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Spanish Dairy menu

peacepug Apr 27, 2009 09:08 AM

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


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!


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    toveggiegirl May 14, 2009 04:53 PM

    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.

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      btnfood May 14, 2009 10:28 AM

      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. queenscook Apr 29, 2009 02:35 PM

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

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        1. re: queenscook
          GilaB Apr 29, 2009 03:12 PM

          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
            DeisCane Apr 30, 2009 07:00 AM

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

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          ddelicious Apr 29, 2009 12:55 PM

          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
            DeisCane Apr 29, 2009 01:23 PM

            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
              Dovid Apr 29, 2009 05:23 PM

              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.

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            ferret Apr 27, 2009 10:21 AM

            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.

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              DeisCane Apr 27, 2009 10:19 AM

              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.

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