Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Mix the egg, 4 tbsp olive oil, milk, anisette, sugar, and baking powder. Measure out the flour and add most of it, stirring well. Add just enough flour to form a dough that is not sticky. Finish mixing with your hands, and then shape the dough with your hands into round strips about 10 to 15 cm long; form each strip into a circle by sealing the tips with a bit of water.

Clean the fish well, removing the head and the spine, as well as the tails and the insides. (Occasionally you will find the fish already cleaned at the market, just be sure it is fresh.) Once cleaned, place the fish in a dish and cover with vinegar. Leave, covered, in the refrigerator for at least six hours.

Another Spanish favourite for meriendas (teatime) and a healthier alternative for those avoiding butter or magarine. Buy an individual serving size of lemon yogurt (two if you want to double the recipe) and use the container as your measuring cup.

Hurta a la Gaditana - Sea Bream, Cádiz Style. Hurta is the red-banded sea bream, typical of the Cádiz coasts, but any large sea bream (such as gilthead or red bream) could be used instead.

Cut the fish into chunks. Put the water in a pan with the salt and bring to a boil. Add the potatoes, whole tomato and dried peppers. Cook, covered, until the potatoes are almost tender. In a mortar, blender or processor purée the garlic, oil, cumin, paprika, cayenne and saffron with the cooked and skinned tomato, peppers and a few pieces of the potato.

Baked sea bass with mussels and parsley beurre blanc. Kasper Nielsen will revolutionise the way you see Andalucia's finest ingredients. Baked sea bass with mussels and parsley beurre blanc.

In Andalusia, as in the rest of Spain, the feast of Christmas dinner takes place late on the night of Christmas Eve (Nochebuena) and normally goes on into the small hours of Christmas Day. Traditionally, the exchanging of presents is not until the 6th of January, on King's Day (Reyes) and so full attention is given to the cooking of an extravagant meal on the night of the 24th.

Toast the salt cod over a flame or under the grill until it is lightly browned and softened. Put it in a bowl of water while preparing the remaining ingredients. Arrange the orange and onion slices on a plate. Whisk the garlic with the oil, vinegar and red pepper flakes. Drain the cod and remove all skin and bones.