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Squid stew

Hello,

I was standing in front of fish monger when I thought about this simple recipe, well and the result was very nice. Those clams at the end give to the dish a superb flavor and it’s pretty easy to cook.

Ingredients:

  • Squids (about 300 gr x person)
  • Onions
  • Bay leaves
  • White wine
  • Garlic
  • Clams (about 6-8 clams per person)
  • Parsley

Let’s start chopping just one onion if we found little squid or two if we bought regular ones. Chop 4 garlic cloves. Chop a bunch of parsley.

Put some olive oil on a pot and then add the onion and garlic, the squids, salt and ground pepper, about 3 bay leaves and a bit of white wine. Mix well before covering the pot with a lid and cook about half hour until all the liquids evaporate.

Uncover the pot, mix well and add about 10 clams and the chopped parsley, cover again the pot and maintain the fire for one minute and half, and then let rest about 3 minutes before uncovering the pot and serving.

Squid Stew

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Ceviche

Hello,

Ceviche is perhaps the most known peruvian dish. There are lot of ways to prepare it, basically changing the kind of fish used, and probably some of the vegetables depending on the availability. You should not consider this as “the ceviche recipe” as long is just my way to prepare and enjoy it, you will find lot of recipes across the web and I just expect this one likes to you.

Ingredients:

  • Hake (200 gr without spines and skin)
  • 12 prawns
  • Half red onion
  • 1 tomato
  • Coriander
  • Lime

Cut the hake without spines and skin in square pieces of about half inch. Cut the prawns in 3 or 4 pieces. Chop half red onion, chop also one tomato and chop a bunch of coriander. Finally squeeze 2 limes over all the ingredients, add salt and olive oil, mix well and let rest half hour before serving.

You should eat all the ceviche after preparing it, if yo try to eat ceviche like next day or some hours later the taste and texture won’t be the same.

ceviche

Music played in the video (Airport Lounge) was composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), also he is the owner of song’s rights which are released under a CC-BY license.

Squid in american sauce

Hello,

I normally have some (canned) preserved food in home for those days I run off of fresh ingredients, or where simply I’m too lazy to cook. A special preserved food I like are the squids in american sauce, if they were lovely canned imagine if you can cook them at home. Well they become gorgeus and a fantastic choice to bring to work/school on a tupper, and even you can preserve them on the freezer.

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg squid
  • 1 onion
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 chili
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • 1 cup of brandy

Start grating one onion, you can wear diving glasses to avoid crying … Then grate 4 tomatoes, cut them on half and grate each part until there is only the skin in your hands.

Cut the squid in rings.

In a pot tall enough add a bit of olive oil and the grated onion, add also a bit of salt, ground pepper and stir some times. Cook until the onion starts to get golden.

Then add the tomatoes, about 5 crushed garlic cloves and some chopped chili if you want it spicy. Keep on fire until the water of tomato is mostly evaporated, and stir frequently. Add one glass of white wine and cook again until is mostly evaporated, adding then one cup of brandy.

3 minutes later add the squid, mix well and add a bit of salt, cover the squid with water and cook about 35 minutes with the pot covered with a lid. If you want the squid softer you can cook them about 45 minutes. Finally remove the lid and cook with the fire at maximum until the sauce gets as dense as you like, stiring to avoid the food get stuck to the pot.

Squid in american sauce

Music played in the video (Airport Lounge) was composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), also he is the owner of song’s rights which are released under a CC-BY license.

Tuna cake

Hello,

This is a recipe suitable to use as an appetizer for a picnic journey or to bring to work on a tupper.

Ingredients:

  • Tuna
  • Muscles
  • Eggs
  • Surimi
  • Tomato sauce
  • Mayonnaise
  • Soy sauce

If you want to use your own mayonnaise on a blender cup add one egg, a few drops of vinegar or lemon juice, a pinch of salt and sunflower oil. With a hand mixer start to mix with the blades at the bottom, after 10 seconds start moving the mixer up and down and add more sunflower oil very slowly without stopping the up and down move.

On a blender cup start to add the ingredients: surimi, about 160 gr of preserved tuna, preserved muscles, 3 tablespoons of tomato sauce, 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise,  a bit of soy sauce, 2 whisked eggs, salt and pepper. Mix well.

