Andalusian Cuisine and Recipes

Andalusian cuisine is rather varied, corresponding to a region that is itself extensive and varied. Notwithstanding that, the cuisine of Andalusia is characterised by gazpacho, fried fish (often called Pescaíto frito in the local vernacular), the jamones of Jabugo, Valle de los Pedroches and Trevélez, and the wines of Jerez, particularly sherry.

Andalusian Cuisine

Andalusian cuisine is rather varied, corresponding to a region that is itself extensive and varied. Notwithstanding that, the cuisine of Andalusia is characterised by gazpacho, fried fish, the jamones of Jabugo, Valle de los Pedroches and Trevélez, and the wines of Jerez.

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Artichoke and Asparagus in Green Sauce

Artichoke hearts and asparagus in a seasoning sauce of spices, pistachios, and lemon.

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Caldillo de Perro – Fish Soup with Bitter Orange

Usually prepared in the fishing districts, fresh fish is cut into slices and seasoned with salt. Traditionally cooked in a clay pot, where oil, garlic and onions are heated and boiling water is added.

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Gazpacho Andaluz – Andalusian Cold Tomato Soup

Gazpacho is a cold tomato soup from Andalusia, Spain. Centuries ago, gazpacho was made with nothing more than bread, garlic, salt, olive oil, vinegar, and water.

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Pescado Frito – Andalusian Fried Fish

Served hot, freshly fried, and can be eaten as an appetiser (for example with a beer or wine), or as a starter or main course. Usually Pescado Frito is served with fresh lemon, which is squeezed over the fish or occasionally in escabeche (a vinegar marinade/souse).

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Salmorejo Cordobés – Chilled Tomato Soup

Salmorejo is more filling than gazpacho, with added bread, and extremely tasty thanks to extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, garlic and seasonings.

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Sopa de Ajo Blanco – White Garlic Soup

Everyone has heard about the traditional red gazpacho soup, and many have tasted it. However, this recipe for cold white garlic soup or sopa de ajo blanco is just as tasty and refreshing. In fact, garlic lovers would probably vote for this soup hands down. It is easy, quick and healthy.

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