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Rafa’s in Roses: Authentic Seafood Hidden in the Costa Brava

People arrive at Rafa’s restaurant in Roses for different reasons. Some foodies can’t get in to El Bullí, just up the road, so they come here instead. Some gourmands come here because it’s …

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Recipe of the Day: Arròs amb faves Recipe of the Day: Arròs amb faves

Spring is the best time to enjoy fava beans, a staple in traditional Catalan cooking. In fact, Catalans believe favas are perfect for the Easter holidays, to serve on days when eating meat wasn’t allowed. …

Gaspatxo (Cold vegetable soup) Gaspatxo (Cold vegetable soup)

First off, we realize that gazpacho (“gaspatxo” in Catalan – a cold soup generally eating in the summer months, and made with fresh vegetables) is not a Catalan dish. While it is native to Andalusia, because …

Fabes a la catalana (Catalan Fava Beans) Fabes a la catalana (Catalan Fava Beans)

Use only the freshest, smallest beans for this dish.
* 6 cups shelled fava beands
* 1/4 cup olive oil
* 10 oz pork sparereribs, cut in pieces
* 6 slices panceta or unsmoked bacon
* 1/2 Botifarra negra or …

Espinacs amb passes i pinyons (Spinach with raisins and pinenuts) Espinacs amb passes i pinyons (Spinach with raisins and pinenuts)

It sounds like a lot of spinach, but remember that it shrinks to less than half its weight when cooked. A vegetarian delight!
* 7 lbs fresh spinach
* 5 oz raisins
* 5 Tbs olive oil
* 7 …

Carxofes fregides (Oven fried artichokes) Carxofes fregides (Oven fried artichokes)

This simple way of roasting artichokes in the oven makes for a very flavorful small dish, to be served as a tapa or a side.
* 1 tbsp lemon juice or white wine vinegar
* 2 glove …

Calçots amb romesco (Spring onions with romesco sauce) Calçots amb romesco (Spring onions with romesco sauce)

This type of Catalan spring onion has its own festival in the province of Tarragona and are eaten by the tonne during calçot season all over Catalunya. This recipe has been adapted for urban home …

Xampinyons en salsa (Mushrooms in sauce) Xampinyons en salsa (Mushrooms in sauce)

Serve with crusty bread to take full advantage of the juices.
* 2 tbsp olive oil
* 1 small onion, chopped
* 1 garlic clove, chopped
* 1 tbsp tomato purée
* 1/4 cup amontillado sherry
* 1/4 cup water
* 2 …

Crestes d´espinacs (Spinach empanadas) Crestes d´espinacs (Spinach empanadas)

The Moors brought the tradition of small pies to Spain, and “crestes” — known as empanadas in the rest of Spain — are a common snack in Catalunya.
* 1 cup raisins
* 1 1/2 tbsp olive …

Xató (Escarole Salad with Cod) Xató (Escarole Salad with Cod)

Xató stands out mainly because of its sauce, a kind of romesco made with pounded almonds and hazelnuts, nyora peppers, garlic and olive oil.
* 1 head escarole
* 6 oz salt cod
* 8 anchovy fillets
* 6 …

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