Authentic Spanish Recipes from the Basque Region
Welcome to Basco Spanish Foods, Drinks and Tapas blog. Here you will find lots of gorgeous authentic Spanish recipes, from classic Spanish dishes to more modern Spanish recipes, always keeping things simple so the produce is the star of the show.
Learn how to cook exquisite Spanish food recipes with me, Javier De La Hormaza, a Spanish food importer and chef born in Bilbao in the Basque region of Spain.
My style of cooking is heavily influenced by my Basque heritage so many of the recipes you will find here are Basque food recipes – Enjoy!
Looking for dinner party ideas? Like to cook tapas but not sure what to do? Here are the latest Spanish food recipes from Basco. Click on any of the recipes below to find out how to make it!
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A traditional Spanish Easter dish called ‘potaje de vigilia’ which is typically served on Good Friday.
Salmorejo is a cold tomato soup typical from Córdoba, which has rapidly evolved from it’s peasant origins to a truly gourmet dish, widely served by all the top chefs in Spain and reaching International recognition.
Learn how to cook authentic Paella recipes that will be the envy of your friends! Here you will find a range of Spanish Paella recipes, tips and tricks to master this classic Spanish dish. From easy to cook vegetable Paella dishes to more ambitious Seafood Paella recipes, all of them with simple cooking steps to make the perfect tasty paella!
Arroz blanco is a typical Spanish dish made from short grain rice, garlic, water or stock and usually served as a side dish. In the Basque country, clams or cockles are added to the arroz blanco to make a delicious seafood style rice, typically served as a starter.
This is my basic paella recipe, using the two most popular ingredients commonly seen in paella recipes out there, chicken and chorizo sausage. There are 3 basic ingredients that you need to have in your cupboard in order to make authentic Spanish paella; paella rice, smoked paprika and Spanish saffron.
Squid ink rice dishes are very popular in Spain. They work really well when served with king prawns, fresh squid or roasted fish such as monkfish or turbot.
Looking for a Spanish Sangria recipe? Being a native of Spain and a professionally trained barman, I’ve got a few traditional Spanish Sangria recipes up my sleeve that I know you will love!
The origin of sangria is as confusing as the actual list of ingredients used to prepare it.
This Sherry Sangria recipe is a twist on a standard sangria recipe, using a white sherry instead of wine and blending it with cloudy apple juice, fresh fruit and topped with lemonade.
This Cava Sangria recipe shows you how to prepare the perfect drink for a summer’s evening, sat on your terrace, feet up with a barbecue on the go.
Spanish Tapas recipes are easy to cook and delightful to share with friends and family. Here you will discover a host of beautiful Tapas dishes to cook for any occasion. Learn what ingredients work best to make a great tapas recipe and become a pro Tapas chef!
This is a quick and easy tapas dish of crispy morcilla sausage, a traditional black pudding from Spain, made with rice and spices and served on a bed of roasted piquillo peppers, topped with fried quail eggs.
Patatas bravas are probably the most popular tapas dish in the world but being truthful a lot of Spanish bars and restaurants in the UK get it so wrong when preparing them.
This is a classic Basque recipe of whole piquillo peppers filled with a delicious salt cod béchamel and served with a red pepper sauce.
Like drinking cocktails? I have a selection of Cocktail recipes for any type of occasion, from simple classics, to more seasonal drinks so you can magic up tasty drinks from the comfort of your home. So get your cocktail shaker out and let me show you!
Marianito cocktail is a vermouth based drink which is mainly served in Northern Spain, particularly in the Basque Country, La Rioja and Burgos. Drinking straight vermouth is something of a tradition in Northern Spain, particularly on Sundays as an aperitif.
The perfect Bloody Mary is a hotly debated topic. I like to make mine with gin instead of vodka, a dash of fino sherry and a touch of horseradish sauce for extra creaminess.
A delicious variation of an old time classic, made by muddling sugar and chocolate bitters with orange peel until dissolved.