Spanish Flavor Profile

Spanish Flavor Profile


Flavor Profile Table
Base:
garlic, onion and tomato
Spices:
bay leaf, black pepper, fennel seed, oregano, paprika, saffron, white pepper
Herbs:
cilantro, parsley
Trademarks:
almonds, bell peppers, chickpeas, chorizo, cod, olive oil, orange juice, orange zest, rice, seafood, sherry, sherry wine vinegar

three, Two, One

A Spanish-inspired dish begins with this simple 3|2|1 cooking method:

3 base ingredients + 2 (or more) spices + 1 (or more) herb + trademarks (optional)


Five Signature spanish Dishes
croquetas
gazpacho
paella
sangria
tapas

Noble Suggestions
  • Never underestimate the power of the Spanish sofrito. What is sofrito? A versatile tomato sauce that can be added to numerous dishes or used as a garnish: think soups, stews/braises, skillet suppers or atop fried eggs and rice. Saute the following ingredients in some olive oil until reduced to a sauce-like consistency (10-15 minutes):
    • 3 base ingredients (diced tomatoes, onion and garlic)
    • diced bell peppers
    • paprika
    • oregano
    • fresh parsley
  • Make sofrito cubes for an instant shot of Spanish 3|2|1 flavor. Prepare a large batch of sofrito. Then freeze in ice cube trays and store in freezer bags. Grab cubes as needed.
  • Turn your next potluck or progressive dinner into a tapas gathering. The great thing about tapas is they encourage community.  They are meant to be shared. It is a chance to try some of everything.

Brag and bloopers

Lets be honest. Sometimes brilliance happens in the kitchen and other times it is a complete fiasco. We want to hear it all. Brag about new cooking skills or let us share in the frustration. Please reply to this post.

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