Friday, May 4, 2012


Last week we celebrated  at home (here, in Ireland) our "Feria de Abril" (A famous Spanish festival that takes place in Seville every year between April and May) . This is a colourful and full of flavours festival  for the senses where you can taste any kind of tapas, from "iberico ham", "gambas" (boiled or grilled prawns) to olives, "adobo" (deep fried marinated fish).... 

 And to drink? Beer, fino (sherry) and of course  the popular "rebujito" (a mixed of fino and 7up).

This is my "adobo" recipe:

(4 servings)

-500 grs. of fish (hake or whitting cut in chunks)
-2 tablespoons of cummin
-2 tablespoons of paprika
-2 tablespoons of vinegar
-1 tablespoon of olive oil
-1 teaspoon of salt and pepper
-2 cloves of garlic crushed
-Sunflower oil to fry the fish (the frying pan should be half filled)
-Flour to coat the fish

Place in a big bowl the fish together with the rest of ingredients. Mix them up well (using your hands is the best way) and leave to marinate the fish overnight covered the bowl with cling film.

The day after place the sunflower oil in a deep frying pan. Heat the oil (high heat) for about 4 minutes, until the oil is very hot. Meanwhile, coat the fish in the flour. When the oil is ready , turn the heat  down a bit and fry the fish in batches for about 3 minutes each side until golden and crispy. Place the fish on a plate with kitchen paper to absorb the excess of oil and ready to eat!!! Perfect with a sherry!!!