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Tapas for everyone!

Posted by Paloma Barreno on

What are Tapas exactly? There's really no definitive answer. It is not a particular type of food. Anything can be tapas - paella, croquettes, a chunk of tuna, olives, anchovies, ham and cheese on toast... As long as it is small and served with your drink (either free or at a surcharge), it is tapas. Would you like to try them at home? Check our Top Spaniard Tapas Recipes! 1. Manchego cheese with Quince paste Just cut triangles of Manchego cheese and lay on top thinner slices of quince paste (membrillo) of the same size. Eat them with this classical Spaniard...

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Tortilla de Patatas - Spanish Omelette

Posted by Paloma Barreno on

The Queen of the Spaniard tapas! Every single bar in Spain serves Tortilla de Patatas. For breakfast, before lunch, or before dinner a "pincho de tortilla" is a must. And every single cook has his own version. This is my version; the one I use to cook every Sunday, with my mom and my uncle José Luis' influences. I hope you enjoy it!     Yield: 4 servings (2 tortillas)     Ingredients: - 4 medium size potatoes - Salt - 7 large eggs - 1 onion - Extra Virgin Olive Oil     Preparation: Peel the potatoes and rinse them under cold...

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Truffle Tagliolini with Chickpeas and Green Onions

Posted by Franci Earth on

Today, June 2nd is the “Festa della Repubblica”. It is the Italian national holiday and commemorates the institutional referendum of 1946 that decided what form of government, monarchy or republic, to give to the country after the Second World War. After 85 years of monarchy, Italy became a Republic and the monarchs of the House of Savoy were deposed and exiled. Italian people celebrates this national Holiday all over the world and I have prepared a delicate and different pasta recipe to join them. I hope you like it! Yield: 4 servings Time:  35 minutes Ingredients: - 17.6 oz (500...

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Paccheri with Trapanese Pesto

Posted by Franci Earth on

PACCHERI WITH TRAPANESE PESTO Yield: 4 servings Time:  30 minutes Ingredients: - ‘e Miez Paccheri -  Trapanese Pesto Sauce  - 2 spoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Selection Unfiltered - 2 spoons of Salt - Basil - One cup of grated Pecorino Romano cheese Instructions: Cook the pasta in abundant boiling salty water. Make sure to stir occasionally. While the pasta is cooking, heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium skillet. Add the Trapanese Pesto Sauce and some leaves of basil. When the paccheri are ready, drain them, and add it into the pan. Stir during 45 seconds...

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Cocoa Farfalle with Walnuts and Blue Cheese Sauce

Posted by Franci Earth on

You are going to surprise your mom with this recipe! The coolest pasta you can imagine with walnuts and the blue cheese you would rather. My favorite one is Gorgonzola (I can't hide that I'm Italian!), but the recipe also works fine with Roquefort, Cabrales, Valdeon, or Stilton cheese.   Yield: 4 servings Time:  35 minutes Ingredients: - 1.1 lb of Farfalle with Cocoa (2 bags) - 7 oz of walnuts - 0.7 oz of pine nuts - 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil with orange zest - 1 peeled garlic clove - 1 oz of grated Parmesan cheese...

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