100 recipes of Spanish cuisine that you should try before dying
The diversity of dishes that the Spanish food has is impressive. Each region, each village and each family have their own way of preparing the delicious recipes that through generations have been inherited mothers/fathers/children/grandchildren.
Many know the Spanish gastronomy
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I, who have dedicated myself to savoring as many delicacies as possible the Spanish gastronomy , I am impressed with the variety not only of recipes, but also of ingredients. And is that if there is something that has the food of this country is that, if you substitute a single ingredient, for another like, but from another region, everything changes, from the name, to the flavor.
Then I present a list, quite subjective because the objectivity does not exist, of the 100 dishes of Spanish cuisine that you should try before going to the afterlife.
100 recipes of Spanish food that you should try before die
1- Broken eggs (preferably with chorizo)
One of my favorite Spanish dishes of all time. A calorie bomb full of happiness and flavor.
2- Sandwich with squid
A simple sandwich, a favorite of tourists and people in a hurry who want to eat something before going on. Popular in the downtown neighborhoods of Madrid.
3- Squid in their ink
Also known as squid in their ink. A delight that can be accompanied with white rice so that it is impregnated with the sauce. Magic on the palate.
The torreznos are nothing else but bacon cut into thick strips fried in oil until they are golden and crispy. They are so wonderful that UNESCO considers them gastronomic heritage of humanity.
5- Tortilla of potatoes
Classic among the classics in Spanish cuisine. The best potato tortillas are those that are slightly creamy in the center. If you do not know how to prepare it, I'll teach you.
6- Shepherd's Crumbs
Typical dish made with leftover bread and whose recipe varies depending on the region. With chorizo they are amazing. In some preparations they carry grapes.
7- Black rice
Also known as "black paella", it is a rice made with squid ink and, of course, squid. Of strong and delicious flavor.
8- Peppers of piquillo rellenos
The best ones are bonito or cod fillers. Piquillo peppers reach another level. Do not be scared by the name, they do not almost sting.
9- Cald rice with chicken
The Andalusians know, and know a lot.Ideal for cold climates and to eat in large groups. Pouf! You can never serve only one dish!
11- Revolconas Potatoes
One of the easiest Spanish recipes that exist. Imagine a mashed potatoes dyed in color with paprika powder and pieces of chorizo, or bacon ... or both.
12- Gambas al ajillo
We have all tried them, we all love them. Its aroma drives us crazy. One of those typical Spanish dishes that we should not overlook.
13- Patatas bravas
Potatoes cut into medium pieces with a tomato-based brava sauce on them, it is light (or moderately) spicy.
14- Cod in Biscayne
In the Basque country they take their meals to a stratospheric level of delicacy and quality. This dish is legendary.
Of Valencian origin, this dish is prepared similarly to paella but with pasta.
16- Chorizo a la cider
The ideal thing with this dish is to dip bread into the sauce that results from this preparation. Each bite is the glory.
17- Bacalao al pil-pil
Again the Basques preparing cod like the kings. This time with a green sauce that is to go crazy.
18- Valencia Paella
For many, the queen of all the paellas. Its Valencian version with chicken and rabbit is unmatched. Worthy ambassador of the Spanish food in the whole world.
19- Baked Segovian suckling pig
This dish has to be eaten in Segovia, in one of its many restaurants specialized in serving it.
20- Andalusian Gazpacho
When the summer arrives, the gazpacho arrives, and again the Andalusians stand out in the kitchen with this refreshing delight .
21- Cod croquettes
There are many types of croquette, the classic ham, chicken, black pudding, even cooked. But what's up, the funniest ones are those of cod.
22- Cordovan Salmorejo
Delicious Andalusian soup that has been around in Spanish gastronomy since long before the Caliphate.Like any food made with charcoal, it's wonderful. It is accompanied by the well-known romesco sauce.
25- Castilian garlic soup
The garlic soup is simple and delicious. It is a very economical dish to prepare, made with bread, eggs, garlic and broth (or water).
26- Lamb baked in the oven
The lamb is the food of the gods. Any way to prepare it is magnificent. The baby lamb, (or very young) baked, accompanied with some potatoes is ... indescribable.
27- Galician stock
This delicious soup is usually prepared with cabbage, cabbage or turnip tops. In some cases they put some Galician chorizo or bacon (or both).
28- Galician octopus
One of the greatest works of art that Galicians have. Unmatched in Spanish food. Octopus, potatoes, paprika and a lot of olive oil.
29- Galician empanada
Another classic of Galician cuisine. They are usually stuffed with chicken or tuna. If you look good, you can get them from sardines, and please, try them!
30- Hornazo de Salamanca
Hornazo is a great invention. It is a kind of cake or empanada very typical of Salamanca that is stuffed with ham, chorizo, loin and other delicious things that we like so much.
31- Catalan Cream
A delicious and simple dessert that, as the name implies, is typical of Catalonia. It is made with egg yolk and sugar.
32- Boquerones fritos
A classic of Spanish bars. In many cases they are given free when you ask for a rod. Sprinkle lemon juice on them and enjoy them.
