Foods from Spain You’ll Love
Spain is known for its seafood. This tapa, white fish in garlic sauce served with potatoes, is a typical dish you can find in tapas bars.
Chorizo is another Spanish specialty. Unlike Mexican chroizo, Spanish chorizo isn’t spicy, but rather mild and sweet. You can find these tiny sandwiches, served on crunchy rolls, with a variety of fillings.
Pan con tomate or toast spread with tomato, garlic, olive oil, and sea salt is a common Spanish breakfast or snack.
Tortilla espanola, is a fritatta made with eggs, potatoes, and sometimes cheese, that’s served on a fresh baguette. It makes a hearty afternoon meal.
Spanish olives are something special, particularly when dressed with a bit of good quality olive oil and sea salt.
Freshly-squeezed orange juice and croissants (as as good as any you’ll find in France) are readily available in Spain.
Because of its location on the Mediterranean Sea, Spain has a wealth of seafood. You can find lots of fish, including small fish like sardines and red mullet, that’s freshly fried or baked with sea salt.
Cafe cortado, a shot of espresso with a little milk that’s served with sugar, is the preferred way Spaniards drink coffee. It’s rich and delicious afternoon pick-me-up.
Spanish Padron peppers are sauteed in olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt for a deliciously sweet snack.
Anchovies served with onions, sweet peppers, and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil are slightly salty, though not fishy tasting.