Things That Are Spanish ūüá™ūüáł

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  • Aceitunas:¬†A Spanish tapas made with olives in oil.
  • Tortilla Espanola:¬†An omelette with potato.
  • Patatas Bravas:¬†Fried potatoes served as tapas.
  • Calcots:¬† Smoky charred calcot onions.
  • Padron Peppers:¬†Small, mildly flavoured green peppers.
  • Pintxos de Txampis:¬†Tapas made from button mushrooms, white wine and olive oil.
  • Queso de Cabrales:¬†A blue cheese.
  • Anchoas:¬†An anchovy tapas.
  • Gambas al Ajillo:¬†A Spanish recipe of garlic and shrimp.
  • Mejillones:¬†Mussels cooked in a white wine sauce.
  • Navajas:¬†Razor clams cooked in olive oil and white wine.
  • La Bomba:¬†Stuffed mashed potato balls that are served as tapas.
  • Pa Amb Tomaquet:¬†A Catalan recipe for tomato bread.
  • Fideua:¬†A Valencian recipe for seafood paella.
  • Fabada:¬†A thick tomato and bean stew.
  • Churros con Chocolate:¬†Deep-fried flour sticks served with chocolate.
  • Basque Burnt Cheesecake:¬†A fluffy cheesecake that is cooked at a high heat until cracked and burnt on the outside.
  • Crema Catalana:¬†Similar to creme brulee, but made with corn starch to help thicken it.
  • Mel i Mato:¬†A dessert made with a mild cheese topped with nuts and honey.
  • Carbayon:¬†A traditional Spanish puff pastry filled with almonds and cream and topped with glaze.
  • Pionono:¬†Small pastry cylinders that are soaked in syrup and topped with cream.
  • Vermut:¬†A fortified and aromatic wine that is steeped with herbs and sometimes flowers.
  • Sherry Wine:¬†A fortified white wine made from Spanish grapes.
  • Basque Cider:¬†An apple cider made in Basque, Europe.
  • Carajillo:¬†Coffee spiked with liquor. Commonly eaten as an after dinner cocktail.
  • Paella:¬†A Valencian rice dish cooked in a large, shallow pan.
  • Gazpacho:¬†A cold vegetable soup.
  • Salmorejo:¬†A cold tomato soup that is creamier than gazpacho.
  • Pan Con Tomate:¬†A tapas consisting of grilled bread, tomato, garlic, olive oil and salt.
  • Bocadillos:¬†Also known as bocatas. Sandwiches made with Spanish baguettes.
  • Montaditos:¬†A tapas-sized dish of sandwiches that are shorter and wider than baguettes.
  • Spanish Black Risotto:¬†A seafood dish made usually with cuttlefish and coloured black with squid ink.
  • Picos:¬†Sweet, triangle-shaped bread usually eaten with afternoon coffee.
  • Membrillo con Queso:¬†A cold tapas of grilled bread topped with cheese slices and quince paste.
  • Arroz con Leche:¬†Rice pudding that is sweetened with cinnamon, raisins and vanilla.
  • Turron:¬†A nougat sweet made with honey and toasted almonds.
  • Tarta de Santiago:¬†An almond cake that is named after St. James.
  • Sangria:¬†An alcoholic punch made with red wine and chopped fruits.
  • Tinto de Verano:¬†A cold drink made of wine mixed with soda.
  • Cerveza:¬†Spanish beer.
  • Neula:¬†Sweet and crispy wafer rolls.
  • Mojo: A marinade made from garlic and citrus.
  • Rioja Alta:¬†A well-known Spanish wine brand.
  • Sofrito:¬†A blend of veggies, herbs and spices that is used to flavour sauces and stews.
  • Natillas:¬†A sweet custard dish.
  • Quince Paste:¬†Also known as quince cheese. A thick jelly made from quince pulp.
  • Sopa de Almendras: Almond soup which is eaten as a Christmas dessert.
  • Almendrados:¬†Almond cookies that are flavoured with lemon.
