Category: Starter

Roast garlic & thyme focaccia

Roast garlic & thyme focaccia

A focaccia is a versatile rustic-looking Italian flat bread that has some similarities with a pizza dough. It is original from the region of Liguria, in the north of Italy. This bread is usually seasoned with infused olive oil and sea salt, and can be topped with a wide range of ingredients such as herbs, olives, anchovies, cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, etc. A focaccia can be served on its own or together with a nice antipasti or dipping sauce, it can also accompany a main course.

  By solypimiento

Gratin dauphinois

Gratin Dauphinois

Traditionally, this French dish is made out of potatoes and crème fraîche. Our recipe tweaks a bit the original and uses milk and cream infused with garlic and nutmeg. The classical recipe does not contain cheese either but... what can we say? We can't help it when it comes to gratin cheese, so we top it with a generous amount of Gruyère, glorifying this dish even further.

  By solypimiento

Cod loin and garlic mayo puff tart

Cod loin and garlic mayo puff tart

Puff pastry tarts are thankful recipes that allow your creativity to run pretty much free and the chances to get them wrong are still rather low. For this one we have used good quality cod loin, potatoes and gratinated home made garlic mayonnaise. It will make a great starter or even a main if served with some green salad for example.

  By solypimiento

Steak Tartare

Steak tartare

A steak tartare has been an option on the menus of steak houses and French bistros for decades. The tenderness of top quality ground raw beef, the creaminess of a raw egg yolk and the flavour and crunchiness of carefully selected ingredients balance this equation perfectly. An authentic meat lover will appreciate this glorious dish very much.

  By solypimiento

Gazpacho

Andalusian style Gazpacho

There are few things as refreshing in summer as an ice-cream, but definitely one of them is a good bowl of chilled Gazpacho, a cold soup typical from the south of Spain that helps coping with the sometimes unbearable Spanish summer heat.

  By solypimiento

Walnut, pomegranate & feta dip

Walnut, pomegranate & feta dip

Unexpected guests coming over for a quick visit? Do not panic, you have plenty of time to make some delicious and original nibbles like this feta, walnut and pomegranate dip.

  By solypimiento

Spanish Tortilla

Spanish Potato Tortilla

One of the most typical and inexpensive dishes of the Spanish cuisine, pure comfort food! As delicious as controversial, everyone has a say on how to prepare the "proper" one. Simply get in the kitchen and give our recipe a try, afterwards you'll be able to decide for yourself and tweak it if needed.

  By solypimiento

Hummus

Hummus

Hummus is one of the most popular dishes of the Middle Eastern cuisine. Made of chickpeas puré, lemon juice, salt , garlic, olive oil and tahini paste (mainly sesame), it is often served as a starter and accompanied by toasted pitta bread. Let your imagination flow and feel free to garnish it with anything you like on top.

  By solypimiento