I love combining sweet and sour, and pickled grapes are an easy way to do that. They can be eaten as a snack or added to salads or mild-tasting food like white fish and chicken (they’re a key ingredient in the Roasted Chicken with Pickled Grapes recipe. Try roasting the grapes to intensify the flavour blend.
Frozen grapes are lousy when they’re thawed, but they’re amazing to eat frozen—or to use as ice cubes. Remove and discard grape stems. Wash grapes and toss in raw sugar while still damp (optional). Place grapes on towel to air-dry for 15 minutes (you could also put them in a dehydrator on its highest setting for 5 minutes to dry), transfer to rimmed baking tray, and spread in single layer. Freeze until solid and then transfer to airtight container.
Cut lemon into thin rounds, discarding pith-filled tops and bottoms. Place lemon in 1 qt (0.95 L) Mason jar (or other clean container).
Clean and halve grapes, removing any seeds and filling Mason jar as you go. Leave 1 in (2.5 cm) of headspace.
Place vinegar, water, and honey in medium pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Immediately pour liquid into jar to cover grapes, leaving 1 in (2.5 cm) headspace (itu2019s okay if you have more than this; just shake jar a few times a day for first few days to distribute grapes). Place airtight lid on top and transfer to fridge to sit for a week before eating.
This recipe is part of the Why Preserve? collection.
Enjoy the zippy tang of sherry vinegar, popular in Spanish cooking, and the briny taste of capers in this zesty take on roasted cauliflower. Serve as a tapas side or on a charcuterie board accompanied by a selection of Spanish meats, cheeses, and olives. The smaller, the better The smaller you cut garlic, the more oils you’ll release, providing additional flavour. Looking to achieve more subtle flavour? Slice your garlic rather than crushing it.
Braising these hearty beans not only changes their texture but leaves them creamy and satisfying. Using a savoury broth with saffron for braising provides the traditional Spanish flavour, similar to a paella. This dish is served as a shared side, but it could also be served with rice and vegetables as a delicious stand-alone dinner or as a satisfying nourish bowl. Swap your spirits Try substituting vermouth for white wine in this recipe, if you have some on hand. It’s a great alternative to wine and will last much longer in your cupboard. An added perk? You can save that nice wine for sipping.
With Spain’s expansive coastlines and multiple islands, seafood is a staple of the cuisine. This quick and easy prawn dish will add a pop of protein and a wonderful smokiness to your tapas-style lineup. Sustainable seafood When choosing prawns (or any seafood), opt for sustainable varieties that recognize and even reward sustainable fishing practices. As an important protein in many cultures, seafood, caught sustainably, helps contribute to healthy oceans < and > healthy communities.
This vegan take on classic shepherd’s pie is jam-packed with bold and rich flavours that will ensure no one will miss the meat. While a great source of fibre, lentils also contain the highest amount of folate out of all plant-based foods. Oven ready If you don’t have an ovenproof skillet, you’ll need to transfer cooked lentil filling to a baking dish before topping with mashed sweet potatoes and baking.