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Tuna & Nori Roll
Appetizers

Tuna & Nori Roll

These Flash-Fried Nori and Tuna Rolls are out of this world with their crisp panko-tempura exterior and soft tender interior of fresh tuna. Yum! Experiment with other fillings too. The Ginger-Wasabi Butter Sauce is a great match for this dish, with its French origins and Japanese flavors. The creaminess of the sauce balances with the heat of the wasabi and perfectly compliments the crispy roll.

Rhubarb-Raisin Bread Pudding
Desserts

Rhubarb-Raisin Bread Pudding

This recipe for Rhubarb-Raisin Bread Pudding came from my mom, Rita Salmon. She entered it into a recipe contest in 1983 in Minnesota and received an honorable mention. It was published in the Minneapolis Star and Tribune “Eighth Annual Reader’s Best Recipe Cookbook.”

Paella
Entrees

Paella

Paella is one of the most popular dishes in Spain, and originated in the Valencia region which is on the central-eastern coast of Spain along the Mediterranean Sea. There are three well established types of Paella (and of course, many more variations), all including the basic ingredients of rice (calasparra or bomba), saffron and olive oil: Meat only, Seafood only and Mixed Paella with meat, seafood and vegetables.

Sous Vide Pork
Entrees

Sous Vide Pork Loin Roast

Slow cooking this pork loin roast in a circulating bath of warm water “Sous Vide” produces a product that is more tender and juicy than pork cooked by traditional methods. For a quick sauce for Sous Vide items, I often turn to compound butters which are so versatile, easy to make and convenient since they can be made well in advance.

Spanish Meatballs
Appetizers

Spanish Meatballs

We make these Spanish meatballs as an appetizer on our Foodie trip to the Catalonia region of Spain, but it could also be served as a main course for four people. Many of the sauces in Spain feature nuts as a main ingredient and these meatballs are served in a tasty meat broth that is thickened with ground almonds.

Tarta de Queso
Desserts

Tarta de Queso

Tarta de Queso is a Spanish cheesecake that is very delicious and easy to make. I make a Peach and Strawberry Compote to serve with the cheesecake. The crinkled parchment paper creates a “rustic” look to the cheesecake and makes cleanup easy!

La Boqueria
Travel

La Boqueria

La Boqueria is an amazing and inspiring market located just off from La Rambla, the main walking street in Barcelona, Spain. Every time I visit this market, I walk away with new ideas and a great appreciation for Spanish cuisine.