NOODLES WITH PRAWNS AND PEPPERS

Today it is very easy to buy any product from any part of the world. The noodles are a great idea to eat some pasta adding different ingredients apart from the typical tomato sauce.
             Ingredients:
                   – Noodles (quantity depending on how many people you are)
                   – 250 gr prawns, for two people; they can be fresh, boiled or frozen
                   – 2 peppers: red and green
                   – Half onion
                   – 1 lime juice
                   – 2 spoons of oyster sauce (optional)
                   – 2 spoons of soya sauce
                   – 2 spoons of tomato sauce (optional)
                   – Half glass of white wine (optional)
                   – Salt
                   – Olive oil
                   – Cayenne pepper or sauce
                   – Pepper
                   – Coriander, parsley or both, chopped
First, we have to stir-fry all vegetables, mid-heat, after 5 minutes or when the vegs are soft add the sauces, the lime juice, the wine and all the spices, except the coriander and the parsley.
If the prawns are fresh or boiled, add them to the stir-fry and cook them for some minutes, to taste. Normally, the prawns are cooked in very few minutes.
We can cook the noodles while cooking the prawns, as they are ready in 5 – 6 minutes. But you should always have a look at the packet to know how much time they have to be cooked or cook them to your taste. After be boiled, add them to the stir-fry so they can get all the different flavours, this is optional.
Finally, serve in a soup plate and spread the coriander or parsley over.
noodles con pimientos

A delicious innovation!

TIPS: In this recipe there are many ingredients, but some are optional because you don’t have them or don’t like them. You can add a spicy touch if you fancy this kind of food, but it’s not needed. And although you see a lot of things, it’s a dish it won’t take you a lot to prepare.
Enjoy it!! Español

PRAWNS WITH GARLIC

If you want to surprise your guests or family any day with a spectacular appetizer, dare to cook this prawns with garlic! It is easier than it seems.
             Ingredients:
                   – 250 gr prawns
                   – 3 laminated cloves of garlic
                   – Salt
                   – Parsley
                   – Chili pepper
                   – Half glass or less white wine
                   – A glass olive oil
Put the oil in a pot, when it’s hot add the garlic and chili pepper. Once the garlic is gold (take care it doesn’t get burnt), add the prawns and the white wine, be careful when adding them because the oil can be too hot and spitting. Season with salt to taste and in few minutes the prawns will be cooked.
Serve them in a bowl or a small soup plate, or one made of ceramics will be much more beautiful, dust the dish with some parsley to give more taste.

gambas al ajillo - prawns with garlic

TIPS: – If you buy the prawns in a fish market or boiled, peel them before cooking; if you are going to            use frozen prawns just add them to the pot.
       – If you don’t have parsey, use coriander or chives.
       – We recommend you to use dry chili pepper instead of powdered.
Enjoy it!! Español

RíAS BAIXAS

TERRAS GAUDA – Albariño, Loureiro y Caiño Blanco – 2012: (White wine // Vino blanco)
          Quite scented and sweet, saline and a quick acidity touch at the end.       
         Muy perfumado y dulce, salino y un toque rápido de acidez al final.
       

SPICY CLAMS OR WITH TOMATO SAUCE

This is not an easy dish, however I want to share it with you as it is an excellent starter. It takes you a lot more time to cook it but we all deserve such a delicacy.
        Ingredients (4 people):
             – 2 kg of clams
             – Half glass of water
             – 1 bay leaf
             – 2 minced onions
             – 2 minced garlic cloves
             – 2 soup spoons of flour
             – 1 glass of white wine (not sweet)
             – (Minced) Parsley
             – Salt
             – Olive oil
1.- Clean the clams with cold water, place them in a big bowl with water and cooking salt. Keep them so for 4-8 hours and change the water if there’s much sand in it. That’s normal and means the clams are fresh and alive.
2.- Boil the half glass of water, then add the bay leaf and the clams. If you’re boiling the water in high heat, put it down a little. After 3-5 minutes, the clams will be opened by the steam, place them on a plate, because if we leave the clams in the boiled water, they will keep on cooking and we don’t want it. Don’t throw the water away.
3.- Take a pan to cook the sauté with the onion, garlic, olive oil and salt. (At this point, you can add the cayenne). Afterwards, add the flour and stir well to not allow it to stick. (At this point, you can add the tomato sauce and paprika). When the previous mixture is thick (looks like a béchamel), add the wine and put the heat high to let the alcohol evaporate, then down the heat to medium and add the water we have kept before. Put the heat up again to boil everything, down the heat and let the flavours get mixed well.
4.- When the sauce is ready, add the clams and put a lid on. Let it cook for few minutes so that the clams get the great flavour of our sauce.
Clams with tomato sauce, just exquisite!!

Clams with tomato sauce, just exquisite!!

TIPS: You can also add some tomato sauce (if it’s home-made, much better), cayenne pepper to give a spice taste and parika. I added the right moment to add each ingredient in the explanation.
Enjoy your meal!!                                                                                                                                                                                                             Español

RUEDA

ABADÍA DE SAN QUIRCE- Verdejo – 2012: (White wine // Vino blanco)
        Flowers smell and taste, intense with a small sweet taste.
        Olor y sabor a flores, intenso en boca con un pequeño sabor dulce.

CATALUÑA

VIÑA ESMERALDA – Moscatel de alejandría & Gewürztraimer – 2012: (White wine // Vino blanco)
        Very intense aromas, soft and fresh with some jasmine touches.
        Muy perfumado, suave y fresco con toques de jazmín.
MASET DEL LLEÓ – Syrah – 2008: (Red wine // Vino tinto)
        Wood and smoky smell, soft taste, with a light strawberry aftertaste and a little acidity touch.
        Olor a madera y ahumado, sabor suave, con un ligero regusto a fresa y un pequeño toque de acidez.