Delicious Zarzuela

Today we will talk about a subject loved by everybody: FOOD!

We will explain a typical recipe of Spanish and especially Catalan cuisine: the ZARZUELA!

The Zarzuela is a typical dish of the Mediterranean coast of Spain and it is usually prepared in spring or summer. It could be made with fish or shellfish, and you can find different kind of fish depending on the time of the year.

According to history, the Zarzuela appeared in many restaurants in Barcelona at the end of XIX century and was linked to the modernist movement. It spread during XX century and in the book  “Dalícies: a taula amb Salvador Dalí” there are many references to the Zarzuela, one in particular reports that Dalí and Gala, who loved eating fish, always ordered Zarzuela in the restaurants of Cadaqués. Today it is not a really common dish, especially for its high price, which is about 40-50 euros.

After having introduced the dish with some historical information, let´s focus on the recipe and on the ingredients:

  • 8 slices of monkfish,
  • 12 prawns,
  • 4 scampi
  • 500 gr of mussels
  • 300 gr of clams
  • 12 squid rings
  • Fish broth
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • 1/4 glass of cognac
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 garlic
  • 1 pepper
  • 6 tomatoes
  • Flour
  • Handful of almonds and hazelnuts
  • salt, oil and pepper

Let´s see now the preparation:

Mince the onion, cut in to pieces the garlic and the pepper. Dip the tomatoes in boiling water peel and cut them. Mince also the almonds and the hazelnuts, obtaining something a flour.

Fry the onion in a pan and add garlic and pepper, the tomatoes and a pinch of salt. Once the tomatoes are ready add wine, cognac and 1/5 liter of fish broth.  Leave it boiling for 30 minutes to make the tastes mix, taste it and add some salt if necessary.

Take the beard off the mussels and the sand off the clams. Coat the squid rings with flour.

Preheat the oven and the grill to 180º.

Boil the mussels, drain and leave them aside for the moment. 

Fry in a pan with oil the monkfish, the squid rings, the clams, the prawns and the scampi, everything one at a time and with salt and pepper.

Put in clay pot prawns, clams, squids, mussels and scampi. Pour the fried tomatoes in the clay pot, add the almonds and hazelnuts flour.

Leave in the oven for fifteen or twenty minutes.

The Zarzuela must be served just taken from the oven and it should never be dry, if the tomatoes result thick, just add some more broth.

 

Enjoy it!

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Barcelona Beach Festival BBF

As the 26th July is getting closer we want to remind you that Barcelona will host, on that date, a unique event: the “Barcelona Beach Festival” (BBF), a great night to enjoy music and international artists. It is the first edition of this electronic music Summer Festival and a great opportunity to enjoy the music of international DJ as Avicii, David Guetta and Steve Agnello. It is going to be an unforgettable concert, for sure. Some tickets are still available so you can book them at Easeetrip and if you need any other service, as transportation and accommodation, feel free to contact us at:

http://goo.gl/QxiXWE

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Tomatina!!!

The Tomatina is a festival host in Buñol (Valencia) the last Wednesday of August and consists in a tomato fight. The night before the festival all the street in Buñol are crowded with people, who drinks, eat and enjoy the party till dawn. The morning after all the events organized finish as soon as the fight starts (at 11 am). The fight lasts one hour during which all the people throw tomatoes at each other making the streets look like tomato juice rivers. The festival finishes as soon as the fight is over.

We offer you the possibility of enjoying this amazing experience just for 38€! Follow our event updates on facebook at:

☛ http://goo.gl/XzR8B2

and book your ticket at info@easeetrip.com

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Magic Nights in Casa Batlló

 

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(photo from http://www.casabatllo.es)

As summer has just started we are happy to invite you to the traditional Magic Nights organized in Casa Batlló!

The elegance and exceptional creativity of this house, great creation of Antoni Gaudí, will make you living a unique experience.

There will be great live music performances, beautifully prepared buffets and cocktails. Casa Batlló nights will start from 9 pm and you can also choose to take part to the visit to the house or only to the night event.

 

To book your tickets and read more information about the programme just visit Casa Batlló website.

 

If you need transport services or accomodation during your stay, feel free to contact us at http://easeetrip.com/ 

Your hot-air balloon ride is just waiting for you!

Have you ever experienced the sensation of flying on an-hot air balloon? The sensation of floating in the air and feeling free?
If you answer is no, you just have to contact us and enjoy your first hot-air balloon flight. The hot-air balloon raises gently, whitout making any sharp turns or unpleasent movements. That is just the beginning of a great and relaxing experience. The wind will direct the hot-air balloon and you will barely notice its movements and it will be like if the landscape runs under you feet.
We can plan for you rides on hot-air balloon for 180 €. The price includes the transport to the Natural Park of Montseny (50 minutes far from Barcelona), a certificate and lunch.
Do not wait anymore and contact us, whether you want to realize this life dream or just make a gift to your beloved ones!

For further information check our web site:

http://www.easeetrip.com

and contact us at:

http://goo.gl/Ynk

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