Put the mix on a mold and bake in the oven at 350ºF (180º F) for 30 minutes.

Tuna cake

Music played in the video (Airport Lounge) was composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), also he is the owner of song’s rights which are released under a CC-BY license.

Salmon with pasta

Hi,

This is a very simple recipe, it will take you no more than ½ hour. For me it is a great dish for a supper.

Ingredients:

  • 400 gr salmon
  • Pasta
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tomatoes
  • Optionally some butter

Let’s start removing the skin of salmon, as well as spines. Then cut the salmon in small cubes. Chop an onion. And finally we will cut in small pieces one tomate and grate another one, in order to do it easier cut them in half and cut in small pieces the parts without peduncle and grate the other parts until you get only with the skin. But be careful and don’t grate your fingers!

Put on the heat a pot with water and add salt. When water is boiling add olive oil in a pan and add the pasta in the pot, adding a bit of butter or olive oil. Cook the pasta the amount of time indicated in the pasta box.

Maintain the heat on the pan at minimum and add the onion and a bit of salt. Stir frequently. When pasta is at half of its cooking time, add to the pan the salmon, 2 crushed garlic cloves and the tomatoes, and again stir them frequently. When pasta is cooked add a bit of butter in the pan and let melt while you strain the pasta.

Finally add the strained pasta in the pan, stir and mix for a couple of minutes and your dish is finished.

Salmon with pasta

Music played in the video (Airport Lounge) was composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), also he is the owner of song’s rights which are released under a CC-BY license.

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Salmon massala

Hello,

Somedays ago I’ve tested a recipe for a quick supper, just spreading some lemon juice and massala sauce over salmon loins. The result was pretty good so I did one step forward and also prepare the massala sauce (or something close to it); so you can use this recipe as a quick way to prepare a nice salmon if you have massala sauce in your storeroom or you can use it to prepare your personal homemade massala sauce to use with some other ingredients, like a steamed rice, grilled chicken, grilled vegetables …

Ingredients (for 2 people):

Start chopping one onion. Chop a bunch of coriander. Use half kilo of tomatoes, chop one of them and grate the other ones.

Add olive oil in a pan and when it’s hot add chopped onion, salt and ground pepper. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes. Then add grated ginger (like about 1 thumb) and 4 crushed garlic cloves; stir and cook for 1 minute. Then add the grated and chopped tomatoes, the coriander, ground cumin and one chili. Stir and cook it for about 8-10 minutes.

Finally add 200 ml of cream, stir and cook it about 10 to 12 minutes until it becomes a dense sauce.

On a oven tray put a bit of olive oil, place the salmon loins with the skin down, spread over them the juice of half lemon and the massala souce. Cook in oven at 350ºF for 40 minutes.

Salmon massala

Music played in the video (Airport Lounge) was composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), also he is the owner of song’s rights which are released under a CC-BY license.

Tuna tartar

Hi,

This is a very suitable recipe for summer as there is no need of heat to prepare it. This is a great advantage not only for eating but also for cooking, your kitchen  could be a sort of nightmare on those hot summer days.

Ingredients (for 2 people)

  • 400 gr tuna
  • 1 onion or spring onion
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 avocado
  • Soy sauce
  • Ginger

Start cutting the tuna in small cubes. Tuna will be cooked in the lemon juice instead of in fire. Chop an onion or spring onion. Grate a tomate, cut first it in half, and then grate until you get only with the skin. Finally chop and avocado, to do it, cut in half the avocado, separe 2 parts, nail the knife in the bone to remove it, and separe the pulp from the skin using a small spoon. It is important to chop the avocado at the end, to prevent it to be exposed to air too much time otherwise it will rust.

In a bowl add the tuna, chopped onion, choped avocado, juice of one lemon, half of grated tomato, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, a bit of salt and optionally some grated ginger. Mix well, cover it with transparent film and let rest in the fridge for at least one hour.

Remove from fridge 20 to 30 minutes before serving.

Tuna tartar

Music played in the video (Airport Lounge) was composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), also he is the owner of song’s rights which are released under a CC-BY license.

