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Lisa & Tony Sierra

Updated Articles and Resources

By Lisa & Tony Sierra

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Vina Eguia 2008 Crianza Wine Review Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Vina Eguia, a high quality Spanish crianza from La Rioja Alavesa, at a reasonable price
    • Marques de Caceres Crianza 2005 Wine Review Created: Wednesday, October 06, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      This crianza wine from La Rioja is ruby red and has fruit flavors; is medium-bodied, and fresh in the mouth. It is a traditional Spanish wine, perfect to pair with dinner or appetizers. Because it is fuller in body, it is best served during cooler weather.
    • Top Spanish Wines Under $20 Created: Saturday, November 14, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Spain continues to produce a wide variety of superior wines priced at $20 or less. Any would make fine additions to a holiday dinner or a family barbecue.
    • How to Cook Paella in the Kitchen Created: Sunday, February 10, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Paella is most often prepared outdoors over a fire, or barbecue, but it can be easily prepared in your kitchen. Use a large frying pan, a paella pan or an electric skillet to prepare paella on your...
    • Vegetarian Paella Recipe - Paella Vegetariana Created: Sunday, December 03, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Paella Vegetariana is a vegetarian version of Valencia’s signature rice dish. Instead of meat or seafood, vegetables fill in and create a tasty and satisfying vegetarian rice dish.
    • Ham Croquettes Recipe - Croquetas de Jamón Created: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Ham croquettes are a small, lightly breaded and fried sort of fritter. They are a sure hit as an appetizer or an afternoon snack.
    • Figs in Butter and Honey Recipe - Higos en Manteqilla y Miel Created: Saturday, September 10, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Traditional Spanish cuisine makes use of fresh or dried figs in many types of recipes. Fresh figs are very sweet and practically melt in your mouth. This fig recipe is easy and takes about 10 minut...
    • Peaches with Tuna Recipe - Melocoton con Atun Created: Sunday, September 11, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Tuna and mayonnaise combine to make an easy filling for canned peach halves. They are unusual flavors to pair, but definitely work. Make these peach halves as a quick, last-minute tapa, or first co...
    • Easy Toasts with Pate, Olives and Onions Recipe Created: Thursday, January 14, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      This easy tapa recipe can be made with a wide variety of toppings. Spread small pieces of toasted baguette with the pate of your choice, then top with cocktail onions, smoked salmon, green or black...
    • Peaches in Wine Recipe - Melocotones en Vino Created: Monday, August 11, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Peaches in Wine is a fresh-tasting dessert that is a fabulous finish to a summer dinner. Peaches provide the “taste of summer” while the wine and cinnamon give this dessert its zing. ...
    • Garlic Chicken & Sun Dried Tomatoes Recipe - Pollo al Ajillo con Tomates Secos Created: Monday, August 01, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 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...
    • Chicken and Rice Recipe - Arroz con Pollo Created: Monday, June 04, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Spanish Chicken and Rice Recipe. Spanish Food.
    • Pasta in Chorizo & Tomato Sauce Recipe - Macaroni en Salsa de Tomate con Chorizo Created: Thursday, June 05, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 14, 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...
    • Polvorones Recipe - Almond Cookies Created: Saturday, November 18, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Rich and crumbly these traditional
    • Easy Chicken Breast with Tomato Sauce Recipe - Pollo en Salsa de Tomate Created: Friday, June 20, 2008 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 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
    • Spanish Hot Chocolate Recipe - Chocolate Caliente Created: Monday, June 04, 2007 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      The Spanish are known to be. Spanish Food.
    • Magdalenas Recipe - Spanish Cupcakes Created: Saturday, September 22, 2007 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 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...
    • Gazpacho Andaluz Recipe - Andalusian Cold Tomato Soup Created: Sunday, September 24, 2006 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 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...
    • Spanish Garlic Mayonnaise Recipe - Alioli Sauce Created: Saturday, September 23, 2006 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      This sauce originated in Cataluna and has spread all over Spain. The name comes from the Catalan words for the two main ingredients all (garlic) and oli (oil).
    • Cilantro Green Sauce Recipe – Mojo de Cilantro Created: Thursday, June 26, 2008 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      In the Canary Islands, mojos or sauces are made with vinegar and oil and served cold, as an accompaniment to potatoes, meat and fish. This mojo is made with cilantro and garlic.
    • Spanish Fried Cauliflower Recipe - Coliflor Rebozada Created: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 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...
    • Mantecados Recipe - Traditional Spanish Crumble Cakes Created: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      As their name suggests, these traditional Spanish crumble cakes or
    • Ham, Cheese and Chorizo with Bread Recipe - Jamón, Queso y Chorizo con Pan Created: Sunday, November 19, 2006 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      This is a simple, but delicious appetizer, or tapa, using ham, cheese, and Spanish chorizo (not Mexican chorizo).
    • Cod Fish with Tomato Sauce Recipe - Bacalao con Tomate Created: Sunday, November 19, 2006 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      Recipe for the Spanish Bacalao con Tomate, or Cod Fish with Tomato Sauce
    • How to Make Creamy Apple Tart Step-by-Step Created: Friday, November 11, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Different from a traditional fruit pie, this apple tart has a flaky puff pastry shell filled with fresh apple slices and a cream-egg mixture. The Spanish Creamy Apple Tart is light and not overly s...
    • How to Roast Suckling Lamb or Lechazo Asado Created: Monday, May 09, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      How to Roast Suckling Lamb or Lechazo Asado. The Spanish love roast suckling lamb, especially in Central and Northern Spain. It is simple to roast a suckling lamb. If it's not available from your b...
    • al pil-pil Created: Thursday, September 28, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      al pil-pil means that the item has been prepare in a particular kind of sauce, originating in the Basque country.
    • Definition of Alioli Created: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      An emulsion sauce made with garlic and olive oil. Eggs are usually added for stability. It is like a garlic mayonnaise.
    • Asado Created: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      This simple means "roast" or "roasted."
    • Cocido Created: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Cocidos are eaten all over Spain. What are they?
    • Cazuela Created: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      This simply means "casserole" or "saucepan."
    • Carne Created: Saturday, April 21, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Spanish for "Meat" and can refer to beef, pork and lamb.

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