  • Chocolate Caliente:¬†Spanish hot chocolate.
  • Tomate Frito:¬†A thick sauce made with fried tomato puree, flavoured with onion and garlic.
  • Verdejo:¬†A light-bodied, Spanish white wine.
  • Coca:¬†Spanish pizza bread.
  • Pisto:¬†Spanish vegetable stew that commonly includes eggplant, zucchini, onion, capcisum and tomatoes.
  • Ajoblanco:¬†Also known sometimes as white gazpacho. A chilled soup made with bread, garlic, almonds, oil, salt and sometimes vinegar.
  • Migas:¬†A dish traditionally made from stale or leftover bread soaked in a mixture of olive oil, garlic, paprika and water.
  • Pincho:¬†A small snack-sized dish that is similar to tapas, but always spiked with a toothpick or skewer.
  • Hornazo:¬†A meat and egg pie commonly eaten in Avila and Salamanca.
  • Mollete:¬†An Andalusian flatbread that is eaten toasted with olive oil.
  • Talau:¬†A corn tortilla.
  • Escudella:¬†¬†A traditional meat and vegetable stew.
  • Almogrote:¬†A thick, soft paste made with cheese, olive oil, garlic and peppers.
  • Romesco:¬†A thick sauce made from charred tomatoes, toasted almonds and bread.
  • Sherry Vinegar:¬†A vinegar made with a base of sherry wine.
  • Xato:¬†A salad made with fish, mixed nuts, olive oil and spices.
  • Catanies:¬†A candy made from chocolate, almonds, caramel, white chocolate, hazelnut and milk.
  • Alfajores:¬†Sandwich cookies filled with dulce de leche and sprinkled with shredded coconut.
  • Churros:¬†A stick of fried dough that is usually eaten with cinnamon sugar and sometimes chocolate or dulce de leche.
  • Flan:¬†A creamy custard dessert that is topped in caramel sauce.
  • Frangollo:¬†A dessert made from lemon, flour, milk, eggs, sugar, raisins, cinnamon and almonds.
  • Marie Biscuit:¬†A round wheat biscuit with an embossed surface.
  • Marzipan:¬†An almond-based sweet flavoured with honey and sugar.
  • Panellets:¬†The dessert traditionally eaten on All Saints’ Day. Made with chestnuts and sweet potatoes.
  • Agua de Valencia:¬†A cocktail made from cava, gin, vodka, sugar and orange juice.
  • Clara:¬†A drink made from beer mixed with lemon soda.
  • Orujo:¬†A Spanish pomace brandy.
  • Sidra:¬†Chorizo cooked in cider.
  • Vino:¬†Spanish wine.
  • Cuba Libre:¬†A cocktail made with rum, Coke and lime.
  • Agua Fresca:¬†Light, non-alcoholic beverages made with fruits, flowers and seeds blended with water and sugar.
  • Marmot:¬†Large squirrels that are herbivorous and hibernate underground.
  • Wild Boar:¬†Also known as a common wild pig and wild swine. A large mammal with a sensitive nose and high intelligence.
  • Pyrenean Chamois:¬†A goat-antelope that lives in the mountains.
  • Golden Eagle:¬†A bird of prey with mottled brown plumage.
  • Bearded Vulture:¬†Also known as the lammergeier and ossifrage. A bird of prey with brown wings and otherwise tan feathers.
  • Griffon Vulture:¬†A large bird of prey with a hunched back.
  • Asp Viper:¬†A venomous viper that’s also known as the aspic viper ad European asp. About 4% of untreated bites are deadly.
  • Iberian Lynx:¬†A cat species that has declined due to overhunting.
  • Mediterranean Monk Seal:¬†Earless seals that live in tropical areas.
  • European Rabbit:¬†A small rabbit infamous for digging large networks of burrows.
  • Iberian Wolf:¬†A subspecies of grey wolf that lives in Northwestern Spain.
