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mar rojo 19 shrimp broth

I already told you how easy it is to prepare a fish broth. Well, this Shrimp Broth is even easier, and it has a color that will make you believe you are expert cooks.

I use it to make Fideuá, a spanish dish, very similar to Paella, but using pasta instead of rice. It is easier to prepare than paella, so it might be a good idea if it is your first take on this delicious spanish dish.

But this broth can also be used for many other dishes, such as paella itself, rice with shrimp, rice with cockels, marinara pasta, seafood risottos, fish soup.. Continue reading


marrojo19_fishbrothI don’t know if you feel the same as I did, quite scared by the word stock or broth. To me, it sounded like high cuisine, until I discovered that it was something really simple to make. Once you make one, you realize that there is no complications, and that it’s much more handy to have your homemade broth in the freezer.

Moreover, to make it, you can use leftovers that otherwise would have ended in the waste, and I love it whenever I can reuse and recycle and save a little bit!
I make this soup when I buy a whole hake or whiting. I love to prepare it “a la espalda”, a typical spanish way to Continue reading



Note: I prepared this dish when some weeks ago, when the weather was still cold, but soon it turned warmer and I have been waiting since then to post it. It looks that Spring wants to stay, so I post it as I wrote it then. You should make this stew even if it’s not very cold, it’s really delicious.

This chickpea soup has got to be the best dish for a chilly winter evening. But the truth is that in my house we have always eaten this kind of the dishes all year round, regardless of temperature and seasons. In fact, my siblings and I were so pleased when we were on the beach and our mother pulled out a giant thermos bottle filled with our stew for lunch, usually black beans, lentils or chickpeas. We sat in a row, and she went round giving us scoops one by one. Years later, I became aware that most people banished stews and soups of their summer diet, don’t know quite why I did the same, but the truth is I love eating a warm stew, even in August.



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