Spain is famous for its delicious cuisine. If you are planning a trip to Spain or simply dining at your local Spanish restaurant, these are some Spanish dishes that you should not miss.
Paella (as seen above)
This delicious rice dish is one of Spain’s signature dishes and can be enjoyed either as a main meal or as a side dish. The dish is traditionally made with saffron rice with seafood such as prawns, calamari, mussels and fish, although meat versions are also available. One of the great things about paella is that the variations are almost endless and it can be cooked with onions, olives, tomatoes, chillies, mushrooms or just about any combination of meat, fish and vegetables that you like.
For a really decadent dinner, roast baby pig is a mouth watering option and features a crispy rind with juicy meat on the inside. The best place in Spain to sample cochinillo asado is Segovia.
This spicy sausage is rich and delicious and makes the perfect accompaniment to any meal. Chorizo is usually served thinly sliced and cold or cut into pieces and cooked in wine or cider and is delicious with fresh bread or Spanish-style potatoes. Many bars in Spain serve chorizo as a snack and this sausage is great with a glass of locally made beer or wine, while it can also be eaten for breakfast with a traditional Spanish egg dish.
This sweet treat is called leche frita in Spanish and is a traditional Spanish dessert that features a cold and firm milk pudding centre contrasted with a warm and crunchy coating of flour and egg that is dusted with cinnamon and sugar. This dessert is sometimes flavoured with lemon or orange and can be eaten at any time of the day.
This satisfying potato dish is the perfect accompaniment to dishes such as chorizo and cochinillo asado and features chucks of fried potatoes smothered in a spicy tomato sauce. There are several variations of patatas bravas just waiting to be enjoyed in Spain such as potatoes served with ali oli garlic sauce or paprika.