Recipe: Ensalada Rusa from Spain and Peru

I recently returned from a trip to sunny Barcelona, where I came across a familiar salad or tapa that I had come across in South America: Ensalada Rusa.  Ensalada Rusa (Russian Salad) is a potato salad dish, most commonly eaten in Spain, made with peas, carrots, peppers, olives and tuna. However, this potato salad is enjoyed all over Europe, the…

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Recipe: Smoked Haddock Ceviche

The beauty of ceviche is that once you know how to make one type, you can be as creative as you like with the fish ingredients. As a lover of smoked fish, I thought I’d try making a traditional style ceviche but use smoked haddock instead of the usual unsmoked white fish. I was hoping…

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Recipe: Corn, Cheese and Chilli Empanadas

It’s been a little while since I made empanadas, and I’ve been craving them a lot recently. The perfect little snack to take into work for lunch, for you or your colleagues, empanadas are tiny little pastries that go a long way. I had made meat empanadas before as well as ricotta and spinach, but I…

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National Ceviche Day

Ceviche Mixto  To mark Peru’s National Ceviche Day, I made my flatmate and I a celebratory dinner. Ceviche Mixto: fish, mussels and prawns. A little fancier than my basic ceviche dishes with the mixed seafood. Colourful, zesty and refreshing, it was the perfect meal for a hot sunny day. 150g of filleted white fish (e.g….

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It’s all about Ceviche

Ceviche: potentially one of the most iconic Latin American delicacies. Up and down the coastal regions of Central and South America, you will find variations of the zesty raw fish dish. Put simply, ceviche (or cebiche) is raw fish “cooked” by citric juice, in a type of marinade. Ceviche can be dated back to the earliest…

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