincho de tortilla y un café con leche” whilst reading Marca, the daily football newspaper,  … that’s the way to start the day. Unfortunately, down here in Andalucía it’s not so common.  …

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Pinchos Morunos Recipe

Pinchos Morunos Recipe

Spanish Pork Skewers Pinchos Morunos are skewered kebabs of marinated pork which are served in tapas bars all over Spain. Of course the actual marinade varies from bar to bar but this is the one that we use. You may want to experiment with different quantities and spices. The size …

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Patatas Bravas Recipe

Patatas Bravas Recipe

Spicy Spanish Potatoes Patatas Bravas involves fried potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce and it is one of my all time favourites. There are bars in Madrid that specialize in Bravas sauce be it on potatoes, Spanish omelette or even on calamares! There are many different recipes for Patatas Bravas …

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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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Spanish Meatballs Recipe

Spanish Meatballs Recipe

Albondigas Meatballs are served in bars and restaurants all over Spain. They can be eaten as tapas or as a main course when they would generally be served with bread or chips. The sauce may vary from bar to bar but here I have given the recipe for a traditional …

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Garlic Mushrooms Recipe

Garlic Mushrooms Recipe

Champiñones al Ajillo Around the Madrid region garlic mushrooms is one of the ever present dishes in the tapas bars. They are cooked in a ceramic dish which is placed directly onto the heat source. It is very simple to make and takes just a few minutes. The same instructions …

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Chicken Livers in Sherry Recipe

Spicy Chicken Livers Recipe

Higaditos de Pollo al Jerez Chicken livers in sherry is a dish that we first tasted when we lived in the mountains north of Madrid. It is a favourite in some of the tapas bars in that area and was always a favourite with Gerry although I am not such …

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Carne en Salsa Recipe

Carne en Salsa Recipe

Stewed Pork in Sauce Carne en Salsa is a dish which you will mainly find in Andalucia. It is a lovely, tasty dish which can be served as either a main dish with chips or as a tapa. The most important thing about this dish is to make sure that …

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