Food

Ordering seafood in Spanish restaurants

The case of a tourist couple who were charged €125 for five prawns caused widespread press coverage last month, but if anything, it highlights the importance of knowing a little about ordering in Spain.

How to make Croquetas

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Croquetas are a Spanish obsession, and rightly so – the country seems to have perfected a recipe that was originally intended to use up leftovers. Here’s our recipe on how to make them.

How to make Quesillo

Despite its name, this dessert doesn’t have any cheese in it. It’s a sweet milk-based treat that’s as popular among Canarians as it is on mainland Spain, where it’s called flan. Here’s our recipe on how to make it.

How to make Mojo sauces

Everyone who has visited Lanzarote will have tasted Mojo Rojo and Mojo Verde – the red and green sauces that accompany delicious Canarian potatoes. Here’s our recipe on how to make it.

How to make Potaje de Vigilia

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During Lent, meat is avoided and humble ingredients are used in easy-to-prepare dishes that give sustenance for the long religious vigils. This classic Spanish Lent dish is warming, healthy and absolutely delicious.

Exploring the history of Lanzarote’s Sea Salt

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Sea salt is a local product here on Lanzarote, made and packaged on the island, where sea water, sunshine and wind power are plentiful. Here's the history of Lanzarote's sea salt, from ancient salinas to gourmet flor de sal.