Tapas and Bar Snacks
Fluffy, light, salt cod and potato fritters
Shrimp with garlic
The ultra popular bar snack.
An iconic dish, popular all over Spain.
Shrimp and garbanzo flour fritters from Cádiz.
Marinated, fried fish from Andalucia.
My take on the classic Galician octopus dish.
Vegetable Sides and Starters
Simple Andaluz preparation of eggplant with honey
Cardoons in a light sauce with jamón.
The Catalan answer to French ratatouille
A saucy cauliflower recipe from my mother in law.
Ember roasted vegetables from Catalonia.
Rice, Pasta, and Legumes
Seafood pasta dish that's extremely popular in Coastal Catalonia
Hearty Catalan rice featuring wild mushrooms, typical for autumn.
"Black Rice" featuring cuttlefish and squid, and colored by their ink.
This rice dish with seafood and rabbit is perhaps the most iconic dish in all of Spanish cuisine.
Meat filled baked pasta for the day after Christmas.
Hearty comfort food popular throughout all of Spain.
Simple, hearty Galician preparation of beans with clams
Simple fava bean stew. One of the most popular spring time dishes in Catalonia.
Hearty Catalan mushroom and bean dish, typical in autumn.
Tips and Techniques
how to fix a broken Aioli, including an instructional video
A look at one of the basic building blocks in cooking throughout Spain
How to make chicken stock, vegetable stock, and seafood stocks - essential ingredients for other recipes
A quick video lesson
Tools and Ingredients
The earthenware cooking and serving vessels used all over Spain
The famous smoked paprika, essential to so many classic Spanish foods
The special rice grown in Valencia, essential for a number of traditional Spanish dishes, such as paella.
The "saffron milk cap," a special mushroom revered by the Catalans, and loved throughout Spain.
Lighter Fare and Starters
Very old, traditional, cold, almond and bread soup.
A thick, hearty, cold, tomato and bread soup.
A classic version and a fruit version of the famous cold soup.
Pa amb TomàquetCatalan Tomato bread
Nontraditional, satisfying summer fare.
A simple light Catalan salad of bacalao (salt cod).
Light, colorful and refreshing Galician starter
Salad of mixed seafood, popular all over coastal Spain
Raciones | Larger Plates
Traditional Galician empanada with a cornmeal crust and fresh seafood filling.
The famous empanada, including a simple dough recipe, and a filling based on tuna.
Delicious, melt-in-your-mouth, Catalan recipe
A hearty, popular dish to use up day old bread with a variety of cured meats.
Unique Catalan dish of shrimp in a savory chocolate sauce.
This is a very common and traditional Catalan preparation for stuffed squid.
A very hearty meat dish popular on Christmas in Catalonia. Also includes a recipe for Sopa de Galets, the soup typically served alongside it.
Galician tripe stew with garbanzos, pig's feet, and chorizo
Catalan style beef tongue with wild mushrooms
Simple grilled sardines, popular in much of coastal Spain, but for me, the taste of Galicia
Battered and fried whole sardines
Traditional and popular fish preparation for the warm months
A Galician preparation of mushrooms with clams
The well-known Basque salt cod dish with a special sauce and cooking technique
Light and delicious Catalan fish stew with potatoes and a light tomato broth
Monkfish braised in a garlicy tomato sauce
Postres | Sweets
A rich, nutty, fall twist on the ubiquitous dessert, using chestnuts to make the custard base.
Several variations of Catalan almond cookies traditionally served for All Saints Day
A very simple fried custard popular all over Spain
Galician blood crepes with dried figs and raisins
Citrusy shortbread cookie popular all over Spain, especially for Christmas. Originally from Andalucia
Extremely popular around the entire country, a very crumbly cookie with lard, cinnamon, and sesame seeds.