Posts byMayka

Seville Style Duck

Ingredients 1 large duck 80 gr of cure bacon rind 2 carrots 100 gr leeks 150gr onions 50gr celery 80gr lard 200gr tomatoes 4 gloves garlic 3 spoons flavor 2 glasses white wine or sherry 1 litre of meat stock Green olives Ground white pepper Salt Hi all, we start a new season soon. Hope
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Pipirrana

Hi all it’s still hot out there so we keep going with refreshing recipes. This month Pipirrana is a typical tomato salad from Malaga, it’s very easy and very healthy and also it can be enjoyed by vegetarians or vegans without tuna. So let’s go! Mayka x Ingredients: 200gr of Cod or Tuna 1 cucumber
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Esqueixada

Hi all, Its very very hot!! So I think I keep making cold dishes. This month Esqueixada is a Catalan salad (exquixar) is Catalan for (“to tear”) and the main ingredient is Cod. Lets do it! Mayka x Ingredients: 1 pound salt cod (desalted) 1 yellow onion – sliced into very thick rings 2 tomatoes
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Gazpacho Andaluz

Gazpacho Andaluz Hi All. This month I have the best recipe for keep us cold as the weather is getting hot. Gazpacho Andaluz Spanish cold soup. I know it sounds weird for some of you but an advice for you – don’t think is a cold soup! Think in a refreshing tomato and vegetable juice.
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Estofado de Calabazin

Estofado de Calabazin Hello everyone hope you all had a lovely Easter holidays. Good weather is coming a many of us want to get in shape for the beach time. So, I have a light and healthy recipe from my mum using the spring vegetables. Suitable for vegans (without eggs). Let’s Start! Put an olive
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Porrusalda

Porrusalda Hi All, spring is here! This month is Easter and in Spain it is traditionally fish on Fridays. Our recipe is from the Basque country “porrusalda”. Leek and potato stew with cod. Put the cod in sauce pan with cold water. Once the water boils remove from heat and drain the cod. In the
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Magro en Tomate

Sopa de ajo Castellana Hi all, this month we bring a recipe that some friends have been asking about. If you have any other requests or suggestions, please let us know and I will try my best. Mayka x Season the meat with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a pan and fry the
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White Beans with Clams

White Beans with Clams What a winter we are having this year! Cold, rain & snow! We keep going with the hot dishes I think. All we want is a lovely and hot bowl of soup and this month I have chosen a very typical dish from a Basque country. Drain the beans and simmer
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Sopa de ajo Castellana

Sopa de ajo Castellana We began the era of soups and stews. Cooler weather is already here and there is nothing better than a good hot plate. Our first recipe is a typical “Spanish garlic soup”, “Sopa de ajo Castellana” cheap , easy to prepare and very healthy. Peel and chop the garlic cloves Heat
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Spanish Omelette with Tosta de Jamon Serrano

Spanish Omelette with Tosta de Jamon Serrano Well this month after many requests, and especially for my friends Calvin & Judith, our recipe is a Spanish omelette! A simple and very tasty dish accompanied with Tosta of Serrano Ham. Peel the potatoes, cut them into thin slices and add season with salt. Peel and cut
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Caldero y Arroz a Banda

Caldero y Arroz a Banda This month we are celebrating the Moors and Christians in Santa Pola, so our recipe is a typical dish of the area. Caldero y arroz a banda (Cauldron and rice a banda). This dish consists of two parts: one is the fish and potato and then the type of rice
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Arroz con Costra (Crusted Rice)

Arroz con Costra (Crusted Rice). Misteri d’Elx (Mystery play of Elche) is taking place this month. It is a liturgical drama dating from the Middle Ages which is enacted and celebrated in the Basilica de Santa Maria in Elche. It commemorates the Assumption of Mary. If you have the opportunity to go don’t miss it!
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Cordoba Oxtail

The “Fiestas de las Cruces” (Festival of the Crosses) or Cruz de Mayo (May Cross) is a holiday celebrated on 3rd of May in many parts of Spain. Religiously, the festival is rooted in the search for the cross on which Jesus died, but the popular traditions connected to the festival certainly originate from pagan
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Granada Habas Esparragas con Jamon

The “Fiestas de las Cruces” (Festival of the Crosses) or Cruz de Mayo (May Cross) is a holiday celebrated on 3rd of May in many parts of Spain. Religiously, the festival is rooted in the search for the cross on which Jesus died, but the popular traditions connected to the festival certainly originate from pagan
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Flamenquines

Tenderize the pork fillets between two sheets of clingfilm. For marinade – mix the garlic, parsley, sherry and oil, pour over the pork fillets and leave to marinate in the fridge for 1-2 hours. Carefully roll the pork and secure in shape with a few cocktail sticks. Once rolled, coat each roll in flour, egg
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Seville Fair – Huevos a la Flamenca

“Seville Fair” takes place this month. The fair generally begins two weeks after Easter and this year the dates are from 12th until 19th of April. If you can’t go to Seville don’t worry! You can still enjoy the taste of the fair in Alicante! YES – from 13th until 17th of April a copy
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Mayka’s Valentines Menu

Put the clams in a bowl with water and salt. Finely chop the onion and garlic and fry in the pan with a little oil, before they catch some colour, Add the flour mix, stir well until dissolved, and cook for 3 minutes. Add the wine and bring to boil. Add the clams and cook
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Mayka’s Easter Menu

Food is a vital part of Spanish Culture. Why not try Chickpea stew – the most typical Good Friday dish followed by Torrijas which are eaten all over Spain, so easy to make and absolutely delicious. Put the chickpeas in water the night before to soak. Next day cook the chickpeas in a pot of
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Carrillada De Tenera – Braised Beef Cheek

Can be prepared from beef or pork cheeks (carrillada). It’s a very popular Spanish dish and cheeks are usually highly demanded by resturants therefore it?s advisable to order them in advance at butchers. Carrillada are very tender and juice (siliar to shanks) and require slow cooking. Place 3-4 table spoons of oil in a big
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