During university, I spent a year abroad in Spain and fell in love with the Spanish cuisine, especially tapas, even before I met my husband. In order to celebrate and honor his roots and his culture, we now hold an annual tapas evening where we invite friends and family and prepare a disproportionate amount of food. With good reason, tapas have become popular across the globe – so I thought I would share some of our recipes here.
Earlier this week, I posted my recipe for the classic Spanish omelet, tortilla de patatas. Another popular variant is the spinach omelet.
Tortilla de patatas – Spanish (potato) omelet – is arguably the signature dish of Spanish cuisine.
Gazpacho is a traditional Spanish vegetable soup mostly eaten during summer because it is served cold. It is a fresh and refreshing soup and perfect for hot summer days.
Empanada is a typical Spanish dish originating in the northern region of Galicia. This version has a filling made with tuna, bell peppers, and tomatoes.
The Maruccia Elixir is a delicious liquor made by a German who has his own vineyard on the island of Mallorca and now cultivates and produces his own wines and liquors. The liquor has a very smooth and fruity taste, especially of oranges.