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Rioja-Style Chicken Recipe – Pollo a la Riojana

Rioja-Style Chicken Recipe – Pollo a la Riojana This chicken recipe comes from the region of La Rioja, in the North of Spain, hence the name “Pollo a la Riojana” or Rioja-Style Chicken. It is a region well-known for its wine production.   Ingredients 1 chicken, cut into 8 pieces, OR 8 pieces of legs…
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Where to go for a English Breakfast in Benidorm

Where to go for a English Breakfast in Benidorm These places are listed in no particular order and have been recommended by Benidorm Seriously Facebook Group Members. Bar Mallorca Baxters British Bar Bodhran Irish Bar Cafe 23 Corner Bar Harbour View Cafe Bar Bistro Ibiza 21 Bar Breakfasts at Ibiza 21 come with a choice…
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TOP 10 FOODS TO TRY IN SPAIN

Gazpacho The reddest, ripest tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, bread, peppers and cucumber are blended until silky smooth, then chilled and poured into bowls or glasses. So delicious, so refreshing. In Andalucía in southern Spain, people have it every day in summer and there is always a jug on the counter in tapas bars. Also try salmorejo,…
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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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The Best Sunday Lunch in Benidorm

The Best Sunday Lunch in Benidorm These places are listed in no particular order and have been recommended by Benidorm Seriously Facebook Group Members. 3B48 Soul Bar Sunday kitchen this week! Homemade Yorkshire’s, homemade roasties, mash potato with REAL butter and seasoning. 3 veg, stuffing and meat juice gravy. OR Homemade Stew & dumplings with…
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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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Melon Soup with Serrano Ham

This is a wonderful delicious creamy cold soup perfect for the summer months. Ingredients 1 Cantaloupe Melon 8 Slices Serrano Ham 1 Large Cucumber 3 tbsp Cider Vinegar Zest of half a lemon Pinch of salt 3/4 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Method Cut the melon in half, remove the seeds and the skin,…
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Easy Mojito Recipe

Easy Mojito Recipe A classic Mojito is made with rum (traditionally white), sugar, lime, mint, ice and soda water, served in a highball glass. The key with this drink is balance: you want to be able to taste each element, with each working in harmony. Ingredients Ice 6 ounces light rum 12 mint sprigs, or spearmint, 8…
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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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GLAZED CHORIZO

GLAZED CHORIZO Not a traditional Spanish Tapas but one of our favourites. This serves 4 as a tapas dish or something to nibble on with a glass of wine.   Ingredients 250g chorizo sausage 2 garlic cloves 2 tablespoon honey 4 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Olive oil Method Chop the chorizo into 2cm rounds, peeling off…
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Tapas – Padron Peppers

Tapas – Padron Peppers Padron peppers are best enjoyed as an appetizer prepared in the most simple way by cooking in a hot olive oil coated frying pan and sprinkled with sea salt before serving. Recipe Type: Appetizer Serves: 4 Ingredients 2 generous cups of Padron peppers 1-2 tablespoons olive oil Sea salt for sprinkling…
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Spanish Tapas Baby Calamari with Garlic and Parsley

Spanish Tapas Baby Calamari with Garlic and Parsley Serves 6 as a snack 500g/1lb 2oz baby calamari/ squid 3 cloves of garlic large handfull of parsley 1 lemon Your absolute favorite, most flavorful extra virgin olive oil sea salt to taste   METHOD: Firstly, prepare the garlic, parsley and lemon. The lemon should be cut into wedges…
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Homemade Caramel Vodka

Homemade Caramel Vodka INGREDIENTS You will need a bottle of vodka (the cheap stuff is fine, but Smirnoff is tastier) a packet of Werther’s Original (approx. 135g) and a sterilised Mason Jar. Method Simply mix the bottle vodka with a packet of Werther’s Original sweets in a mason jar.  Cut the sweets up for a quicker and stronger infusion. Shake every few hours…
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Tostada con Tomate y Jamon

Tostada con Tomate y Jamon Found in every single Spanish restaurant and tapas bar, simple and tasty 4 tomatoes, chopped 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil salt pepper sliced baguette 5 -6 slices serrano ham DIRECTIONS Mix together the chopped tomatoes, garlic glove, olive oil, salt and pepper. Keep in the fridge…
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Spanish words for in the Kitchen

Spanish words for in the Kitchen Spanish words for Fruit, Vegetables and Nuts in Spanish Almond – Almendra Artichokes – Alcachofas Asparagus – Esparragos Aubergine – Berenjena Avocado – Aguacate Banana – Platano Basil – Albahaca Bay leaves – Laurel Cabbage – Col Carrots – Zanahorias Cauliflower – Coliflor Cherries – Cerezas Chickpeas – Garbanzas…
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Spanish Sunday Roast – Roast Pork Shoulder with Spanish rice

Spanish Sunday Roast – Roast Pork Shoulder with Spanish rice Recipe Ingredients Sofrito 1/4 Cup  1 green pepper, minced 1 onion, minced 1/2 bunch coriandor, chopped 1/4 cup olive oil 1 (5-pound) pork shoulder 12 whole garlic cloves, slightly smash 3 envelops (1 1/2 tablespoons) sazon seasoning 1/4 cup diced onions 2 tablespoon butter 2 envelopes…
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Andalusian white garlic soup.

Andalusian White Garlic Soup Ajo Blanco soup Ice cold, refreshing and a delicious alternative to gazpacho. Here is how to make Andalusian white garlic soup. Ingredients (Serves four): 100 grs of raw peeled almonds, 2 garlic cloves, 30 ml of jerez vinegar, 100 grs of yesterday’s white bread (no crust), 100 ml of extra virgin…
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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 Grilled Shrimp & Sausage Skewers with Paprika Glaze

GRILLED SHRIMP AND SAUSAGE SKEWERS WITH SMOKY PAPRIKA GLAZE INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup olive oil 4 large garlic cloves, pressed 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme 5 teaspoons smoked paprika – Sometimes labeled Pimentón Dulce or Pimentón de La Vera Dulce; 4 teaspoons Sherry wine vinegar 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon…
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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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