Spanish cuisine is rich in flavour and color. Traditional dishes always look as good as taste and offer an array of flavors that combine beautifully.
At El Milano Real Restaurante that is what we serve. We like to give our customers some background and details on some of our featured dishes. Today, we will have a look at croquettes, tortilla, tomato soup, and ratatouille.
Spanish Ratatouille (Pisto)
Ratatouille is a well-known dish across the world, but few people know that it originates from Spain. It is the perfect and delicious vegetarian dish.
The base is a mix of onions, garlic, peppers, tomatoes, and zucchini roasted in olive oil to release all the beautiful flavors. This dish can be enjoyed as a side or as a full meal at any time of the day. You can also enjoy t with an egg on top or cheese.
Tomato Soup (Gazpacho or salmojero)
This is a chilled tomato soup that is rich while light, zesty and very refreshing. It offers delicious flavors to make the pallet dance.
It is made from full flavour Spanish tomatoes with green peppers, garlic, onions, olive oil, herbs and cucumber. If you are looking for a light meal with all the best Spanish flavors, you want this dish.
This is a yummy traditional dish that involves either cured meat or codfish with béchamel sauce that is breaded and fried to make the perfect bite-sized croquette. Some also have cheese inside which makes for a creamy and indulgent snack. You can measure the quality of a Spanish restaurant or bar by the quality of their croquettes.
This is an omelette dish that approaches tortilla and omelette differently than other cuisines. It can be eaten for any meal no matter the time of day.
The basic way to cook these is slow-cooking caramelized onion and potato in olive oil to get all the flavors coming out and give the sweet center of the omelette.
Once the slow-cooking is done, the egg is added to make the omelette. The Tortilla Espanola is thicker than you may expect.
You can expect these delicious Spanish dishes and more from El Milano Real Restaurante in Maine.