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Tomato and goat cheese tostas

31 Ene
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Today is Friday, the favourite day of the week for the most of the people because it announces the weekend. And precisely because it is weekend I want to share with all of you a simple, healthy and quick recipe, Tomato and goat cheese tosta, ideal for a light dinner, or for a generous starter of a great St. Valentine’s dinner, for example. Keep this idea if you already are looking forward to surprising your better half in that special day.

The best of these “tostas” it is that they cook up in a short time. Although I present the ingredients that I used, you certainly could make your own adaptations. These “tostas” actually  are my idea to share with our friends or our families. Not only do I prepare them for a dinner, but also I make them for a delicious breakfast or just as a snack. You decide how to taste them. No more explanations, let’s go into the kitchen in order to prepare this simple recipe as soon as we pronounce them.

Ingredients to prepare Tomato and goat cheese tostas (4 persons)

4 slices of seed bread
2 ripe tomatoes
tender shoots’  mix
8 slices of goat cheese
extra virgin olive oil
Modena’s balsamic vinegar cream

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How to prepare Tomato and goat cheese tostas

  1. Toast lightly into a pan the bread slices with an olive oil’s trickle. You also can use a toaster and putting the olive oil at the moment to form our tostas.
  2. Put the toasted bread slices into a dish, add some tender shoots, now some tomato slices previously cut into fine half moons if the tomatoes are large enough. Add a pinch of salt.
  3. then, incorporate two goat cheese slices for each tosta
  4. finally, add a thread of olive oil and another thread of Modena’s balsamic vinegar cream above all.

Ready! You’ll check how tasty these simple tostas can be. Go on if you want make your own versions. Use the bread you like most, change the tender shoots for lettuce leaves, spinach or canons. If you are not kind of goat cheese, try with your favourite. A red wine, a good company and these tostas taste as you were in the glory. Happy week to all my followers and readers.

Italian Spanish omelet

30 Jul

This post is a tribute to Spanish and Italian cultures. A tribute to the richness and variety of the Mediterranean diet. Some time ago, in a comment I share in a friend blog, I promised a recipe of Spanish omelet with pizza flavor, Italian style definitely. I´m sure I´m not the only one who have thought in that. So at home we love potatoes omelet, I´m always reinventing it. Another stuff we enjoy as well is pizza; if it is made in home, much better.

This last weekend I had whim of both. As I hadn´t enough time and disposition, I must admit, to prepare a pizza mass, I preferred cook up a Spanish omelet with an Italian dressing that let my “pizza cravings” satisfied. With a little of cheese, herbs and tomato you get that special flavor, the rest of the main ingredients are eggs and potatoes. Just a few ingredients and we´ll able to cooking up a luxury appetizer to share with our friends, taste with a beer or even having lunch or dinner.

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Are you keen on the idea? Then, let´s cook it.


2 large potatoes

4-5 eggs

3 dried tomatoes previously rehydrated

4 tbsp grated Grana Padano cheese (Parmesan)

1 slice Mozzarella cheese finally cut

1 tsp dried oregano (a little more to crown)

1/2 tsp dried peppermint (a little more to crown)

garlic salt (you can use dehydrate ground garlic or a crushed clove garlic)  

cherry tomato

arugula or rucola

olive oil


How to prepare Italian Spanish omelet

  1. Put the dried tomatoes into a cup of water during 15-20 minutes  in order to rehydrated them.
  2. Peel and cut the potatoes into thin slices. Fry them into enough oil until they soften and start golden (no pretty golden). Take them out and put over absorbent paper. Season them with garlic salt or normal salt. You can cook the potatoes into a roasting bag suitable for microwave. 6-8 minutes highest potency.
  3. Beat the eggs, season with garlic salt or normal salt (do not abuse if you´ve already put enough salt to the potatoes), add the oregano and the peppermint, beat a little more to integrate all, incorporate the potatoes and crash them with a fork until you get smaller pieces of potato (this is how it does cook up the authentic Spanish omelet) . Add the grated cheese and the Mozzarella slice into little pieces (remember put aside the other slice to crown), and for last incorporate the rehydrated dried tomato, finally cut. Mix all.

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  4. Put 2 tbsp olive oil into a nonstick pan or the same oil where you fried the potatoes. As soon as you incorporate the mix, stir a little with a wooden spoon (do not be afraid you won´t get scrambled eggs). Let the omelet cook covered, low heat, in order to cook very well until it start bubbling. Check, moving the pan, the mix of the omelet is thickened: it is the moment to turn it around. How? It´s very easy ended: carefully detach laterals, take a dish or a top larger than the top pan, cover it, turn around take back the omelet into the pan. No matter if you leave some egg into the dish or top.
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  5. Add the Mozzarella slice we got aside, cover it once more, let 2-3 minutes more cooking until the cheese melted whereas omelet cook. Take off from the heat.
  6. Serve the omelet on a dish garnish with cherry tomatoes and arugula or rucola and sprinkle with oregano and peppermint.

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Ready, here you have another way to prepare potato omelets. This once I didn´t use onion, but you can include it. If you are going to do it, before add it to the beaten eggs you must fry it. Look at this Tortilla de Patatas, that I shared no long time ago. Enjoy this recipe with friend and family. Best regards and happy week beginning.

Salmorejo: Cordovan recipe

10 Jul

Last summer I made my first Cordovan Salmorejo (Salmorejo cordobés) thanks to the great explanation I found at Javirecetas website. I loved that simple but delicious dish that hereinafter appeased hot, thirst and hunger. This season, as soon as barely heat was felt, I went to buy some good red tomatoes in order to prepare the first Salmorejo of the summer. Now, pear tomatoes and tomatoes branch are in their very best moment.

The branch tomatoes are my favorites to prepare Salmorejo. I leave the pear tomatoes for our Andalusian breakfasts that we have every weekend, summer or winter, no matter which season be. The Cordovian Salmorejo is a very humble dish. It used to be prepared before Christopher Columbus brings tomatoes here from the New World. Because of this reason, before that, the Salmorejo used to be made just with vinegar, bread, oil and garlic, all perfectly crushed on a mortar. It was never on a court cook book. It was prepared and eaten by poor people and countryside people.

There are two crucial moments for Salmorejo as we know it today. When tomato is introduced and the Salmorejo takes the red color (before that it´s used to be a white cream or soup), and a second moment it was when the electric blender was invented. It replaced the anterior primitive process. Historical references claim that Romans and Arabians, each of them, made and consumed the white primitive Salmorejo, hot or cold. Today the identified recipe as Cordovan Salmorejo is a little bit different, but tasty, fresh and extended for all the Spanish geography.

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Ingredients to prepare Salmorejo Cordobés (Javi´s recipe for 2-4 persons)

500 gr red ripe tomatoes
100 gr bread (day before)
1 garlic clove (I prefer just 1/2 one)
100 ml (1/2 cup) extra virgin olive oil
water to scald the tomatoes

How to prepare Cordovan Salmorejo

  1. Scald the tomatoes and leave them ready to use. Click here and you´ll be able to see how easily we can do it.
  2. Put the bread, the tomatoes, the olive oil, the garlic and the salt into a container or into a blender vase. Blend as well as be possible. It won´t be necessary pass it through a Chinese strainer, but you can do it if you want.
  3. Leave the Salmorejo inside the fridge while you prepare a hard-boiled egg.

Take it as an appetizer, as a menu starter or even as a light dinner substitute. Serve cold and garnish with diced hard-boiled egg and diced serrano ham.

Yummy, yummy!!

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