Monday, May 01, 2006

Patatas and Pochas a la Riojana, Gazpacho, Grilled Ramps

Dinner 5/1

Patatas a la Riojana
(Rioja style Potatoes with Peppers and Soyrizo)
(onion, red bell peppers, garlic, smoked paprika, carrot, veg stock, potatoes, salt and pepper)

Pochas a la Riojana
(Rioja Style White Beans)
(diced carrot, red bell pepper, onion, garlic, smoked paprika, two tomatoes, cannellini beans)

Gazpacho de Remolacha*
(Beetroot Gazpacho)
(yellow beets, yellow tomatoes, yellow bell pepper, cucumber, soaked bread, olive oil, sherry vinegar, salt, pepper)

Grilled Ramps

The recipes are from a book called "The Food of Northern Spain" by Jenny Chandler (Pavillion 2005). It's not a very vegan friendly book, but I was able to find a few things that could be adapted. Apologies to the folks living in Northern Spain for bastardizing these dishes ;)

* This was originally written for red beets, red bell pepper and red tomatoes. Well, we had yellow beets, yellow bell pepper and yellow tomatoes (our second to last batch from 2004's epic canning sessions), so the adaptation was straightforward... the taste was incredible, the earthiness of the beets were really prevalent (in a good way). I know it seems like we've been making a ton of gazpacho lately, but this may have been the best one yet...

Bonus Shot from the backyard after dinner. "Fox On The Run" (you screamed and everybody comes a-running)



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