Joy Of Spanish Cooking

TAPAS

Tapas are a variety of appetizers and snacks. Very typical of Spanish cuisine.

Brie Bite

Hola!!! Tapas tapas!! Oh! I love them, I love jumping from bar to bar in Spain for tapas. You can have a beer or a glass of wine with a tapa for about $3. Fantastic right? Yes! That’s why I love it. And in the spring and summer, it’s even better! You can sit outside and enjoy the …

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Arróz Negro – Black Squid Ink Rice

  Holaaaa! This dish is traditionally made with rice, cuttlefish (sepia) and the ink of the cuttlefish. I used squid instead of the cuttlefish. In Spain when you go to the fish store and you ask for cuttlefish, the fishmonger will ask you if you want the ink. If you are planning on making black …

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Peppers del Padrón

Holaaa and Happy New Year!!!! I hope you all had a great holiday and a great beginning to 2017! I went to Spain for Christmas and while there, I had a popular tapa called  Peppers al Padrón, “Pimientos del Padrón” in Spanish. The peppers are from El Padrón, a town in the northwest region of Galicia. When I came …

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Arroz de Bacalao (Rice with Cod)

Hola! I’ve been wanting to cook this recipe for a long time… because it is something that is super easy, super fast and super delicious. I like to go to the market and see what’s new and fresh in the seafood department, actually I like to look for new ingredients in all of the departments. …

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Croquetas de Chickpeas

Hola!! I love croquettes. As you can see on my blog, I already have several different varieties of croquetas (croquettes). In Spain, they are very popular. They make a great dinner component for kids and also a great tapa or appetizer. The most popular variety are chicken croquetas. Like a lot of Spaniards, I love finger food, and these …

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SHRIMP, TOMATO AND PEPPER IN PEACH SAUCE.

Hola hola!! I am back from Spain and I am alive! I had such a wonderful time with family and friends in Spain. The wedding day was the BEST, BEST day of my life! It was awesome, and I don’t have the words to properly describe it. I’m sorry that I haven’t posted anything in a while, …

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