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Spanish Cuisine

Spanish Tapas Menus consists of a variety of dishes, which shoot from differences in characteristics culture and weather. It is heavily prejudiced by seafood existing from the waters that enclose the country, and reflects the country's bottomless maritime roots. Spain's extensive history with many cultural influences has led to an array of unique cuisines with literally thousands of recipes and flavors. It is also renowned for its health benefits and fresh ingredients.

Typical dishes

Among the huge number of recipes that make up the diverse cuisines of Spain, a few can be considered common to all or approximately all of Spain's regions, even though some of them have an origin known and linked with specific places. Examples include most importantly potato omelette ("tortilla de patata", "tortilla española" or just "tortilla"), paella, various stews, migas, sausages (such as embutidos, chorizo, and morcilla), jamón serrano, and cheeses.

There are also a lot of Spanish Tapas Menus based on beans (chickpeas, lentils, green beans); soups, with many local variations; and bread, that has numerous forms, with distinct varieties in each region. The regional variations are less pronounced in Spanish desserts and cakes: flan, custard, rice pudding (arroz con leche), torrijas, churros, and madeleines are some of the most delegate examples.

Others foods include:

  • Arroz con leche (rice pudding)
  • Calamares a la romana (Fried squid)
  • Cocido (a chickpea and meat stew of sorts)
  • Cocido montañés typical from Cantabria
  • Chorizo (spicy sausage)
  • Chuletillas (grilled chops of milk-fed lamb)
  • Gazpacho (cold bread and tomato soup)
  • Gooseneck barnacles typical from Galicia
  • Hake (fish)
  • Fabada asturiana (bean stew)
  • Jamón serrano (cured ham)
  • Butifarra

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