FAST 5: Easy Spanish Recipes You Can Master Now
From gazpacho to crema catalana, bring all those delicious flavors of the Iberian Peninsula straight to your kitchen!
Gazpacho - © Family Food on the Table
This cold tomato soup is one of the most beloved culinary treasures of Spain and a tasty way to start your meal. Here's the recipe.
Patatas Bravas - © Fox and Briar
Often offered as a tapa at Spanish restaurants, this potato dish is set apart by its spicy tomato salsa topping, which you can flavor to your own taste preferences. Try the recipe!
Tortilla Española - © Goodie Godmother
Spanish tortilla is basically a type of potato omelet. It's hearty enough to be a main on its own, or you could serve it in smaller portions as part of a tapa spread. Recipe here!
Paella - © RecipeTin Eats
Seafood plays a huge part in Mediterranean cuisine, so this food fiesta just wouldn't be complete without a recipe for the famous paella. It looks daunting, but you'll be happily surprised to discover that it's really not a difficult plate to make! Try the recipe.
Crema Catalana - © Spanish Sabores
This dessert is often referred to as Spanish crème brûlée. What sets this Catalan version apart, though, is that it typically uses milk (rather than cream), and it's flavored with lemon peel and spiced with cinnamon. Ready to try it? Here's the recipe.
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These Spanish empanadas are little hot pockets of delicious!
- 2.25 Cups of flour
- 1 Egg, beaten
- 3 Tsp. of lard
- 1/5 Cup of warm water
- 5 Tsp. of olive oil
- 1 Onion, minced
- 1/2 pound of ground beef
- Salt and pepper, to season
- 1 Tsp. of chili powder
- 1 Tsp. of cumin
- 2 Garlic cloves, diced
- 1 Can of diced tomatoes
- In a bowl, combine the flour, beaten egg, lard, warm water, and olive oil, and mix thoroughly.
- In a hot pan, pour a little olive oil and sautée the onions, until tender. Add the ground beef, salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, garlic and diced tomatoes. Cook until beef is no longer pink, and the flavors have incorporated well.
- Roll out the empanada dough, and cut out circles with a ramekin.
- Cover a baking tray with a piece of parchment paper, and place the dough circles on top.
- Fill with meat mixture, fold in half and press with the edge of a fork. Brush with egg yolk to glaze.
- Cook at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden.
- Remove from oven... and enjoy!