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    • Easy Chicken Breast with Tomato Sauce Recipe - Pollo en Salsa de Tomate Created: Friday, June 20, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Chicken breasts never tasted so good as this Chicken in Tomato Sauce Recipe! Boneless, skinless chicken breast is pan fried in olive oil. Create a "sofrito" of canned crushed tomatoes, onions, mus...
    • Garlic Shrimp Tapa Recipe - Gambas al Ajillo Created: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      One of the most common "tapas" of Spain, "gambas al ajillo" is a quick, easy recipe, FULL of garlic flavor. If you go out for tapas in Spain and don't try this, you haven't tried tapas! Prepare thi...
    • What are Tapas? Created: Friday, September 29, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Tapas are snacks, canapés or finger food that originated in Spain. Tapas come in many different forms and can vary from town to town! But, what ARE they? Read on and find out.
    • Spanish Hot Chocolate Recipe - Chocolate Caliente Created: Monday, June 04, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The Spanish are known to be "locos" for chocolate, since they “discovered” it in the New World 500 years ago. As in centuries past, today the Spanish drink rich, thick hot chocolate fo...
    • Magdalenas Recipe - Spanish Cupcakes Created: Saturday, September 22, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      ”Magdalenas” are small, slightly lemony, sweet little cakes. They are rich-tasting, but are light and fluffy at the same time. The Spanish in every region of the country enjoy eating "m...
    • Romesco Sauce Recipe - Salsa Romesco Created: Saturday, July 26, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Romesco sauce originates from Tarragona, in Northeastern Spain. It is said that the fishermen of the area made it to eat with fish. It is great with seafood, but is a tasty sauce to accompany meat...
    • Gazpacho Andaluz Recipe - Andalusian Cold Tomato Soup Created: Sunday, September 24, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      "Gazpacho" is a wonderful way to cool off and to start a meal on a hot summer day. Although we translate the word "gazpacho" into English as “tomato soup,” it is nothing like hot toma...
    • Classic Vanilla Flan Recipe - Vanilla Custard with Caramel Sauce Created: Sunday, September 24, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      "Flan" is a vanilla egg custard, topped with caramel sauce. It is a Spanish classic and one of the most popular desserts, served everywhere in Spain. "Flan" is a great finish to a scrumptious meal ...
    • Bravas Potatoes Recipe - Patatas Bravas Created: Sunday, November 05, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      "Patatas Bravas" or Bravas Potatoes is one of the classic Spanish tapas dishes and is served in bars all over Spain. It has a slight bite to the sauce and keeps you dipping your potatoes for more....
    • Spanish Garlic Mayonnaise Recipe - Alioli Sauce Created: Saturday, September 23, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      "Alioli," a popular Spanish sauce, often served with meats and fish, vegetables or tapas. It is an emulsion sauce traditionally made with just garlic and olive oil, eggs are usually added to it to...
    • Chicken and Rice Recipe - Arroz con Pollo Created: Monday, June 04, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      "Arroz con pollo" or Chicken and Rice is a Spanish classic, and is popular in Spain and Latin America. There are many different versions, so this recipe is a basic starter version.
    • Crema Catalana Recipe – How to Make Crema Catalana Created: Monday, March 19, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      "Crema Catalana" or Catalan Cream is the Catalan version of the very creamy and delicate French dessert, "crème brulée." It is also called "Crema de Sant Josep," or St. Joseph’...
    • Valencian Paella Recipe - Paella Valenciana Created: Sunday, December 03, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      There are as many versions of paella as there are cooks! Paella Valenciana is the traditional version of Valencia’s signature rice dish with rabbit, chicken and snails. Learn how to prepare...
    • Seafood Paella Recipe - Paella de Marisco Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Seafood Paella is probably the most famous and popular Spanish dish. It is from the Valencia region on the Mediterranean coast of Spain, south of Cataluna. Valencia is known for its rice dishes, li...
    • Ham Croquettes Recipe - Croquetas de Jamón Created: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      "Croquetas" - croquettes are small, lightly breaded and fried sort of fritter. They are a sure hit as an appetizer or an afternoon snack with a glass of beer or wine. They are creamy and smooth a...
    • What is Spanish Chorizo? Created: Friday, September 29, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Chorizo is a sausage that has many different varieties and is eaten all over Spain, made with pork meat and paprika.
