Monday, July 4, 2011

Eating through Spain

My husband and I just got back from a week-long trip through Spain (including a day trip to Tangier, Morocco). While many people spend their time in Europe seeing the sights, standing in line at each of the famous tourist spots, we spent most of our time in search for our next great meal.

I don't have a lot of experience with Spanish food, other than the few dinners I've had at the downtown Cleveland restaurant Mallorca, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Needless to say, I was very pleased with what we found on the menus of the many restaurants and cafes we went to. While I did take notes during every meal, I thought I'd just share the highlights:

Spinach pasta stuffed with fresh cheese, with blue cheese cream sauce

Catalan sausage with shrimp and mushrooms

Beef cannelloni with black truffle cream sauce

Duck confit with pineapple chutney

Potato omelette sandwich with cured ham
King prawns with curry
French-fried cheese with honey and caramelized onions

Sole Andalusian style (white wine cream sauce with prawns)

Fish and seafood paella

Moroccan cous cous with chicken and vegetables

Toast with minced tomato and cured ham, toast with beef and brie
Veal in cider sauce, side of patates (or fries)

1 comment:

  1. King prawns with Curry would have been my favorite! Thanks for sharing. Definitely inspiring. It makes me understand why the restaurant owners of Marotta's on Lee visit Italy every once in a while to investigate new recipes.