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A menu with dishes like a chickpea and cauliflower curry, cider and shallot mussels, beet cream and egg roasted garlic or homemade muffins makes the gourmet slope January much more bearable. Christmas is over, so we can’t think of anything better than beating the festive nostalgia with our recipes this week. All, of course, prepared with seasonal fruits, vegetables and fish, of course.
monday january 16
FIRST: CAULIFLOWER WITH ORANGE, ALMOND AND HONEY
We offer a different sauce that enhances the sweetness of this vegetable. So, at the next meal, you can prove to a skeptic that cauliflower doesn’t taste like gas.
SECOND: ROASTED CHICKEN: AN EASY RECIPE WITHOUT OVEN
Not having an oven is a common problem in small apartments, and its electricity consumption worries those who have one. With this recipe you can prepare a whole, juicy and tasty chicken without turning it on.
DESSERT: FELIPS OF FORNOS
We have recovered Madrid cakes from the beginning of the last century. Because endangered desserts give us almost the same grief as whales, lynxes or bee-eaters.
tuesday january 17
FIRST: GRILLED CARROTS WITH PINEAPPLE PESTO
A simple change to the classic pesto sauce makes it a fresh accompaniment to vegetables and meats: add a little pineapple with its tartness and sweetness at the same time.
SECOND: LEMON SPAGHETTI
The fragrant aroma of Mediterranean citrus fruits perfectly permeates long pasta. For the recipe to go well, all you need to do is calculate the cooking times.
DESSERT: SEASONAL FRUIT: ORANGE
We are sorry to tell you that oranges do not cure colds, but they are still very tasty.
Wednesday January 18
FIRST: ROASTED LEEKS WITH ALMOND
This recipe is from Albert Adrià, but you don’t need to have his last name to cook it. The key to the dish is to roast the leeks in the oven to give them a smoky touch.
SECOND: CITRUS BUTTER ROASTED CABBAGE
An easy, quick and clean way to cook cabbage – a powerful dressing is all you need to go from an unsightly vegetable to a real delicacy.
Why buy cupcakes when they are so easy to make? These queens of breakfast and snacks can be tailored to our tastes with a pinch of science.
Thursday January 19
FIRST: BEET AND ROASTED GARLIC SOUP WITH EGG
It’s worth turning on the oven to get this cream, with all the flavor of caramelized beets and roasted garlic. Adding the boiled egg can make it a perfect single dish.
SECOND: WHITE BEANS IN GREEN SAUCE
A 100% traditional and 100% vegetarian stew to face the winter cold. Quick, cheap and delicious, these beans will make you regain your confidence in classic recipes.
DESSERT: SEASONAL FRUIT: KIWI
The kiwi is in season and is one of the most concentrated fruits in vitamin C. Ideal for facing the cold.
Friday January 20
FIRST: GALICIAN OCTOPUS WITH POTATOES
Preparing this popular tapa at home is as easy or as difficult as using good raw materials and reaching the right amount of seasoning and cooking point, so that the octopus is tender but not chewy.
SECOND: MUSSELS IN CIDER AND SHALLOTS
Mussels are very healthy and inexpensive molluscs. Here we prepare them in a very quick cider and shallot sauce which, when we add their own juice, becomes a taste bomb.
DESSERT: LEMON CHEESE FLANTS
The flan and the creamy cheese go together very well, and the lemon zest adds a delicious aroma to the whole. This citrus version of the most popular homemade dessert will give us so much joy, it’s worth doubling the quantities and keeping some in the fridge.
saturday 21 january
MAIN COURSE: CHICKPEAS AND CAULIFLOWER CURRY
A quick Indian stew, which invites you to make an ode to the spoon on the coldest nights. It comes with a gift idea to get rid of the fear of making your own curry mixes.
DESSERT: SEASONAL FRUIT: MANDARIN
Ok: the smell of tangerines is not easy to wash off the fingers, but it’s a lesser evil compared to its juiciness.
Sunday January 22
MAIN COURSE: COD IN MUSTARD CRUST
It’s the season for fresh cod, and we take the opportunity to prepare it in the oven with a crust of bread flavored with Dijon mustard. If you don’t have it on hand in this format, we also give you some tips for desalting it.
DESSERT: GINGER, CARDAMOM AND BUTTER COOKIES
Mild, spicy, buttery, sweet and dangerous, because you can eat 20 without realizing it. This is how these biscuits are, perfect to accompany a tea or chocolate on a cold winter afternoon.
drink of the weekend
The recipe is a vodka-world adaptation of the whiskey smash served at a London Soho bar, The Lucky Pig.
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