With the arrival of summer, we’re taking a trip to Spain to explore it’s rich and varied cuisine. Spanish food is heavily influenced by regional dishes that are in turn influenced by the geography and climate. These had great influence on cooking methods and available ingredients in the mountains, rural, and coastal regions.
We’ve selected a range of recipes that you can enjoy making at home for light summer lunches, picnics and sharing. Juvela part-baked rolls are an ideal base for many of these recipes!
A tapa is a appetizer, or snack often served free with a drink in Spain. It may be served cold or hot sometimes, especially in northern Spain, they are also called pinchos, or pintxos in the Basque region. We’ve found some great tapas recipes for you to try.
You can enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean with Spanish Sardines on toast made from Juvela part-baked rolls it’s healthy and tasty! Tomato bread with Jamon Serrano can be made in just five minutes. They are the perfect accompaniment for a drinks party, tapas or as a light summer lunch or starter.
A fabulous tapas staple, Potato and Iberico ham croquettes, are filled with Iberico ham mixed with seasoned mashed potato and coated in crispy breadcrumbs. They are a great party food if you are having a tapas night. In Spain croquettes are eaten plain but you could also serve these potato croquettes with a tomato dipping sauce.
Try this delicious salad with a combination of crispy chorizo with sweet cherry tomatoes and creamy avocado – it’s the perfect al fresco supper! Juvela rolls will make ideal croutons. Originating in the southern region of Andalusia, Gazpacho is a Spanish vegetable soup, eaten cold, providing a refreshing meal during hot days. Just great with a Juvela roll!
Churros are sometimes described as a Spanish doughnut, they are usually eaten at breakfast dipped in hot chocolate, but they make a delicious way to end a Spanish meal!
Enjoy your culinary trip to Spain and let us know how you get on!