Category Archives: Spanish

Paella with Chicken and Chorizo

Paella is a national of Spain, particularly in the Valencia area, made of rice, saffron, and additionally seafood, chicken, vegetables and sausages. Traditionally paella is served on Sundays or on March 19 which is St. Joseph Day. There are several versions of the origins of this dish, the first derives from the Latin word "patella" which translates to pan....
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Boquerones, Spanish Tapas with Anchovies

Boquerones is a type of Spanish appetizer (tapa) and the main ingredient is anchovies, small fish marinated in vinegar and olive oil. The first time I tried boquerones tapas was in Barcelona, you can find them everywhere in south of Spain, any bar or restaurant. This appetizer can be made with the addition of red marinated peppers, for example piquillo...
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Empanadas

Empanadas need no introduction - popular especially in Latin America and Europe, as well as southwest United States and southeast Asia. Empanadas like pirozhki are little pies with different fillings such as cheese, potatoes, carrots and other vegetables, minced or chopped pork, beef or chicken, shrimp, zucchini blossom, fruits, etc., the fillings are endless but generally...
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Fried chillies

For this recipe, you can change the pepper or chili depending on the amount of heat you want. I prefer something more mild but you can use jalepenos or even hotter peppers if you like. It's very easy and a traditional Spanish dish you'll find at many bars....
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Spanish Peppers Appetizer

Bright, fragrant, and flavorful appetizer from peppers,  perfectfor any holiday, party or a picnic. Very good with meat, fish. The longer the peppers marinated, the brighter and more expressive the peppers taste....
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Spicy Spanish Shrimp

Easy, quick recipe, lots of rich flavor, and spicy. I use fresh large pink shrimp and cooked them in a clay pot, but you can use frozen shrimp (thawed before cooking and dry on a napkin) and a frying pan, which holds heat for a long time. Serve the shrimp hot straight from the  pan....
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