What Spanish ingredients should I get?
I don't have a lot of experience cooking Spanish food, but after a few days in Spain I'm dedicated to learning. I'm still here, so was wondering if anyone could give me suggestions of what food items or ingredients I should buy that can travel well.
I love the boquerones en vinagre here, but the packaging seems to say that I need to refrigerate it. Is that really true? I'd love to pack a few packages of this but it would have to be able to survive without refrigeration for a few days.
How about cured meats? Can I take those with me sans refrigeration?
Any other suggestions would be appreciated. I have a few more days here and would love to pick up a few things.
Strangely, I brought back all kinds of stuff, but my family liked the different tea flavours (there was a hibiscus, raspberry rooibos) best. Chips, people give you the fish eye, but they'll let you bring it in. Sadly, can't bring back cured meats and I love their pork products. But you could probably do olive oil and Spain is known for olives too.
Paprika,sweet, bittersweet and smoked. I like the bittersweet.
Sherry vinegar or other wine vinegar.
High end canned seafood
Bottled Piquillo Peppers
Salted Marcona Almonds
Pedro Ximenez Vinegar Grand Reserve
Marques De Valdueza olive oil or Nunez del Prado EVOO in the Tin can $$$
Ybarra Olives with Piquillo Peppers
Various El Rey Smoked Paprikas
Boquerones White Anchovies
Bajamar Asparagus Spears in can
Bevia Sea Salt
and LOTS of paella rice
Catalonian Vichy water