We’re going back to Spain again. Can you tell I just got The New Spanish Table by Anya von Bremzen and I just can’t stop leafing through it? Yes? Okay, good, as that’s pretty much the case. I had planned to make this soup and wouldn’t you know it, it was only about 78 degrees that day. But it was sunny! So, I guess that counts.
This would be an awesome soup on a super hot day. It was a great soup on a kind of warm day. I loved the mint, although jwa thought there might have been a bit too much. So, I guess scale your mint usage on how much you like mint. Oh and I was a little concerned about the iceburg lettuce, but it works. Let’s see, what else? Oh, the color is a wonderful, bright green. And I got to use a lot of herbs from the garden. That’s always a plus.
Enough with the chit-chat, let’s get to the soup!
Printable Recipe pdf!
Spanish Chilled Herbed Pea Soup
from The New Spanish Table by Anya von Bremzen
1 tbsp unsalted butter
5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (plus more for drizzling)
2 small leeks, cleaned, halved, and chopped
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We had a nice break from the heat with some cool, 70′s and sunny weather. What a great time to reintroduce myself to the oven. Hi oven Remember me? Let’s do something! Oven agrees! Hooray.
This is so very good. We had it with some potatoes and green beans and it made for a wonderful dinner, next-day lunch and the rest of the chicken was used the day after that in a pasta salad.
I even have all the bones in a freezer bag (in the freezer) waiting for the next cool day to make some stock!
Printable recipe pdf!
Lemon Chicken with Honey and Saffron
Recipe adapted from The New Spanish Table by Anya von Bremzen
1 chicken (about 4 pounds), cut up
1 tbsp olive oil
Coarse salt (kosher or sea)
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
6 tsp light honey, such as orange flower
1 large pinch of saffron, pulverized in a mortar and steeped in 1 tablespoon very hot water
1 large onion, quartered and thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, chopped
Optional: 2 tbsp lightly toasted sesame seeds
Rinse chicken pieces, pat dry and trim off excess fat. Rub chicken all over with cumin, ginger and coriander. Let stand . . . → Read More: Spanish Lemon Chicken with Honey and Saffron