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
Patatas Bravas are a lovely and simple dish. It is usually served as a Tapa, and free in many places when you get a beer.
The secret is the sauce and crispy potatoes. I have to say I am very proud of my sauce, it transported me to a Madrid bar with the first bite.
And with a very Spanish dish is coming a very Spanish musician, and one of the greatest guitarists: Paco de Lucia playing Entre Dos Aguas
A very typical Spanish dish. Tortilla de Patata. And full of controversy. In Spain we are divided about everything. Onion or not onion in the Tortilla. I like both.
This is a different way of presenting it with the sweet pepper flavour as a plus. Can be served as Tapas or as main course is you use bigger peppers.
*Try adding a bit of Chorizo to the potato/egg mix.
The music. Happy song with sad lyrics. And the demonstrators anthem at People’s Park, Berkeley, in 1969. Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival.
It all started in a bad way. I wasn’t happy at all with the Mojo Verde when I tried on its own. It was quite strong and bitter. Then, I didn’t like any of the pictures I took. The picture is not great anyway.
But, when I tried the salad all changed. The peas and potatoes sweetness combined extremely well with the Mojo Verde. Also the temperature contrast between the Mojo Verde and the warm potatoes and peas enhance the flavours. You will be surprised if you try.
I tried this recipe a couple of years ago in Logroño. I liked its simplicity and freshness, specially after a good few glasses of wine.
If you go to Logroño, you can’t miss the area called Calle Laurel. A paradise for wine and tapas lovers.
Today’s song is from Seasick Steve. A great artist who gives everything on the stage. I met him a couple of years ago and we had a very funny conversation.
I had in mind this recipe for a while. Finally, after my short trip to Madrid, I have all the ingredients ready.
Torta del Casar is one of my favourite cheeses. And a good cheese with quince…glorious. But it is even better if you put in the equation Iberico pork.
A very interesting mix of flavours.
And the song, as promised yesterday. A good song for cooking…
I’d imagine there is a very similar recipe for salad in Russia but it has been a typical Tapa in Spain since I can remember.
This one is slightly different with the addition of Beetroot and Anchovies. It works very well.
I always cook with music. From now on, I will post one the songs I am listening with every recipe.