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The most Popular Tapas Dishes

The most Popular Tapas Dishes What are tapas? Tapas are a variety of small savoury Spanish dishes, often served as a snack with drinks, or with other tapas as a meal. To “tapear”, going from bar to bar for drinks and tapas, is an essential part of the social culture of Spain, and is something…
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Indian Restaurants – Members Recommendations

Indian Restaurants – Members Recommendations One of our most asked questions on the Benidorm Seriously group is “Where can I go for an Indian meal” the places below are listed in no particular order but are all recommended by group members.  Click on the links to read our members reviews or add your own, not…
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Taking Baby away on Holiday

Taking Baby away on Holiday Baby Milk Some UK brands of formula milk are available in Spain, but they may only be available in farmacias, and they may have a different name. Call the helpline number on your box of formula before you leave. Aptamil  = Milupa Aptamil Cow and gate = Almiron Heinz =…
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Benidorm Restaurants

Benidorm Restaurants Benidorm has so much to offer, for those who want to try a variety of different types of food from throughout the world, not just British and Spanish.  Time to try something new?  Here are a few of our suggestions. The last time we asked for your favourite you told us Palmen Resturant. …
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TAPAS ALLEY – BENIDORM OLD TOWN

TAPAS ALLEY, BENIDORM OLD TOWN TAPAS ALLEY BENIDORM Officially runs from Pl. de la Constitutio, and along Santo Domingo, If getting a taxi, or you need to ask for directions ask for the Royal Queens Hotel which is situated right opposite the entrance to Tapas Alley. If you are fed up with pie & chips and fancy…
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Spanish Ossobuco

Spanish Ossobuco To prepare this dish, it is important to buy good quality meat. Shank is a very juicy cut of meat which contains lots of gelatin, when cooked properly, you will be able to cut through the meat like butter and it will melt in your mouth. This cut of meat is the equivalent…
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Pork Braised in Sherry with Tomatoes and Chorizo.

Pork Braised in Sherry with Tomatoes and Chorizo 2 lb (900 g) piece trimmed shoulder of pork 8 oz (225 g) chorizo sausage, it’s most important to use a genuine one made in Spain) 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium onions, thickly sliced 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 1 rounded tablespoon plain flour 1 lb…
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Ham & cheese croquetas

Ham & cheese croquetas Ingredients 25g butter ½ small onion, finely chopped 50g plain flour 250ml milk 140g sliced smoked ham, diced 50g mature cheddar, coarsely grated 50g Gruyère, finely grated 1 tsp Dijon mustard 2 tbsp double cream For the coating 2 large eggs 50g plain flour 140g fine dried breadcrumbs sunflower oil, for…
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Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice 2 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice 1 onion, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped One 28-ounce can diced tomatoes One 4-ounce jar diced pimiento Pinch salt Pinch cayenne Several dashes hot sauce Melt the butter in a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the rice, onion and green pepper, and…
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Baked Paprika Cheese

Baked Paprika Cheese Ingredients Torta del Casar cheese, in box 2 teaspoons sweet smoked paprika, plus extra for sprinkling country-style bread , toasted or grilled, to serve   Method For this recipe try to use Torta del Casar, a soft-centered sheep’s milk cheese from Extremadura. If you can’t find it, try similar French or Portuguese…
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Traditional Spanish Paella

Traditional Spanish Paella HERB BLEND: 1 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 large garlic cloves, minced PAELLA: 1 cup water 1 teaspoon saffron threads 3 (16-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth 8 unpeeled jumbo shrimp (about 1/2 pound) 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 skinned, boned chicken thighs,…
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Potato and Chorizo Mini Quiches

Potato and Chorizo Mini Quiches Ingredients 55 m 12 servings 133 cals cooking spray 2 teaspoons olive oil 4 ounces Spanish chorizo sausage, finely diced 1 red potato, peeled and finely diced salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 2/3 cup grated Manchego cheese, 8 large eggs 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or more to…
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Ensaladilla Rusa

