How about some Spanish olive oil recipes to broaden your culinary knowledge? In this post, we will provide you with a good approach to Spanish gastronomy, one of the healthiest in the world. This Spanish-style potatoes with olive oil recipe and this Spanish sardines in olive oil recipe will be your new favorite dishes. Simple recipes, quick to prepare and, above all, very tasty! Read on and learn how Italica Extra Virgin Olive Oil can help you get the most out of these recipes.
Easily prepare these delicious Spanish-style potatoes with olive oil recipe
With this Spanish-style potatoes with olive oil recipe, you will get a dish full of Spanish flavor. Its ingredients are so basic that you are sure to have them already in your pantry!
Ingredients (4 servings):
- 3 medium-sized potatoes
- ½ an onion
- 1 head of garlic
- 3 Tbsp of Italica Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- ¼ cup of white wine
- 1 tsp of dried thyme
- 1 tsp of dried rosemary
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
- A handful of fresh chopped parsley
First, peel the potatoes. To do this, rinse them with cold water and dry them completely. Ideally, cut each potato into thin slices 1/2″ thick. Then, grease a large saucepan with 1 Tbsp of olive oil and add the potato slices.
While the potatoes are cooking, cut the half onion into thin slices and mix them with your hands so that they are loose. Once the onion is separated, distribute the onion slices evenly over the potatoes. Then, take the head of garlic and cut a slit in each clove and also place it on top of the potatoes and onion.
For the next step, sprinkle everything with 2 Tbsp of olive oil and season with sea salt and black pepper, 1 tsp of dried thyme and 1 tsp of dried rosemary. Then, cover the pan with aluminum foil, put it in the oven preheated to 375º F and press the bake + roast option. If your oven does not have both functions, simply bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.
After 45 minutes, remove the casserole from the oven and remove the aluminum foil. Then pour ¼ cup of white wine over the cooked food and put the casserole back in the oven, this time without the aluminium foil cover and increase the temperature to 425º F.
15 minutes later, the potatoes should be perfectly cooked and all that remains is to sprinkle a handful of chopped fresh parsley, serve, and enjoy!
Try leaving the skin on the garlic. You’ll find that this not only adds an incredible buttery texture but ensures that they don’t overcook.
If you are more of a fish lover, you will love this Spanish sardines in olive oil recipe
Fish, olive oil and a spicy touch. If your mouth is watering, this is the recipe for you, take paper and a pencil!
Ingredients (4 servings):
- 12 medium-sized sardines (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup of green olives
- 5 large sliced garlic cloves
- 1 medium carrot
- 3 pieces of bay leaves
- 10-12 pieces of peppercorns
- ¼ tsp chili flakes
- 1 cup of Italica Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- ½ Tbsp of kosher salt
- 1 cup of water
- 1 Tbsp of white vinegar
First, clean the sardines well and cut off the heads.
For the next step, in the bottom of a small pot, add half of the olives, carrots, bay leaves, peppercorns and garlic. Place a single layer of sardines on top.
Repeat the procedure: add another layer of half the remaining of spices and sardines on top. Sprinkle the chili flakes and salt evenly over the ingredients and pour 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil and 1 cup of water. Put it over medium-low heat and, once it boils, add the vinegar.
Let it cook for 45 minutes to an hour. If you use a pressure cooker, close the lid of the pot once the vinegar has been added, it will be ready in 30 to 40 minutes. And that’s it!
If you want the fish bones to be tender, you can cook them for 6 hours over very low heat. Add as much water as necessary (they must be very submerged).
Healthy eating as a priority
These recipes are not only tasty but also healthy. An example of a recipe of healthy eating is this last one since sardines have a high Omega-3. The Mediterranean diet that prevails in Spanish gastronomy is a way of life. Balanced and protein-rich, your health will thank you for it.