Grilled Veggies With Salsa Romesco (a.k.a. “Catalan Ketchup”)

Mediterranean food guru Joyce Goldstein calls salsa romesco “Catalan ketchup” – the nut-thickened sauce, she notes, “seems to be good on everything, from broiled fish and lamb chops to cooked beets, potatoes, asparagus or green beans.” (Click here to see salsa romesco recipe.) Salsa romesco is a specialty of the Spanish city of Tarragona. Joyce’s … Read more

A Seafood Tapas from Catalan To Be Enjoyed with Your Favorite Libation

The Spaniards are wizards at creating intriguing flavor combinations. For example? They like to serve fish dressed with a sauce using almonds, hazelnuts or pine nuts. Tomatoes and saffron are sometimes added. The dish featured here, from Spain’s Catalan region, uses those ingredients … plus English peas, paprika and chopped onion. (Click here to see … Read more

Catalan Tomato Bread: “Most Delicious Tapas I’ve Ever Had”

John Ash had a memorable tapas dish when he first visited Spain in 1994: Catalan tomato bread. The California chef and culinary instructor called it “one of the simplest yet most delicious tapas I’ve ever had. … The ingredients are very simple but depend on the ripest tomatoes and good crusty bread with a sturdy … Read more

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