Spanish Christmas

Mazapan (Marzipan)

MAZAPAN Basic ingredients: 6 cups whole almonds, blanched and ground4 cups sugar2 cup water4 egg whites, lightly beaten5-6 tbsp powdered sugar2 tsp vanillaPreparation:Heat the water and sugar in a saucepan, let dissolve the sugar.Let boil the liquid mixture without stirring until the temperature reaches 230º or 240º F, measure the temperature with a candy thermometer.Remove from …

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Dorado con azafran (Sea Bream with Saffron)

DORADO CON AZAFRAN Main ingredients: One Sea Bream, approximately 0.75 kg250 g peeled potatoes and thinly sliced100 g sliced onion (into thin rings)One lemon juiceRind of one lemon5 tbsp olive oil1 tbsp sherry vinegar2 cloves of garlic2 strands of saffronA bunch of parsley1 red chili pepperSalt to tastePreparation:Firstly, it is advisable to clean the fish, after …

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Ensalada de langosta (Lobster Salad)

ENSALADA DE LANGOSTA Basic ingredients: 1 piece lobsterMixed salad leaves4 cherry tomatoes1/2 avocado50 g cucumber25 g sweet corn2 pieces of white asparagus2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil1/2 tbsp white wine vinegar2 litres of water250 g salt1 lemon4 bay leavesPreparation:Boil the lobsters in a saucepan with 4 liters of water, salt, 1 lemon and 3 bay leaves …

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Pavo Trufado de Navidad (Christmas Turkey with Truffles)

PAVO TRUFADO DE NAVIDAD Basic ingredients: 1 turkey of 4 or 5 kg1 kg minced lean pork1 kg minced veal150 g ham (jamón serrano)200 g belly of pork in rashers270 g of truffles (mushrooms) or 3 tins6 eggs1 glass of brandy1 large glass of dry sherrySalt and black pepper Ingredients for the broth: Carcass and giblets of the …

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