This menu has tasty spicy ham croquettes, and a delicate Spanish-style seafood soup. Your main dish is a succulent Andalusian-style lamb roast with potatoes. Celebrate the sweet prosperity of the new year with a tempting Spanish flan. It is a meal fit for a king!
These warm and fluffy cheese puffs are soft on inside and crisp on the outside with a nutty and slightly sweet topping of honey and sesame seeds. Perfect for entertaining, make ahead and fry when the guests arrive or while serving.
These melt-in-your-mouth Spanish croquettes have a creamy filling that leaves you wondering if you are eating ham flavored mashed potatoes or a ham and cheese blend. Whereas, you will be surprised to know it’s neither. These simple croquettes are made with flour, milk, butter and ham – flavored with onion and nutmeg. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
Slow roasting bone-in leg of lamb until falling-off-the-bone tender is one of the best ways of cooking lamb to get luscious and yet flavorful meat. This one is seasoned with garlic, thyme, bay leaves, kosher salt and black pepper – while the dry white wine adds flavors, juiciness and moisture to the end results. If you are thinking of trying sophisticated and elegant recipes for a fancy dinner, this one is great to start with! Make ahead tip: Roast the lamb two days before serving and refrigerate covered, reheat and serve topped with pan juices and potatoes.
While natives of Spain do celebrate Christmas, their grandest winter celebration is Fiesta de Los Reyes, or the Feast of The Three Kings. Every January 6, Spanish families exchange gifts and enjoy a scrumptious Roscon De Reyes--or King’s Crown Cake. It is a lovely dessert, enhanced with milk, rum, and hints of citrus zest.
About Chef Robert
My food philosophy is simple; food should be a feast of all five senses. Meals should be based on simple, tasty and smart recipes that are easy to follow. Instead of serving processed junk, I prefer to use fresh & seasonal ingredients. I gravitate towards all cuisines that are BIG on flavor. By cooking at home, we can all eat healthier and save money.