Category: Spanish

Jambalaya 1

Jambalaya

Jambalaya is an American (Louisiana) dish heavily influenced by the Spanish and French cuisine. A dish that have big similarities to paella or arroz con pollo it is also made out of rice cooked with an array of vegetables and meats like chicken, seafood and sausages, the big difference is...

Beef Salpicao 1

Beef Salpicao

Beef Salpicao is a Spanish inspired Filipino dish consisting of grilled beef cubes cooked popularly in two ways, one loaded with peppers and another one loaded with garlic. I guess the reasons behind this two different versions are its original Spanish definitions. One from coming from the word “salpicar” which...

Champinones al Ajillo (Garlic Mushrooms) 1

Champinones al Ajillo (Garlic Mushrooms)

Champiñones al Ajillo or Garlic Mushrooms in English is a very popular Spanish tapas dish which is sautéed mushrooms with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and chillies. But this dish is not popular only in Spain but as well as Philippines most probably because of their Spanish influence. This is...

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...

Sangria 2

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 dish which is made out of poached or fried fish marinated in an acidic mixture like vinegar or any citric juice before serving.  Having said...

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...