Tag Archives: Spanish

Papas arrugadas con mojo rojo (Salt-boiled potatoes with red chile sauce)

A little thing called a ‘derecho’ rolled through town last Friday and left us all without electricity (for three days) or Internet (for six days) so if you missed last weekend’s post, now you know why! Life is, more or less, back to normal now and, thankfully, property damage was relatively minor, so we’re back […]

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Paella mexicana

It’s the 4th of July here in the US and the national holiday naturally makes me yearn for… paella! Well, not just any paella, but a Mexican-style version inspired by my fellow blogger Non Chef Nick’s latest post on “In the Kitchen with Nick“. I absolutely love paella. Having not prepared it for quite some […]

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Quick Note: Gazpacho «mejicano»

Gazpacho is such a wonderful invention: salad in liquid form! I love it, but I have an aversion to the taste of raw peppers, in particular raw green peppers, which is one of the standard ingredients in gazpacho andaluz. So I decided to invent my own variation of gazpacho. There are tons of recipes on […]

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Paella «Reina Sofia»

Well, I suppose that it is paella week at our house. I just couldn’t resist trying out another kind of paella—a vegetarian paella that I have dubbed paella «Reina Sofia», after Spain’s Queen Sofia, who happens to be a vegetarian. The basic method is the same as that for paella a la valenciana, with the […]

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Paella a la valenciana

If you’re like me, you may have thought that paella a la valenciana was made with a mixture of chicken and seafood and perhaps a bit of Spanish chorizo, onions, red peppers and peas for color. Well, as it turns out, the real paella a la valenciana is quite a different animal. I recently tried […]

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