We can’t get through another football match involving Spain without doing a thorough review of the delicious food served up across the Iberian peninsula. It must be something about that southern climate that makes the food so damn finger licking good! Or maybe it’s because we are eating the tapas with our hands … hhhmmm.
Spain in the AM: Patatas bravas y cafe con leche
These little bites of potato love are addicting! Patatas bravas are cousin to the American homefries, but these bad boys are smothered in slightly spicy tomato sauce and aioli. For only a few quid you can start your Spanish breakfast off right . Don’t forget to drink cafe con leche (coffee with milk) to wash them down. The spiciness of the sauce and the espresso work great together.
Spain in the afternoon: Cordero Asado y siesta
The Spanish got this one right, and we’re not talking about football. The long, hearty, mid-day meal followed by siesta is definitely a winning combination. Not only is it good to eat a large meal early on in the day, but you also get a much needed nap after the big meal. Our recommendation for a proper Spanish lunch is cordero asado, roast lamb. This Castillian dish should be cooked slow to ensure melt in your mouth flavour.
Spain in the PM: Gambas al Ajillo y la cerveza
By PM we mean late night. The Spanish really know how to keep the party going after the sun sets, and will you need a little something to snack on if you intend to hang with the locals. Go for the mother of all tapas, gambas al ajillo. You should be pleased by the shrimp that are swimming, absolutely swimming, in garlic butter. If there ever was a divine tapas, it was most certainly this. As for la cerveza, why not try a local brew such as San Miguel or Cruzcampo (though we must admit, English beer is better!).
The best part about Spanish food is the variety. These three meals are simply one way to look at a day. The possibilities are endless when it comes to Spanish food. What’s your favourite Spanish dish?