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Sensational Spanish recipes

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Spanish recipes

Whether you’re dreaming of the beaches of San Sebastian or of practicing your flamenco in Sevilla, cooking up one of these tasty recipes will transport you straight to the beautiful streets of Spain, all without leaving your kitchen. We have recipes for a colourful seafood paella that’s sure to be a winning dinner dish and a decadent boca negra cake for dessert. There’s also a fun boozy jug of white summer sangria that pairs perfectly with just about everything. So why not treat your tastebuds to the flavours of Spain and cook up a feast this weekend?

white summer sangria


White summer sangria

Start your summer party the right (and easy) way with this crowd-pleasing cocktail. Our recipe for white wine sangria is so delicious and takes just five minutes.

Pork ribs with chorizo and smoked paprika


Pork ribs with chorizo and smoked paprika

Smoked paprika gives this Spanish-style pork ribs with chorizo a deep, smoky flavour. Being able to toss everything in one pan, pop it in the oven and sit back until it’s time to serve makes it a fabulously easy weeknight dinner recipe.



Spanish-style barbecue leg of lamb

This deliciously tender piece of lamb is cooked using traditional Spanish flavours, combining salty chorizo and fragrant garlic and thyme to create a memorable dish for a roast dinner or Christmas lunch.



Roast chicken with chorizo & chickpea stew

A luxurious smokey and spicy roast chicken with chorizo & chickpea stew.

andalusian pork


Andalusian pork

Give your pork a special kick with this amazing Andalusian marinade and slow-cook it to perfection. It should fall apart at the merest touch of a fork.

Fried milk


Leche frita (fried milk)

Leche frita are deep-fried custard shapes tossed in cinnamon sugar.

boca negra


Boca negra

Boca negra

Spanish sausage hotpot


Spanish sausage hotpot

Spanish sausage hotpot

spicy tomato and rice-filled squid


Spicy tomato and rice-filled squid

Try this delicious Spanish-inspired stuffed squid recipe for an impressive starter or lunch.

Arroz con pollo


Arroz con pollo

This traditional Spanish arroz con pollo combines delicious spiced rice and vegetables with tender chicken to bring a unbeatable one-pot family dinner.

Pimientos de Padron recipe


Pimientos de Padron

Pimientos de Padron These mild chillies hail from Padron in a northwestern province of Spain. Lightly fried and finished off with a sprinkle of sea salt, they’re the perfect quick addition to any tapas or dinner spread.

braised chicken with sherry and green olives recipe


Braised chicken with sherry and green olives

Sensational Spanish cuisine extends far beyond tapas and paella and this beautiful braised chicken dish is the proof. Baked in Spanish sherry and served with roast vegetables, it’s one flavour-packed meal!

spanish style roast chicken recipe


Spanish-style roast chicken

A traditional roast chicken with delicious stuffing and buttery, tender flesh is a wonderfully economical dinner and a mouth-watering Spanish-inspired version never goes out of style. Serve it up with zucchini.


Spanish tortilla with chorizo salsa

This gorgeous Spanish tortilla, also known as a Spanish omelette, brings together the country’s most iconic flavours and features everything from chorizo and cherry tomatoes to a range of tasty spices!


Seafood and chorizo paella

This seafood paella recipe is loaded with traditional Spanish flavours of chorizo and seafood, served in a deliciously spiced rice broth.

romesco sauce with eggplant and zucchini


Romesco sauce with eggplant and zucchini

Romesco sauce with eggplant and zucchini

Traditionally served with fish, this tomato and capsicum based sauce works wonderfully with chargrilled zucchini’s and eggplant.

churros with hot chocolate


Churros with hot chocolate

Churros with hot chocolate True indulgence doesn’t get much better than this. Dipping fried doughy goodness into rich hot chocolate.Yum!

spanish cocido


Spanish cocido

Spanish cocido

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Spanish chicken casserole

With its rich, lemony cooking juices and handfuls of herbs and nuts, this Spanish chicken casserole is a savoury masterpiece. Serve with tender green beans on the side.

spanish chicken pie


Spanish chicken pie

Chicken, chorizo, tomato and saffron come together in this delicious Spanish pie.

spanish pork cutlets


Spanish pork cutlets

This delicious Spanish inspired dish combines tender grilled pork cutlets and slow-roasted vegetables to create a delicious meal the whole family will love.


Spanish frittata

This traditional Spanish frittata is packed full of flavour from the potatoes, tomatoes and fresh herbs. This dish makes a healthy lunch or dinner. Enjoy it warm out of the oven or chilled for a lunch time snack.


Spanish fish casserole

Create this flavour-packed Spanish casserole in no time at all with this tasty recipe. This is a great way to get your family eating more fish, too, as they’ll love the fragrant sauce it’s served in.


Gazpacho with feta and prawns

Gazpacho with feta and prawns


Chicken and potato croquettes

Chicken and potato croquettes



Charred corn and piquillo pepper salad

Charred corn and piquillo pepper salad

spicy pumpkin empanadas


Pumpkin empanadas

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Spanish recipes


Seafood paella

Seafood paella

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