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Spanish Dairy menu

Trying to put together a spanish dairy menu (for Shanuot) and need suggestions-

Sangria

Gazpacho with garlic croutons
bread and tapas

fish paella?
Olive quiche
salad- what would be a spanish take?

orange flan

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, recipes too!

thanks

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  1. Avocado, orange and red onion salad. You can add tomatoes and/or olives as well. Dress with lime juice and EVOO.

    Tortilla de papa is a good addition to a Spanish menu. It's a potato omelet.

    Fish paella with veggie sausage could be a very nice addition. So could a number of cod dishes.

    1. Gazpacho is usually served in lieu of salad but you can do a simple green salad with marinated artichoke hearts, minced red onions and a sherry vinaigrette.

      1. i'd do some kind of baked fish with olives and peppers instead of fish paella. quiche doesn't seem very spanish to me but the tortilla (potato omlette) is a great idea and perfect at room temperature. flan is yummy but what is shavout with no cheesecake ;)

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        1. re: ddelicious

          Rice pudding is dairy-er than flan so you could try that. Kick up the cinnamon quotient and maybe add some saffron or paprika if you're really bold.

          1. re: DeisCane

            Rice pudding with vanilla and lemon zest is a Sephardic dish for Shavuot. My grandfather, a Sfard, liked chickpeas served cold with aioli (a garlic mayonaisse) for Shavuot.

        2. I believe Tres Leches cake is popular in many Spanish cultures.

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          1. re: queenscook

            I served the Chow recipe for coconut tres leches cake last year for dessert on Shavuos, and it was a big hit: http://www.chow.com/recipes/10649
            That said, I think tres leches cake is more Latin American than Spanish.

            1. re: GilaB

              Yes, tres leche, while wonderful, is a Western hemisphere dish.

          2. Menu seems to be evolving nicely. If you Google for flan de queso, you will find a lot of recipes. I personally prefer the dense yet creamy texture of this flan, made with cream cheese. And it seems very appropriate for Shavuot.

            1. As DeisCane suggested, rather than a quiche, which is French, you could do a Spanish Tortilla (a potato omelette).
              You can find a basic recipe here: http://www.globalgourmet.com/destinat...
              You can add olives or other veggies to it.