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Appetizers & Starters

Chickpea, Tomato & Broken Pasta Soup

on Wednesday, 31 March 2021. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Main Course, Recipes

Comfort never goes out of style, and this adapted recipe from Rolando Beramendi, author of Autentico: Cooking Italian, the Authentic Way, delivers precisely that.  Simple and satisfying this Spaghetti a Pezzi con Pomodoro e Ceci in Brodetto, would be perfect for a light evening meal...

Grilled Halloumi with Preserved Lemon & Dukkah

on Thursday, 25 April 2019. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Recipes

Halloumi, a semi-hard, brined, goat and sheep milk’s cheese from Cyprus, truly shines when grilled or pan-fried to golden brown perfection. This simple appetizer pairs halloumi with other classic ingredients from around the Mediterranean, including lemon, mint and Dukkah—a toasty blend of...

Mackerel Tortilla Española with Lemony Saffron Aioli

on Monday, 07 September 2020. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Main Course, Recipes

Escape to Spain with this play on classic Tortilla Española (potato & onion omelette). The potatoes are paired with rich, hearty olive-oil cured mackerel fillets and tons of green onions instead of the traditional white. Make it a tapas night and serve the tortilla with a simple...

Lemony Saffron Aioli

on Monday, 07 September 2020. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Recipes, Sauces & Condiments

This bright, Spanish sunshine yellow aioli gets a double dose of lemon from both lemon zest and lemon juice. The saffron is bloomed in the lemon juice, resulting in an aioli full of fragrant flavor. Serve alongside our recipe for Mackerel Tortilla Española (Spanish potato omelette with...

Tomato & Fennel Salad with Lemony Tonnato Sauce

on Sunday, 26 July 2020. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Salads & Dressings, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Recipes

Vitello Tonnato is a traditional Piedmontese dish of thinly sliced roast or boiled veal blanketed with a thick, creamy tuna sauce. The sauce is truly something special—a luscious, silky blend of egg yolks, lemon juice, capers and anchovies emulsfied with olive oil and then blended with...

Grilled Halloumi & Plums with Herb Chutney

on Thursday, 23 July 2020. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Salads & Dressings, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Recipes

Something magical happens when you grill stone fruit. The fruit's firm texture turns silky, supple and almost jammy. And, the natural sugars begin to caramelize, concentrating their inherent sweetness. While we love grilled fruit for dessert, it also makes a stunning addition to savory dishes....