An early morning post from Belle Isle in Northern Ireland. Have a good weekend!
An interesting project by Spanish graphic designers Ana Dominguez and Omar Sosa and photographer Nacho Alegre.
And Happy New Year to all the happy bloggers!!
Escabeche (Pickled) is a traditional way of preserving food in Spain. This technique can be used for meats and fish. And not only preserves food, it also gives a beautiful combination of flavours to the meat.
Back at home, it was great to open the fridge and find those Trouts in Escabeche or Quails in Escabeche… Here in Dublin, I made before chicken and salmon in Escabeche and the result is always impressive. It is easy, healthy and handy as it last in perfect conditions in the fridge for more than a week.
Music by Fatboy Slim. Weapon of Choice…and Christopher Walken dancing.
Thanks Paul and Rosa for the rabbit!
It has been a very busy and interesting November. A few days of holidays in Spain, 2 weeks travelling in Northern India and a weekend at Ballymaloe Cooking School. I might post some of the India pictures soon…
It is time to go back to the kitchen. And, as Christmas is coming, I will start with a Spanish traditional Christmas sweet.
Mantecadas are made with lard (manteca). And it gives a different texture, they melt in your mouth.
Delicious with a good coffee. I had 7 or 8 since yesterday.
Not the healthier option but who is 100% healthy in this period of the year?
Music by Monster and Men…Little Talks.
Together with the cockles Empanada this is my favorite. I am mad about Salty Cod. It has a beautiful flavour and texture. Very different to the fresh one.
And this Empanada…with the raising contrast…and the Pimenton touch… And it gets better the next day when the pastry has absorbed all the flavours.
Enjoy it with a cold Albariño.
Music…Over and Over by Morcheeba