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BBQ – Spanish Marinated Beef Kabob Recipe – Brochetas de Terner

Spanish Marinated Beef Kabob Recipe – Brochetas de Ternera Chunks of beef are marinated in Spanish sweet paprika, garlic and oil, then grilled on the barbecue. After cooking, drizzle with a zesty dressing over the top. Simple and easy, but oh so tasty! 4 cloves garlic 2 sprigs of flat leaf parsley 2 lbs beef,…
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BBQ – Grilled Sardines With Lemon, Garlic, and Paprika

BBQ – Grilled Sardines With Lemon, Garlic, and Paprika INGREDIENTS 3 medium garlic cloves, finely minced (about 1 tablespoon) 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup fresh juice from about 2 lemons 1 teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 pound fresh sardines, cleaned, scaled, and gutted Fine sea salt 2…
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BBQ – Spanish Spareribs with Herb-Garlic Dipping Sauce.

Spanish Spareribs with Herb-Garlic Dipping Sauce For the ribs salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tsp. hot pimentón (smoked paprika) or 1/2 tsp. cayenne 2 tsp. dried oregano 2 tsp. granulated sugar 2 racks pork spareribs (about 9 lbs.) For the sauce 6 Tbs. sherry vinegar or white-wine vinegar 4 large cloves garlic, minced…
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BBQ – Corn on the Cob with Chile, Goat Cheese, and Ham

Corn on the Cob with Chile, Goat Cheese, and Ham A wrap of salty ham complements sweet corn on the cob while goat cheese spiked with vinegar, garlic, and fresh red Chile adds heat and tang. 2 oz. (1/4 cup) fresh goat cheese, at room temperature 1 to 2 Tbs. minced fresh hot red chile…
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BBQ RECIPES Spanish-Style Grilled Pepper Potato Salad.

Grilled Pepper Potato Salad Grilled sweet bell peppers and lots of fresh garlic make this otherwise typical potato salad extraordinary. 3 red, yellow, or orange bell peppers (or a mix), quartered lengthwise, stemmed, and seeded Olive oil, for brushing salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 lb. red or yellow baby potatoes, halved (or quartered…
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BBQ RECIPES Smoked Paprika-Rubbed Steaks with Valdeón Butter

SPANISH BBQ RECIPES Smoked Paprika-Rubbed Steaks with Valdeón Butter INGREDIENTS 4 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1/2 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon Pimentón de la Vera (smoked Spanish paprika) Pinch of cayenne Pinch of dried oregano 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Four 10-ounce rib-eye steaks, about 1 inch thick 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1 tablespoon…
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Pollo Asado con Patatas Bravas (Spanish Roast Chicken 2)

Pollo Asado con Patatas Bravas (Spanish Roast Chicken) Serves 4 For the chicken A whole chicken 1 lemon 12 thin slices of chorizo (I use the thin sausage ring type) A handful of thyme A handful of rosemary A couple of teaspoons of sweet paprika 3-4 bay leaves 6-7 cloves of garlic rapeseed oil Sea…
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Nispero Wine

Nispero Wine Nispero Wine – wine needs to age at least one year. Therefore, it would be best to plan in advance. INGREDIENTS: 9 pounds whole fresh nisperos with pits in place. 7 pounds if pits are removed. (Fresh, ripe picked is best. Wash before using.) 2 gallons boiling water Juice of 1 lemon (Used…
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Nispero Cobbler

Nispero Cobbler It’s sooo yummy! Pure heaven served warm topped with vanilla ice cream. Ingredients Filling 2 lbs Nisperos, seeded and quartered 7 TBS Sugar 1 TB All Purpose Flour 1/4 teaspoon Almond Extract 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoons Lemon or Orange Juice, fresh squeezed Topping 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour 3/4 teaspoon Baking…
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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 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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Tapas – Artichokes with clams

Tapas – Artichokes with clams Spanish Christmas Eve Feast. 20 preserved artichoke hearts 2 finely chopped garlic cloves 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup vegetable or fish stock 1 tablespoon flour 2 tablespoons dry, white wine 24 clean clams PREPARATION Drain the artichoke hearts. Brown the garlic cloves in hot oil in a deep frying…
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Easy Turron recipe (nougat type)

Easy Turron recipe (nougat type) Ingredients It is very simple to make but it is a little time intensive, so do plan ahead. 200g honey 200g white sugar 1 large egg white, room temperature pinch salt 500g toasted nuts 500g dried fruit Kit / extras grease-proof paper – although you can also use edible rice paper or sugar paper if…
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UK to Spanish clothing conversions

Spanish Clothing Sizes Sizes are in metric, but Spain uses a different system to some other European countries and tend to be 2cm more – so a size 12 in France would be a 40 but 42 in Spain and in Switzerland its a 38! The problem is compounded by the fact that many shops…
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BRAISED IBERIAN PORK CHEEK (carrillada de cerdo) WITH PORT WINE AND HONEY

BRAISED IBERIAN PORK CHEEK (carrillada de cerdo) WITH PORT WINE AND HONEY What is carrillada? Simply put, it is cheek— beef cheek is carrillada de ternera, pork cheek is carrillada de cerdo, lamb cheek is carrillada de cordero…etc. And despite their differences in taste, all carrilladas are delicious. The cut of meat is unique because…
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Tuna with red pepper sauce.

Tuna with red pepper sauce Use any fresh tuna with this recipe, or you could use yellowtail, amberjack, Spanish mackerel or king mackerel. If you are inland, sturgeon, paddlefish or even catfish. Really any firm fish you can cut into squares will work. Serve this roasted potatoes and a green salad, or with a Spanish…
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Spanish Fish with Onion Sauce

Spanish Fish with Onion Sauce Lightly fried fish with a tangy onion sauce. This dish is can be made with any solid, white fish that does not have a strong flavor. Try fresh Cod, Red Snapper. 2 lbs red snapper fillets or other white fish (see above) 2 medium yellow onions, chopped into 1/4- inch…
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Spanish Chicken Pie

Spanish Chicken Pie 1kg potatoes, chopped 3 tsp paprika (use smoked paprika if you have it) 2 tsp olive oil 2 onions, sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes 300g cooked chicken, shredded 140g roasted peppers from a jar, sliced (we like Karyatis) handful Kalamata olives, halved Method Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Boil the potatoes for…
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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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