A taste of Spain

Explore the bold flavours of Spain and bring a little sunshine to the table with this collection of articles and Spanish recipes.

A taste of Spain

Recipes

Tortilla

Tortilla

A recipe by Omar Allibhoy, Head Chef at El Pirata de Tapas. A classic Spanish side dish, tortilla are surprisingly simple to make – and once you know how, you’ll make them again and again.

Spanish chicken and rice

Spanish chicken and rice

Give this speedy, tasty paella a go. You can try using chicken thighs for this recipe, as they’re often cheaper than breasts.

Mussels with chorizo

Mussels with chorizo

Seafood with pork is a very Iberian pairing. The sweetness of one plays very well off the fatty saltiness of the other.

Spanish chicken and potato stew

Spanish chicken and potato stew

Spicy chorizo sausage gives this Spanish chicken recipe its distinctive flavour and rich colour. Make it in advance and freeze for when you can't find time to cook.

Grilled mackerel with potato and chorizo hash

Grilled mackerel with potato and chorizo hash

A wonderfully filling mackerel recipe with a hint of Spain.

Razor clams and blood oranges

Razor clams and blood oranges

This fresh, light Spanish recipe with blood oranges can be made using squid if you can't find razor clams.

Paprika and chorizo baked eggs

Paprika and chorizo baked eggs

Try a taste of Spain with these wonderful eggs spiced with chorizo, paprika, Serrano ham, peppers and chilli.

Hot chocolate with churros

Hot chocolate with churros

Churros are sweet doughy snacks that originate from Spain. These treats are fried then dipped in rich hot chocolate – very nice and a bit naughty.

Chicken, broad bean and chorizo rice

Chicken, broad bean and chorizo rice

This authentic paella recipe is a solid meal and a mouth-watering treat.

Chicken and chorizo wraps

Chicken and chorizo wraps

Simple wraps with Spanish flavours; you can replace the meat with haloumi and vegetables.

Salmorejo

Salmorejo

Fans of gazpacho will love salmorejo - a thicker version of the famous Spanish chilled soup.

Chicken and chorizo paella

Chicken and chorizo paella

A lovely paella that will make you dream of sunny Spain. Ready in 45 minutes, at around £2.50 a head, it won't break the bank either.

Spanish cocido

Spanish cocido

Celebrate the Spanish pace of life with this leisurely stew recipe with a difference.

Spanish-style chickpea, chorizo and parsley sauté

Spanish-style chickpea, chorizo and parsley sauté

This is a fabulous and flavoursome Spanish-inspired dish. Serve it with other Spanish dishes as a tapas feast Click here for more Spanish inspiration

 


Articles

Food for thought: Omar Allibhoy, head chef at El Pirata de Tapas

Food for thought: Omar Allibhoy, head chef at El Pirata de Tapas

Craig Butcher reviews El Pirata de Tapas and chats with head chef Omar Allibhoy – protégé of El Bulli’s Ferran Adria – to learn just how easy it is to make superb tapas at home.

 

It's not just Manchego, amigo

It's not just Manchego, amigo

Want to know a fideua from paella? Ex-ex-pat Jo Gallagher tries Rachel McCormack's Catalan cookery class to see if the cuisine is as authentic as the meals she ate in the kitchens of Catalunya.

Spanish menu for six

Spanish menu for six

This menu takes its inspiration from Spain, with a few more far-flung flavours added for good measure (and a local hero in the form of purple sprouting broccoli). The cocido is a special dish because it's versatile...

Recipes with chorizo

Recipes with chorizo

Have some chorizo lurking in your fridge but not sure what to do with it? Our chorizo recipes make the most of the intense flavour of this Spanish sausage and, what's more, a little goes a long way. Go on, put a taste of Spain in your supper.

 

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cchaco

February 14

I'm spanish from catalonia and I didn't know that spanish cuisine use so much chorizo. Mussels with chorizo? Fish with chorizo? Cocido is not a stew!!!!!

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