From the delectable tapas food to traditional roasts, Spain food culture is all about making the most of the best local produce. Here are our picks of famous Spanish dishes to try on your travels to Spain.
Rice could be one ingredient connecting the world, and Spanish have their version too. The most traditional version of famous Spanish dishes is Paella, which includes chicken, saffron, runner beans and butter beans.
Patatas bravas involve chunks of fried potato. In Madrid, a brava sauce is made with sweet and spicy paprika – olive oil, flour and stock – but never tomatoes. Some people add garlic, some a dash of fino sherry too.
You are not allowed to leave Spain without experiencing the famous tapas! Tapas are not a particular type of food; they are a sort of little meals that Spaniards eat anytime of the day or night, anywhere. Tapas are part of the Spanish cuisine culture. Madrid - in its popular tapas bars, if you order a beer or sangria, you’ll get a nice plate with mini sandwiches, almonds, squids, or any other snacks.
Smoked chorizo is made and eaten all over Spain. Pork sausage with lots of garlic and paprika can be sweet or spicy, served raw as a tapa, or added in various dishes.
From the family of waffles and crepes, these stick like sweet things are eaten with molten dark chocolate. Madrid has some 100-year-old chocolatiers that only serve churros with sprinkled sugar and hot chocolate.
Eggs, potatoes, onion - the Spanish omelettes are so much more than the sum of its parts. The potatoes and onions are slow fried in olive oil then mixed with the beaten eggs for the flavours to mix before cooking. Add chorizo, ham, spinach, courgettes or whatever you have to hand to make a tasty meal out of next to nothing.
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