33- Tuna Marmitako
The marmitako is a dish of fishermen from the Basque country made with tuna, potatoes and (in some cases) bread. Everything you need to recharge your batteries after a long day of work.
34- Kokotxas of cod in green sauce
The kokotxas (cocochas), are possibly the most delicious part of any fish. It is that meat that is between the gills and the head of the animal.It is common to be served with a fried egg on top as a single dish of food.
37- Rice with rabbit and snails
A delicious Murcian recipe that resembles the famous paellas. Although the rabbit and the snails are the main ingredients it is important that the rice is the correct one: the one of calasparra.
38- Bacalao al ajoarriero
Cod cooked in an earthenware casserole with enough peppers, tomatoes and garlic. In some homes they add prawns or crayfish as extra.
39- Arroz a banda
This delicious Valencian rice made with fish stock was originally a dish of fishermen, who used the leftovers to make a broth that they used to prepare this rice.
40-Ternasco de Aragón with potatoes
The ternasco is a young lamb and as all young lamb its meat is amazing. In Aragon it has a designation of origin and it is eaten in a thousand ways, all wonderful. But as I always say: the simpler, the better, eat it roasted with potatoes. It is majestic.
41- Asturian Fabada
El star dish of Asturias. A powerful stew where fabas, that famous white giant bean, is the protagonist.
42- Extremadura fried piglet
Fried pork chopped into pieces and marinated. Perfect to eat with your hands watching TV.
43- Cocido montañés
Este It is a stew without chickpeas, it has white beans and yes, it has chorizo, rib, blood sausage and bacon. It is typical of Cantabria and helps a lot in the cold climate of the mountains.
44- Hake in green sauce
Dish common in the Basque Country. The sauce is made with garlic, parsley and olive oil. It is usually hard-boiled egg and some asparagus as a companion.
Typical dish in Catalonia, but also in Aragón and Valencia. It is prepared with tomatoes, peppers, onions and aubergines. They are roasted, chopped into strips, skin and seeds are removed and seasoned with olive oil and salt.
46- Rabbit in salmorejo
One of the most famous dishes of Canarian cuisine.Each region has its way of preparing them. One of the most delicious recipes is the chorizo version.
48- Duels and losses
Eggs, bacon, and chorizo. This is a historical dish, and I do not say it in jest, Miguel de Cervantes calls it on the first page of Don Quixote.
49- Churros with chocolate
This delight is perfect for breakfast, or snack, or for the dawns after partying. Ideally, the chocolate should be dark and thick.
50- Potatoes to the importance
Potatoes that are first coated and fried and then cooked in a clay pot with a spicy broth. Like many other Spanish recipes, if you put chorizo, it's better.
51- Un Chuletón de Ávila
This cut of meat is fabulous. soft, juicy and ... giant. But make no mistake, the Ávila steak should be accompanied with chips and some salad, nothing else.
52- Rotten pot
The rotten pot is a traditional Burgos stew made with red beans and different parts of the pork, as well as sausage, blood sausage and vegetables . It is a forceful recipe, perfect for winter. That his name does not scare you: the name comes from "pot powerful" ... of "power" , is a powerful dish.
53- Almerian wheat pot
Traditional Almeria stew, which is prepare with chickpeas, pork (bacon, ear ...), some pieces of chicken, potatoes, wheat and many fennel.
54- Small gypsy (tripe to the Andalusian)
This delicious dish is not suitable for summer. The ideal is to eat it well into the autumn, when the body starts needing extra calories.
55- Jijona Nougat
The jijona soft nougat is a Christmas classic. The best thing of all is that you can learn to do it by following the link above.
Winter dish, snow days. It is made with cod, potatoes, olive oil, garlic, nuts and hard-boiled egg.Trying it once is falling in love forever.
58- Rice with crust
Another dish from the Valencian community made with rice. In this case with sausages and chorizo. After cooking, the egg is placed on top and baked so that it is cooked and the "scab" is made.
59- Galician Percebes
Barnacles should be eaten cooked with salt and more nothing. Do not get carried away by its extraterrestrial appearance, its meat is delicious.
60- Widowed rice, and its version with chickpeas called "Arroz de escribano"
Widowed rice is something as simple as a vegetarian paella. To the version with chickpeas they call it "scribe rice".
61- Fabes with clams
Delicious Asturian dish that uses the "faba" (the same grain of the famous fabada) as the main ingredient with a good portion of clams. A delicacy with a sea flavor.
62- Soup moruna
It is an Almeria dish that is directly related to the Moroccan soup called "harira". It is made with lentils or chickpeas (or both), and lamb meat. Delight like no other.
63- Trucha a la navarra
Fried fish, stuffed with ham or bacon. Some wonderful human beings fill it with ham and for that, they have guaranteed heaven.
64- Pig's ear the plate
A typical dish of taverns. They usually make them with garlic. Ideal to accompany with a straw.
65- Canarian potatoes with mojo canario
Potatoes cooked with lots of salt, preferably marinade, and accompanied by the famous Canarian mojo picón made with pepper, garlic, cumin and coriander.
