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Mechado

Mechado


Mechado is a popular dish Philippines that is made out of slowly braised beef and tomatoes, it might look like the other popular Philippine tomato sauce based dishes like Afritada, Kaldereta or Codico but due to the addition of vinegar/lemon juice and soy sauce this gives it a distinct flavour compared to the others. You … Continue reading

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Chicken Empanada

Chicken Empanada


Empanada is a baked or fried pastry stuffed with meats, vegetables or fruits. The word came from the Spanish word “empanar” which means bread. A dish that originated in Galicia, Spain and Portugal during the 1520 and was derived from the Arabic meat filled pies called samosa (similar to how Italian calzones was invented). This … Continue reading

Puchero

Puchero


Puchero is a type of stew that is common to Spanish influenced countries such as the South America and the Philippines, The word “puchero” itself is a Spanish term that means “stew pot.” The ingredient varies from region to region but the main ingredients that always stays the same are chick peas or white beans … Continue reading

Fabada

Fabada


Fabada or Fabada asturiana is Spanish Stew made out of different preserved meats like dried pork shoulder (lacón gallego), bacon (tocino), black pudding (morcilla), chorizo and white beans. It is originated and is popular in the Northern region of Spain called Asturias but it is available throughout the whole of Spain. This dish is like … Continue reading

Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and Garlic

Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and Garlic


Chorizo is such a nice addition to Spanish style dishes, its spicy garlicky flavour gives another dimension to a dish. For me it’s like the bacon in the Spanish cuisine it’s so hard to miss it out especially in stews and casseroles and once you’re hooked you can’t just simply give it up. Look at … Continue reading

Escalivada

Escalivada


Escalivada is a Spanish dish that is made out of grilled and peeled vegetables such as eggplants, red capsicums, tomatoes and onions seasoned with olive oil and salt. It came from the Spanish word “Escalivar” which means “to cook in hot ashes” which is the common method in preparing this dish. As history suggests the … Continue reading

Cocido Madrileño

Cocido Madrileño


Cocido madrileño or Madrilenian stew is a Spanish dish made out of mixed meats, sausages, vegetables and chickpeas. This traditional Spanish dish was created during the Middle Ages and evolved from a dish called adafina. Hearty stews similar to this are popular to the Jews during those times hence the first versions were kosher meaning … Continue reading

Arroz ala Cubana

Arroz ala Cubana


Arroz a la Cubana is a Philippine dish that consists of sautéed minced beef, white rice, fried egg and fried cardaba (saba) banana. A dish that originated from the Spanish arroz a la cubana which is nearly similar but instead of the sautéed beef it is served with tomato sauce. Another version of this dish … Continue reading

Zarzuela

Zarzuela


I am not sure what’s so magical with mixed seafood but there’s something in it that makes me want it always.  Is it the different diverse flavours, is it the array of textures or is it the vibrant colours and shapes whatever reason it is they always top on my favourite dishes list and this … Continue reading

Churros

Churros


Churros or the Spanish doughnut is a deep fried dough pastry served with hot chocolate or café con leche. A popular snack or breakfast item in Spain, France, Portugal, United States, Philippines and Latin America, it is usually sold by street vendors (churrerías) where it is sold freshly made and hot but due to its … Continue reading

Pisto Manchego

Pisto Manchego


Day two of the Lenten Dishes week and lets do something Spanish as this is the country that gave the Catholic faith to the Filipinos.   Today we will be doing some Pisto Manchego. Pisto Manchego or Pisto is a Spanish dish that is made out of courgettes, eggplant, tomatoes, onions, peppers and olive oil … Continue reading

Spicy Chorizo and Chilli Pizza

Spicy Chorizo and Chilli Pizza


There are a lot of pizza flavours to choose, from the simple Margherita to Super Supreme but there are few versions that are suited for the ones who love hot and spicy food like me, I don’t even recall if there was a popular hot pizza flavour. Having that in mind why not make my … Continue reading

Paella

Paella


Paella perhaps is the most popular Spanish dish, it can be categorized into 3 different types which are: Valencian Paella (“Paella Valenciana”) – made out of rice, green vegetables, meat (chicken, duck, and rabbit), snails and beans. Seafood Paella (“Paella de Marisco”) – made out of rice and mixed seafood Mixed Paella (“Paella Mixta”) – … Continue reading

Skinless Longaniza

Skinless Longaniza


Longaniza is a type of Spanish sausage popular in countries like Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Philippines, Puerto Rico and Spain, this sausage is nearly similar to chorizo but each country mentioned prepares it differently according to available local ingredients. Longaniza can also be prepared with different types of meat unlike chorizo; some popular alternatives are Chicken, … Continue reading