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Tag: Spanish

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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Tapas, Chorizo Sausage Rolls

Tapas, Chorizo Sausage Rolls 200g mini Chorizo 1 sheet pre-rolled puff pastry, cut in half lengthways Egg yolk 1 tbsp fennel seeds Preheat the oven to 180°C. Peel the mini chorizos and roll them in your hands to make a sausage shape. Lay the mini chorizo lengthways along each piece of pastry. Roll and fold…
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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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PAELLA – The history. Did you know?

PAELLA – The history. Did you know? The name of the dish Paella comes from the vessel it is cooked in, quite simply a “La Paella”. This is a Valencian word and describes the round shallow pan with two handles that the ingredients are cooked in and traditionally then served in directly from the fire.…
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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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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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Churros with Chocolate

Churros with Chocolate Ingredients 50g butter, melted ½ tsp vanilla extract 250g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder about 1 litre sunflower oil few chunks of bread For the sauce 200g bar dark chocolate, not too bitter, broken into chunks 100ml double cream 100ml whole milk 3 tbsp golden syrup ½ tsp vanilla extract, if…
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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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Spanish Sofrito

Spanish Sofrito Sofrito is a basic preparation of tomatoes, garlic, oil, and onions that forms the base of many traditional Spanish dishes. The sauce will keep for 5 days in the fridge or 6 months in the freezer.INGREDIENTS 8 1/2 garlic cloves 1/2 cup extra-virgin oil 4 1/3 cups onions, finely chopped 3/4 tsp dried…
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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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Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and Potatoes

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 12 chicken thighs with skin and bone still on 750 grams chorizo (whole if baby ones or cut into 4cm / 1½ inch chunks if regular sized) 1 kilogram new potatoes (halved) 2 red onions (peeled and roughly chopped) 2 teaspoons dried oregano grated zest of 1 orange Method Preheat…
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How To – Register for Autonomo

How To – Register for Autonomo What is Autonomo? Autonomo status is the Spanish equivalent of self-employed or freelance and in addition covers people operating (unincorporated) small businesses. Anyone engaged in any of these activities is obliged to legalise them with respect to registration, paying the taxes and charging IVA (VAT). Autonomo will set you…
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Education in Spain, State or Private School?

THE EDUCATION SYSTEM HERE IN SPAIN – PRIVATE AND STATE EDUCATION When looking at education in Spain, one problem many expat parents have is whether to enroll their children in a Spanish state school or one of the many options of private schools in Spain. Which Spanish education system should you choose? Choosing a school in…
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How to – Understand a Spanish Bank Account Number

Here is a simple explanation of how to understand your Spanish bank account number. Whether you are already living in Spain or are moving to Spain, it is a good idea to understand the different bank codes you may need. Spanish bank account numbers are made up of 20 digits. For example:  2100  2527  33…
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