Chicken Croquettes Recipe: Spanish Croquetas

Posted by on Jan 24, 2016 in Cataluña, Tapas | 0 comments

Chicken Croquettes Recipe: Spanish Croquetas

Croquetas! Who doesn’t love them? In Spain they are, after a tapa de Jamon, the absolute kings of Tapas, and every bar or restaurant has them in the menu.

There are several types, but it comes down to Croquetas de Jamon (Ham Croquettes) or Croquetas de Pollo (Chicken Croquettes). It’s not an easy recipe, but if you have leftover chicken and want to try them, this is the recipe, enjoy!croquettes-yummy

I have to say that this time the result was specially amazing, they tasted so good…  and lasted so little…. :)

This is a super recommended recipe if you have family or friend visiting and you want to surprise them with a Spanish Classic.

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The authentic Paella recipe unveiled

Posted by on Nov 3, 2013 in By Regions, Featured, Paella, Recipes, Tapas, Valencia | 4 comments

The authentic Paella recipe unveiled

When it comes to Tapas and Spanish food, the King is “la Paella”. And the Paella is not touristic bulls**t. Paella is the real thing!

The famous "Paella de la Pepita" serving 2 people

The famous “Paella de la Pepita” serving 2 people

The most popular version of Paella is the Fish and Seafood Paella (as the one you can see in the picture above from Casa Pepita, but todayw e are going to learn about the Authentic paella: The Valencian (as for Valencia) paella, made with meat and vegetables.

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The “chorizo bread from” Asturias: Bollu Preñau

Posted by on Nov 3, 2013 in Asturias, Featured, Recipes, Tapas | 0 comments

The “chorizo bread from” Asturias: Bollu Preñau

Where I come from, Asturias, the “BOLLU PREÑAU” is a traditional snack / tapa that we have in all the festivities and outdoor parties at the country side, always with a glass of Asturian Cider (which is different to the British version of the cider).

In the cities, like Oviedo or Gijon you will find them as tapa at any bar or “Cider house” you enter.

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The Real Origin of Tapas

Posted by on Oct 20, 2013 in Featured, Tapas | 0 comments

The Real Origin of Tapas

We all love enjoying tapas, but… what does “tapas” mean and where does the name come from? Let’s find out where this tradition comes from.

The first thing to know is that, surprisingly for many English people, “Tapas” means “lids, as in”removable covers”.

The explanation is simple: Tapas come from slices of bread or cold meat (like “Jamon” or chorizo) that where put on the top of the wine jars and cups in the taverns during the Spanish Golden Age.

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