Category: Spanish

Galician Pork and Vegetable Stew 1

Galician Pork and Vegetable Stew

The Bon Apetit recipes I’ve been using lately never had failed me, everything was spot on like this recipe that we had for today, the Galician Pork and Vegetable Stew. Before we head on to what this dish is all about let me introduce you to Galician cuisine, though I am...

Spanish Style Tuyo Sardines 1

Spanish Style Tuyo Sardines

This Spanish Style Tuyo Sardines is the simplest way to make your Spanish sardines at home, you don’t even need a pressure cooker to make them. I heard this method of preparing this from my friend here in New Zealand, apparently she knows someone who do this for a living...

Gambas 1

Gambas

Gambas or “Gambas al Ajillo” is a type of Spanish tapas that is made out of flash fried shrimps with garlic and chillies. Though it is consumed as tapas in Spain, in Philippines it can be also served as a side dish or as mains accompanied with rice, it is also...

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Sangria

Sangria is an alcoholic beverage made out of red wine, fruit juices, soda water, fruit, some sweetener and sometimes brandy. It is a typical summer drink in Spain and Portugal which is named after the Spanish and Portuguese word “bloodletting” due to is dark-red colour. Sangria also is popular in...

Nougat 1

Nougat

Nougat is a type of confectionary made out of sugar, honey, egg whites and nuts usually served shaped as a bar or a cube. There are three types of this confectionary where it differs a lot in colour, the most common one is the white nougat, the second is a...

Escabeche 1

Escabeche

Escabeche, the sweet and sour version of the Western World, introduced by the Spanish to the Philippines during the 1500′s. It is a typical Mediterranean cuisine and which made out of poached or fried fish then marinated in an acidic mixture like vinegar or any citric juice before serving. Having...

Coliflor Rebozada 1

Coliflor Rebozada

Coliflor Rebozada is a Spanish dish categorized as a light tapa or side dish which is made out of cauliflower florets dipped in a egg and dusted with a light batter made out of seasoned flour.  I first tried this in when I was still studying at the university and...

Callos 1

Callos

Tripe came from the Italian word “trippa” which is a type of offal from the stomachs of various animals such as the cows and pigs. The most common one used for cooking is the beef tripe and it is used in different countries such as France who have Andouille and...

Mechado 2

Mechado

Mechado is a popular dish Philippines that is made out of slowly braised beef and tomatoes, it might look like the other popular Philippine tomato sauce based dishes like Afritada, Kaldereta or Codico but due to the addition of vinegar/lemon juice and soy sauce this gives it a distinct flavour...

Chicken Empanada 2

Chicken Empanada

Empanada is a baked or fried pastry stuffed with meats, vegetables or fruits. The word came from the Spanish word “empanar” which means bread. A dish that originated in Galicia, Spain and Portugal during the 1520 and was derived from the Arabic meat filled pies called samosa (similar to how...