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How to Understand the Menu in a Spanish Restaurant

Jul 4th 2010 at 10:55 PM
You will find starters under the heading "Entremeses or Entrantes" In this section you will often find subdivisions "Frio" or cold, "calente" or hot. Dishes that you could expect to find in the starter section are listed below: Ensalada Mixta A mixed salad, of leaves and tomato, onion, baby corn, and with as many a twelve ingredients in total including egg,pineapple,kiwi fruit,tuna,anchovies, seafood sticks,asparagus,olives,capers,artichokes and any thing else that comes to hand. Ensalada Pollo A chicken salad, consisting of leaves and cucumber and roast chicken pieces on a mayonnaise dressing Ensalada Rusa A Potato salad with carrots, peas, and tuna Ensalada de Espinaca con Queso de Cabra A spinach salad with goats cheese Entrada frio Jamon Iberico Sliced Iberico ham produced from black iberian pigs fed on acorns, similar to serrano ham but higher quality so more expensive. Lomo Iberico lean slices of the same iberian pigs grilled. Queso Curado de Oveja Cured sheeps cheese Anchoas en Aceite Anchovies in oil Entrada Calente Morcilla con Pimientos Asados Blood sausage with roasted peppers Esparragos Verdes a la Parrilla Grilled Green esparagus Verduras a la Plancha con Parrilla Grilled vegetables Saquitos de Brick con Puerros y Gambas Filo pastry parcels of leaks and prawns (shrimp) Boletus a la Plancha con Ajitos Fritos Grilled Boletus mushrooms with fried piquillo peppers Revuelto de Morcilla, Pimientos y Patatas Scrambled egg with blood sausage, peppers and potato Revuelto de Boletus, Patatas y Jamón Scrambled egg with Boletus mushroom, potato and ham Boquerones en Vinagre Whitebait (small fish) in vinagar Soups Sopa de Pollo con Fideos Chicken Noodle Soup Sopa de Pescado y Marisco Fish and Shellfish Soup Sopa de Lentejas Lentil soup Sopa de picadillo A soup with shredded chicken, ham,egg, all in a broth Gazpacho Cold tomato soup I hope that this has wetted your appetite for Spanish food, look out for the next article covering main courses. By Graham Taylor. Discover more about food in Spain and why you should consider Spain for your next family vacation.
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