  • Balearic Shearwater:¬†A medium-sized seabird.
  • Cycas:¬†A plant that looks like a bushy palm tree.
  • Hibiscus:¬†A flowering plant with a long stamen and frilled petals.
  • Hypericum:¬†A flower that is seen as an invasive weed.
  • Kalanchoe:¬†A tropical, flowering succulent.
  • Lavender:¬†A plant with purple flowers known for its strong aroma.
  • Passiflora:¬†Also known as passion flowers or passion vines. A vine that grows purple flowers.
  • Plumbago:¬†A species of flowers that grows in temperate and tropical regions. Also known as leadwort.
  • Yucca:¬†Perennial evergreens with long, sword-shaped leaves and white flowers.
  • Football:¬†A team ball sport that involves kicking a ball into goal to score points.
  • Basketball:¬†A team ball sport that involves throwing a ball through a small hoop to score points.
  • Tennis:¬†A ball and racquet sport played between either two or four people.
  • Handball:¬†Also known as team handball, Olympic handball or Eurpoean handball. A team sport where a ball is passed around and thrown into the opposing team’s goal.
  • Motorsports:¬†A family of sports where vehicles are used for racing or stunts.
  • Cycling:¬†Also known as biking or bicycling. Using a two-wheeled vehicle for exercise, travel or leisure.
  • Golf:¬†A sport played on a large course. Players use a club to strike a small ball into a hole.
  • Water Polo:¬†A team sport played in the water where each team tries to score more goals by throwing a ball into the opposing team’s goal.
  • Synchronised Swimming:¬†A sport that mixes elements of swimming, dance and gymnastics.
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics:¬†A form of gymnastics that is performed with tools like hoops, clubs, ribbons and balls. A combination of dance, calisthenics and gymnastics.
  • Roller Hockey:¬†A type of hockey that is played on dry ground with wheeled skates.
  • Skiing:¬†A sport and means of transport that uses skis to glide across snow.
  • Beach Volleyball:¬†A sport played between two teams. Both teams hit a ball over a net and attempt to get the ball onto the ground of the opposing team’s side of the court.
  • Palacio Real: The Royal Palace of Madrid. The official housing of the Spanish royal family and is now used for state ceremonies.
  • La Concha:¬†Also known as La Concha Resort. A historic and luxurious resort in Puerto Rico.
  • Aqueduct of Segovia:¬†Also known as the aqueduct bridge. A Roman aqueduct in Segovia and considered a symbol of Segovia.
  • Ibiza:¬†A Spanish island found in the Mediterranean Sea. Famous for its nightlife, music and club scene.
  • Sagrada Familia:¬†Also known as the Basilica of the Holy Family. A huge, unfinished basilica in Catalonia. Is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • El Escorial:¬†The historical home of the King of Spain.
  • Mezquita of Cordoba:¬†Also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. An Andalusian church that was formerly an Islamic mosque.
  • Alhambra:¬†A fortress and palace in Andalusia.
  • Seville Cathedral and Alcazar:¬†An UNESCO World Heritage Site. The royal palace in Seville, build for King Peter of Castile.
  • Antonio Banderas:¬†A Spanish actor, singer, producer and director. Best known for his role in The Mask of Zorro.
  • Penelope Cruz:¬†A Spanish actress best known for her roles in Vanilla Sky, Blow and Pirates of the Caribbean.
  • Elsa Pataky:¬†An actress who appeared in Snakes on a Place, Di Di Hollywood and The Fast and the Furious franchise.
  • Joan Miro:¬†A Spanish painter who was active during the surrealism movement. Known for his experimental and abstract style.
  • Salvador Dali:¬†A Spanish surrealist painter who is best known for is “melting clocks” painting (The Persistence of Memory). ¬†
  • Miguel de Cervantes:¬†A writer who is commonly seen as the greatest writer in the Spanish language. Best known for his novel Don Quixote.
  • Metronome:¬†A device that produces consistent audible clicks as a way to help musicians keep time.

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