Alcachofas con Almejas y Calamares – Artichokes with Clams and Squid

Artichokes with Clams and Squid

Artichokes are a popular vegetable especially when fresh from the market. In Spain they are often served sautéed with ham or stuffed with white sauce and ham or meat, etc. Sometimes served cold, they combine well with anchovies and piquillo peppers, or with salmon and capers, or tuna fish with a good olive oil.

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Cocido Madrileño – Madrilene Stew

Madrilene Stew

This Cocido Madrileño is named for the province of Madrid, where it originated. Spanish stews have lots of flavour and include meats, sausage and chickpeas. Be sure to allow enough time to soak the chickpeas overnight and to simmer the stew until the meat is soft. This dish is actually two courses – soup and a main dish.

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Almogrote Gomero – Canarian Cheese and Tomato Paste

Almogrote Gomero

Almogrote is a type of paste that is traditional to La Gomera and which is prepared to use up over-ripe cheese. It is spread on toasted bizcocho bread and is a wonderful appetizer to accompany a glass of wine. This is one of the tapas that has crossed the island borders and is now known and served across the entire Archipelago.

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