Best ever Spanish recipes

Try one of our 10 best ever Spanish recipes to discover a love for the Mediterranean flavours of Spanish cuisine: chorizo, cod and prawns with fresh flavours of tomato, garlic and saffron.

Pan y tomate

Our version of Catalan garlic and tomato bread, this is a really quick and easy breakfast recipe that Catalans and Spaniards enjoy with a coffee in the morning. It works best with nice ripe Spanish tomatoes.



Gazpacho is a refreshing soup made of raw vegetables, usually served cold. This simple recipe features cucumber, red pepper and red onion on a plum tomato base. Serve with crusty baguette.

Classic tortilla

A well-made tortilla is the best addition to a tapas menu. This easy recipe with just four ingredients is typically Spanish. Serve with a selection of other dishes for a Spanish feast.

Smoky albondigas

The best Spanish meatballs recipe: these albondigas are made with beef and pork mince and served in a quick, rich tomato sauce. Make for easy tapas, or part of a dinner-party menu.

Quick prawn paella

Paella is a dish we all love from summer holidays. This quick and easy version for two is packed with prawns, red peppers and peas, and spiced with smoky paprika. On the table in less than 30 minutes.

Seafood stew with saffron

A delicious dish packed with flavour, this stew features clams, mussels, and roast tommies; cooked in white wine and flambéed with Pernod. Serve with plenty of bread to mop up the juices.

Spring onion tart with romesco sauce

Our colourful spring onion tart with romesco sauce looks stunning on the plate, but is actually very quick and easy to make. Romesco is a Catalan almond and red pepper sauce and works really well with this tart. 

Cod with tomato and chorizo sauce

Chorizo is a brilliant ingredient – you just need a little to add a hit of smoky, spiciness to dishes. Here it’s used to flavour a rich, garlicky tomato sauce which is served with a thick fillet of grilled cod for a healthy, flavour-packed supper for two.

Baked Spanish rice with chicken and chorizo

A spicy Spanish one pot. Made with chicken and chorizo and plenty of hot smoked paprika, this is a gutsy rice dish that is sure to impress friends and family.

Churros with hot chocolate sauce

Everyone loves Spanish churros and they won’t be able to believe these are homemade! The rich, indulgent hot chocolate sauce is also delicious over ice cream.

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