Pisto is basically the Spanish version of ratatouille (stewed vegetables), and it's one of my husband's favorite dishes. It sounds remarkably simple, but like most simple dishes in Spain there are excellent versions and terrible ones. The trick, as usual, is the quality of your … [Read more...]
I love to cook and my recipes are a reflection of the Spanish classics (mostly from my Andalusian mother-in-law) and my love for travel. For simple Spanish recipes with an occasional twist, you're in the right place!
I don't know about you all, but I am still reeling from the parade of holiday deliciousness that was the Christmas holidays. Seemingly unending feasts of sweet almond turrón were topped only by the downright irresistible cream-filled King's Cakes. After all of that epic … [Read more...]
I was always afraid of making Crema Catalana for some reason. This quintessential Spanish dessert just seemed too complicated. But it turns out that making homemade Crema Catalana could not be easier. Apart from having to wait for the custard to chill, there's nothing difficult … [Read more...]
Frisuelos were one of my favorite discoveries during our epic Asturias trip last summer. These Spanish style crepes are typical of northern Spain, where they originate in Asturias and León. We tried them filled with pastry cream for dessert one night, and I was hooked! I decided … [Read more...]
In my house winter means hot soups-- and most nights quick and easy bean soups are my go-to meal. Caldo Gallego is one of Galicia's (a part of northwestern Spain) signature stews. Rich and delicious, it usually features ham hock, root vegetables, turnip greens and creamy local … [Read more...]