Ensaladilla Rusa You’ll be hard pushed to find a tapas bar in Spain that doesn’t serve this dish. Yes I know it originated in Russia… but the Spanish have adopted it and made it their own. Enjoy! Ingredients – basic Half a dozen medium sized potatoes, peeled, diced and boiled until tender A couple of…
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Albondigas (Meatballs in Garlic-Tomato Sauce)

Albondigas (Meatballs in Garlic-Tomato Sauce) Ingredients Meatballs: 1 large onion, chopped fine 1 large green bell pepper, chopped fine 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 pounds ground beef (not lean) 1/2 pound ground pork (not lean) 2/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs 2 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/4 cup…
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Spanish Orange Marmalade

Spanish Orange Marmalade INGREDIENTS You will need bitter oranges, often labeled Seville oranges, for this recipe. Allow plenty of time to prepare the marmalade, as the fruit must soak overnight. Makes about 12 pints 6 bitter oranges  . 1 sweet orange 1 lemon 2 cups hot water 3 quarts cold water 6 pounds sugar PREPARATION…
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Tortilla

Tortilla Ingredients 1/2 pint of olive oil 5 medium (40 oz each) baking potatoes, peeled, sliced and lightly sprinkled with salt 1/2 white onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 5 eggs Salt   PREPARATIONHeat the olive oil in a 9-inch pan and add the potato slices carefully, because the salt will make the oil splatter.…
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Spanish Garlic Roast Chicken

Spanish Garlic Roast Chicken Roast chicken (pollo asado con ajo) is a popular main dish in Spain, served in simple eateries and roast chicken shops throughout the country. Ingredients 1 whole roaster chicken (approximately 3 pounds) 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt 6 to 8 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 8 ounces dry white wine 8…
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Spanish Flan

Spanish Flan Ingredients 1 h 20 m 8 servings 349 cals 1 cup white sugar 3 eggs 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Directions Prep time 20 m, Cook 1 h, Ready In 1 h 20 m Preheat oven to 350 degrees F…
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Allioli (Olive Oil and Garlic Mayonnaise) Recipe

Allioli (Olive Oil and Garlic Mayonnaise) Recipe Ingredients 3 free-range egg yolks 4 cloves garlic ½ lemon, juice only salt and freshly ground black pepper 150ml/5fl oz extra virgin olive oil mustard powder, optional saffron, optional Method Blend all ingredients, except the olive oil, in a food processor. Pour the oil into the blender in…
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Spanish Garlic Prawns

Gambas al ajillo 900 g raw king prawns, peeled and butterflied 44.37 ml parsley, chopped 4.92 ml chili flakes (smoked paprika) or 4.92-9.85 ml pimentos (smoked paprika) 59.16 ml olive oil 4-6garlic cloves, thinly sliced 59.16-88.74 ml dry sherry, fino is good Directions Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Preparing prawns:To butterfly the prawns…
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Patatas Bravas, Potatoes and Spicy Tomato Sauce

Ingredients 3 tablespoons of  olive oil 4 large Russet potatoes, peeled, and cut to 1-inch cubes 2 tablespoons minced onion 2 cloves garlic, minced Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 tablespoons  Spanish Paprika 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco Sauce 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme 1/2 cup (4 fl. oz) Ketchup 1/2 cup (4 fl. oz) mayonnaise…
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Traditional Spanish Gazpacho

One taste of this chilled gazpacho and you will be instantly transported to a land of whitewashed walls, red-tiled roofs, and a golden sun… INGREDIENTS 6 to 8 large beefsteak or other full-flavored tomatoes 1 small sweet yellow or red onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves 6 Tbs. red wine vinegar, or to taste 2 regular…
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Spanish Garlic Mushrooms

Champinones Al Ajillo, Spanish Garlic Mushrooms is a wonderful Tapas dish, often served as party food. Easy and quick to make and fantastic flavors. Also great as a side dish!  This dish is often served as part of a Tapas meal, alongside many other dishes. Enjoy with a glass of Sherry or a cold beer,…
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Smokey Spanish Tomato Soup 

4 1/2 pounds tomatoes 1 medium onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon sweet pimentón (smoked paprika) 3 garlic cloves, peeled 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/2 cup coarse bread crumbs (from a day-old baguette) 2 cups fresh figs or seedless green grapes, halved…
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