    • Top Spanish Desserts Created: Friday, May 23, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Spanish "pastelerias" or pastry shops are truly incredible and it seems that there is one on every corner in Spain. Passing by, you'll see a variety of beautiful, mouth-watering, hand-made pastrie...
    • Spanish Tomato Sauce Recipe - Sofrito Created: Sunday, February 04, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      "Sofrito" is a basic tomato sauce that is made all over Spain. Tomatoes, onions, garlic green peppers and olive oil are sautéed in a frying pan, so that the acid in the tomatoes mellows and...
    • Pasta in Chorizo & Tomato Sauce Recipe - Macaroni en Salsa de Tomate con Chorizo Created: Thursday, June 05, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Although Italy is known for pasta dishes not Spain, macaroni, penne and spaghetti are often eaten in Spanish homes with a typically Spanish twist to the sauce – Spanish chorizo sausage and Sp...
    • Easy Egg Custard Recipe Created: Sunday, May 18, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Many Spanish desserts are filled with this rich, creamy egg custard. Cooks at home also use it to fill Spanish pastries like "bunuelos" or Basque "pantxineta."
    • What are Spanish Breakfast Foods? Created: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Spanish eat a large midday meal, but start the day off with a simple morning meal. Learn how to eat like a Spaniard starting from the moment you arise.
    • Polvorones Recipe - Almond Cookies Created: Saturday, November 18, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Rich and crumbly these traditional "polvorones," (Almond Cookies) are delicious cookies, especially popular at during the Christmas season. They are very rich and practically melt in your mouth!
    • Spanish Lentil Soup Recipe - Sopa de Lentejas Created: Thursday, November 13, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Lentil soup is a traditional first course in Spain. It is easy, tasty and full of nutrients, too. Lentils and cooked with carrots, potatoes and garlic, among other vegetables and combine to make ...
    • How to Make Cafe con Leche - Coffee with Milk Created: Friday, May 04, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Have you ever wondered how to prepare at home the same delicious espresso coffee you had in Spain (or other European countries) or what the Spanish eat with that wonderful coffee to start their day...
    • Garlic Chicken & Sun Dried Tomatoes Recipe - Pollo al Ajillo con Tomates Secos Created: Monday, August 01, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      This Spanish chicken dish is as easy as it is attractive, with bright red sun-dried tomatoes and green basil. Garlic and sun-dried tomatoes are sautéed together and mixed with chicken breast...
    • Mantecados Recipe - Traditional Spanish Crumble Cakes Created: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      As their name suggests, these traditional Spanish crumble cakes or "mantecados" crumble very easily. In fact, they are so soft, they will literally melt in your mouth. Light and full of flavor, w...
    • Madrid-Style Tripe Recipe - Callos Madrilenos Created: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Beef tripe, "callos" in Spanish is a very traditional dish in Madrid. "Callos" have been served in taverns and family dining tables for centuries. Like all traditional dishes, there are many variat...
    • Rice Pudding Recipe - Arroz con Leche Created: Thursday, June 07, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Rice pudding, or in Spanish "arroz con leche" is a typical dish served in households all over Spain. It is rich and sweet with a touch of lemon flavor. It is a very easy recipe and can be served ...
    • Tomato Bread Recipe – How to Make Pan Con Tomate Created: Friday, March 30, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Tomato Bread is simply toasted bread rubbed with fresh garlic and ripe tomato, then drizzled with olive oil and a bit of salt. It can be eaten by itself, but is often topped with cheese, ham or sau...
    • How to Make Spanish Flan - Vanilla Custard with Caramel Sauce Created: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Flan is the classic Spanish Vanilla Custard with Caramel Sauce. Although it is impressive to watch the flan popped out of the mold with the caramel sauce dripping down onto the plate, it is easy to...
    • Spanish Fried Cauliflower Recipe - Coliflor Rebozada Created: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      This fried cauliflower recipe makes a lightly fried cauliflower without heavy breading by quickly dipping the florets in beaten egg and (optionally) dusting with flour before they are popped into t...
    • Spanish Potato Salad Recipe - Ensaladilla Rusa Created: Friday, May 18, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Spanish potato salad is very different than the typical American version, including its name - "ensaladilla rusa" or Russian Salad. It's a very tasty variation to try the next time you have a BBQ.

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