66- Carlist eggs
This dish dates from the 19th century and is a fried egg lightly so that the yolk is liquid in the middle, then they pass it through béchamel sauce, it is breaded and it is fried again. Is not that wonderful?
67- Potatoes a la riojana
Also known as potatoes with chorizo.Ideal to eat accompanied by a cup of coffee.
69- Porrusalda with cod
The porrusalda, like so many other Basque dishes, is fishermen's food. A simple recipe made with potatoes, cod and leeks.
70- Grilled sardines (in the port of Santurtzi, Bilbao)
Would you say "sardines on the grill? they do it everywhere ", yes, ok, but go to the Basque Country, try them and then we talk.
71- Stewed beans from the ship
The beans of the ship are grown in Ávila. They are large and white, and because they are exclusive to that region, it is advisable to eat them there.
72- Lentils a la riojana
Again lentils, but they are so delicious ... The Rioja version can also carry sausage (from the region), potatoes, carrots and bacon.
73- Baked lamb chops
They can be baked or grilled. You can accompany them with baked potatoes and some morronos peppers on the top. You do not need anything else in life.
74 - Callos a la madrileña
Another legendary dish of Spanish cuisine. Classic bars, bars, taverns, clubs, holes, Madrid. Chorizo, morcillo and stomach of beef. In some places they add chickpeas.
75- Farm beans
These giant beans are typical of Segovia. Excellent for the winter season.
76- Pincho moruno
The delicious spicy spice of Andalusian origin. The idea is that it is made of lamb, but if it is served as pork or chicken it is also delicious.
77- anchovies in vinegar
Typical tapa that you get for free in the bars when you're drinking beer or wine. A classic that never hurts and that many are really fanatical.
78- Asturian pot
It is a stew made with white beans, they should not be confused with fabas. As every good stew has sausage and blood sausage (obviously Asturian), potatoes, cabbage and ears or pork tails.If you want to learn how to prepare it, you can read the recipe by clicking on the link above.
81- Battered Chopitos
Chopitos are a type of small squid. They are passed through flour and fried. They are served at the table with a lemon on the side and you know what to do. Delicious.
82- Angulas a la bilbaína
Garlic cloves, chilli peppers, olive oil and elvers, all cooked in a casserole.
83- Rice with milk
Traditional dessert in Spain and beyond. They usually have it in restaurants that offer "menu of the day". In Comedera.Com you have a rich and easy recipe.
84 - Panellets
Panellets are marzipan sweets that are specially prepared for All Saints' Day in Catalonia.
85- Roscón de Reyes
This famous sweet bread is prepared for the day of kings. Inside it hides a small toy for that lucky child who will touch the "awarded" piece.
86- Rice with lobster
The lobster is a delicious crustacean family of lobster and crayfish. It is the protagonist of this dish and look, it's infinitely cool.
87- Pickled dogfish h3>
Typical Andalusian dish, from the Cádiz region. It is basically overflowing fish wheels which, as the name implies, were previously marinated.
88- Seafood Zarzuela
Seafood, and in several cases fish, cooked in casserole in their own juices. Sometimes with tomato and some brandy to give it a special flavor.
89- Sea and mountain
It sounds weird a dish that mixes chicken with prawns. But this recipe, of Catalan origin, does it perfectly.
90- Vegetable stew h3>
This delicious vegetable stew is served as an entree or as an accompaniment to another dish.Among the most delicious is to prepare stew, Cordovan style.
94- Navajas al ajillo
One of the most delicious seashells that exist. Cooked with garlic and parsley for greater happiness.
Famous dessert that charges prominence in Holy Week throughout Spain.
96- White garlic
Delicious cold Andalusian soup ideal for hot days. Its main ingredients: garlic and almonds.
97- Meatballs in sauce
A dish that is usually obtained as a tapa in bars or as a main dish accompanied by salad or potatoes.
98- Baked kid
Accompanied by potatoes and a good bottle of red wine.
99- Cod omelette
Inside the typical Spanish food the tor Tillas have an important place. In this case, with cod it is the perfect dish to accompany a good glass of cider.
100- Butifarra with white beans
The famous Catalan chorizo with beans. A dish full of flavor and calories.
Trying to build a list of 100 indispensable Spanish food dishes not It's easy, there are many more. And it is very possible that I have been left out some, but hey, I am human and this is a subjective list, it is not at all a document praised by supreme gastronomic authorities of the Iberian Peninsula. It's just me, writing with ENOUGH starvation.
Do you have dishes that are not on this list? What are your favorites? Tell us!
- Are you in Madrid? Read my post where I make a list of more than 100 dishes that you can eat in Madrid (and where to go to eat them).
1080 cooking recipes
Do you like it? Spanish food and want to learn more? Do you want to have access to as many recipes as possible to increase your range of options when it comes to cooking or because you want to learn some basic dishes?
There is a very famous book called 1080 recipes, written by Simone Ortega who, for many years, is part of Spanish homes.
Inside the pages you can find a variety of Spanish recipes that range from very basic, to more complex ones. A little bit of everything, for everyone.
I highly recommend it: 1080 Simone Ortega cooking recipes.