No. 1 : Quick Recipe

Spanish Potato Salad

  • 1 – 2 LBs Assorted Fingerling, Small Red or Yellow Potatoes
  • 1 TB Sea Salt
  • ½ TB Ground Cumin
  • 1 TB Smoked Paprika
  • ½ TB Chili Powder
  • ½ TB each Sea Salt and Pepper
  • 1 TB Dijon Mustard
  • 2 TB Sherry Vinegar
  • ¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ½ Small Red Onion, Thinly Sliced 
  • ½ Cup Chopped Green Olives
  • 1 Cup Thinly Sliced Celery
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Cilantro or Parsley

Step One

Place the potatoes in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Add the salt and cook 12 -15 minutes or until just tender.

Step Two

While the potatoes are cooking, combine the cumin, paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper. Whisk in the mustard, vinegar and olive oil. Add the onion, celery, cilantro and olives. Drain the potatoes and add to the salad. Garnish with herbs. Serve with *Chicken if desired.

No. 2 : Kitchen Scoop

*Chicken with Spanish Spices

  • Spanish Spice Rub: ½ Tsp EACH Cumin, Smoked Paprika, Chili Powder, Sea Salt and Black Pepper
  • 2 LBs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, in thin strips
  • Olive Oil Spray

Mix the spices and the salt and pepper together in a small bowl. Add the spice mixture to a zip lock bag and add the chicken. Rub the bag to evenly distribute the spices. Set aside for up to one hour. Grill or roast the chicken until it has an internal temperature of 145F.

No. 3 : Clever Idea

This recipe is inspired by the incredibly delicious salads served up in Spain. Yes, the Spanish do eat a great deal of meat, the pork, ham and lamb are wonderful, but they balance that protein with the most beautiful salads full of fresh veggies. Think about that idea when you are creating a dinner with meat – instead of traditional side veggies try creating a big yummy salad to accompany your meal!

No. 4 : Wine FIND of the Week

Palma Real Rueda Verdejo
Rueda, Spain
About $15

This wine is named for the place it is from – the Rueda region in Northwest Spain. The grape that makes it taste so delicious is Verdejo, which creates a crisp and dry with lovely floral, citrus and mineral aromas and flavors and medium body. If you are an unoaked Chardonnay fan this is a super alternative to the same old Chard you’ve been buying!

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