Vinaigrette mussels

Hello,

This is a very typical tapa in Spain (in Spanish, mejillones en vinagreta) and it’s a really nice recipe for sumer because you can eat them at a lower temperature and they’re still delicious, furthermore mussels are one of the cheapest seafood you can find (at least in Spain) making this recipe really a winner: rich, healthy, fresh, cheap. What else do you need? Of course it is also easy to prepare.

Ingredients:

  • Mussels
  • Sherry vinegar
  • Spring onion
  • Red pepper
  • Green pepper
  • Olive oil

Let’s start preparing the mussels, we will steam it. If you don’t have a tool to steam you can use just a pot, boil water and put the mussels in a metallic colander on top, cover the pot with a lid and maintain cooking for about 15 minutes. Use a tall pot in order to avoid water get off the pot, and be careful there’s always water in the pot otherwise you will burn it, and it’s not good to burn a pot on each recipe.

While the mussels steam we will prepare the vinaigrette, you need to chop more or less the same amount of spring onion, red pepper and green pepper, obtaining very smalll pieces. Then put all together in a bowl and add salt, sherry vinegar and olive oil (using 2 times more olive oil than vinegar). Mix well,  if there is too much oil and vinegar you can reuse them later to dress a salad.

Discard those mussels not opened, remove half of shell, let cold and just add a coffespoon of vinaigrette over each mussel.

Vinaigrette mussels

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Black rice

Hello!

This particular recipe has the colour as its main feature: black. It’s very similar to a paella, but replacing saffron by the ink of squid or sepia, this will give the recipe a completely different color and slightly different taste.

Ingredients (for 4 people):

  • 300 gr rice
  • Sepia or squid (sobre 800-900 gr) with it ink
  • 2 onions
  • 1 garlic head
  • 1 pumpkin
  • 12-16 prawn/shrimps

Let’s start preparing a fish stock, if at the end there are still stock you can use it in a future to prepare a nice soup. In a big pot add a pumpkin cut in 4 pieces, 1 onion cut in 4 pieces, a garlic head cut in half, the shell and heads of shrimps, some fresh rosemary and/or thyme (if you have), some salt, the sepia of squid and finally cover with cold water. Cover the pot with a lid and let cook for 45 minutes.

Once the stock is ready chop an onion and cut in pieces the sepia or squid. On a pan add olive oil, and then the chopped onion with a bit of salt. Stir and cook for about 8 minutes. Once the onion is cooked, add peeled shrimps and the sepia or squid mixing well all together and cooking for 2 minutes. Add rice (70 to 80 gr per person), mix well and cook for 2 minutes.

Finally add the ink, and then some stock, cook for 15 minutes. Frequently check if there is still stock, adding more if needed. Taste also to check if more salt is needed. When you are close to 15 minutes of cooking just add more stock (if needed) in small quantities in order to get it dry at the end of cooking time.

Music in the video (Airport Lounge) has been composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

black rice

Tuna escabeche

Hello!

On our Spanish blog a reader suggested us to publish some recipe using escabeche. Escabeche is a technique to cook food in order to preserve them, it is very typical to find canned sea food or fish preserved in escabeche, in Spain perhaps the most easy to find are the muscles. I liked very much the result of this recipe, it is really superb on a sandwich bit some cheese.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Kg tuna without skin and without spines
  • ½ lt olive oil
  • ¼ lt white vinegar
  • ¼ lt white wine
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 20 peppercorns
  • Some bay leaves
  • 1 sweet paprika tablespoon

Add in a pot ½ litre of olive oil, ¼ litre of white vinegar, ¼ litre of white wine, about 20 peppercorns, some bay leaves, 3 garlic cloves and a tablespoon of sweet paprika, mix it until well combined. Add the tuna without skin and with out spines, and make sure it is well submerged.

Set the fire on at minimum level, and cook for 20 minutes. In 20 minutes it will be cooked rare, cook about 30 minutes if you prefer more done. Let rest for some hours until getting ambient temperature, then put in the fridge like one night. Take off the fridge 15 minutes before eating, it is really great in a sandwich with cheese. You can have it in the fridge for some days, the escabeche sauce will preserve the tuna.

Music on the video (Airport Lounge) is composed by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

 Tuna escabeche

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