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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS EVE IN BENIDORM

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS EVE IN BENIDORM December 1 – Benidorm town hall is the scene for the traditional lighting of Christmas lights including the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 18.30. There will be kids stuff, music and fireworks during the evening. Main lighting displays start to be switched on from the week after. Childrens can enjoy…
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Recipe for Three Kings day – Traditional Picadillo

Recipe for Three Kings day – Traditional Picadillo Picadillo a soft, fragrant stew of ground beef and tomatoes, with raisins added for sweetness and olives for salt Total Time:22 min Prep 10 min Cook:12 min 4 servings – Level:Easy Cook’s Note: For a slightly healthier alternative, use ground turkey or ground soy burgers instead of…
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Roscón de reyes – Epiphany (Cake with black chocolate)

Roscon de Reys Cake (Epiphany Cake with black chocolate) No Spanish Christmas is complete unless you have one of these. Roscón de reyes con chocolate negro. Epiphany (Cake with black chocolate) Ingredients Icing 1 tablet (250 g) NESTLÉ Chocolate Desserts Black 400 g of whipped cream 50g icing sugar 550 g bread flour Sugar 125…
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Christmas Eve Feast Easy Spanish Almond Cookies Recipe – Almendrados

Easy Spanish Almond Cookies Recipe – Almendrados 1 lb (1/2 kg) ground almonds 1 1/4 cups (1/2 lb = 250 gr) granulated sugar 2 large eggs zest of 1 lemon 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional) Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes 24-30 cookies PREPARATION Heat oven to 360F (180C)…
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Christmas Eve Feast White Asparagus Salad with Creamy Tomato Dressing

White Asparagus Salad with Creamy Tomato Dressing Christmas Eve Feast TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN SERVINGS: 6 INGREDIENTS 5 large plum tomatoes—4 cut into wedges, 1 coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/2 cup mayonnaise 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling Salt Freshly ground black pepper 1…
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Christmas Eve Feast Spanish style roast Potatoes.

Spanish style roast Potatoes. Christmas Eve Feast Serves 4 2 tablespoons oil 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 28 ounces potatoes, cut into small chunks 4 garlic cloves 1⁄2 lemon, juice of 1⁄2 cup flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix the oil, tomato paste and paprika together, then…
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Christmas Eve Feast Escalivada (Roasted Vegetables)

 Roasted Vegetables – Escalivada Christmas Eve Feast Serves 4 to 6 as a snack or appetizer or side dish. 2 bell peppers (I like one red and one yellow) 1 medium eggplant (look for a firm one with taut skin) 1 small onion 1/2 cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling Salt Sherry vinegar Bread, for…
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Christmas Eve Feast Roast Suckling Pig (Cochinillo Asado)

Roast Suckling Pig (Cochinillo Asado) This is a real must and the suckling pigs will soon be available in all Spanish Supermarkets. 1 (6- to 7-pound) suckling pig Salt 2 cups water 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons lard or olive oil PREPARATION Position 1 rack in the middle of the oven and a…
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Christmas Eve Feast Spanish Roast Lamb. (cordero asado)

Spanish Roast Lamb. (cordero asado) Ingredients 8 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped 2 tbsp lard, melted 1.2 kg lamb shoulder with bone 125 ml (½ cup) dry white wine patatas fritas, to serve Instructions Resting time 20 minutes Using a mortar and pestle, grind garlic, 1 tbsp salt and parsley…
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Christmas Eve Feast – GAMBAS A LA PLANCHA

GAMBAS A LA PLANCHA Serves 6 Difficulty: Easy INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup olive oil Juice of 1 lemon 2 teaspoons sea salt 24 medium-large shrimp (about 1 pound) in the shell with heads intact, ( Look for medium-large whole shrimp and leave the heads on for cooking. Sucking the juices from the flavor-packed heads of the…
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