How to make albóndigas

Albóndigas (meatballs) are a classic Spanish home recipe and a famous tapas dish, tasty and comforting.

How to make empanadillas de atun

Delicious, crispy bites that are perfect for parties or a light meal, empanadillas are a Spanish institution. The filling for these baked savoury delights is up to you, but we've provided one of the classic Spanish favourites.

How to make gambas al ajillo

Gambas al ajillo is probably the most popular tapas dish or starter in Spain, a delightful blend of flavour and texture. Here's how to prepare it at home.

Spanish tapas for beginners

Tapas are available throughout Lanzarote, but it's only in the resorts where you'll find a helpful translation on the menu. On the Canaries, tapas are often more seafood-oriented than elsewhere, and there are a few local favourites. Here are few dishes to look out for:

Pimientos de Padron

This is a simple and devastatingly effective Spanish tapas.

How to make Spanish Omelette

Spanish omelette is an all-time classic – Penélope Cruz was recently seen making one in the Oscar-nominated film Parallel Mothers. You can buy a slice of tortilla in most bars and takeaway food shops but making your own takes it to the next level.

How to make Rancho Canario

This is a hearty Canarian stew well known to any islander. The main ingredients are pork ribs and chickpeas, with a hefty double whammy of carbs for energy. The main attraction of this local classic is the rich golden colour provided by the spices.

Top 5 Canarian food icons

When people talk about Canarian food and drink, they're not always referring to fresh fish, gofio and local wine. Several Canarian companies produce mass market products that are well-known to everyone on the islands. Here are a few of them...

How to make the Canarian Barraquito

All you need to know about how to make the Canarian Barraquito.

Lanzarote beers guide

There’s much more to Canarian beer than Tropical and Dorada. Small microbreweries have popped up on all the islands, with Lanzarote no exception. Here’s some of Lanzarote’s craft beers.