20 November 2008
Spanish Christmas Menu
Spanish Christmas. With Christmas eve fast approaching we have decided to publish a typical menu for "noche buena!"
The meal on the eve of the 24th is the most important meal in the Spanish calendar and is always held in the evening, many people won't even start until after midnight as the old saying goes, " Esta noche es Noche Buena, y no es de dormir" this night is the Good Night, and is not meant for sleeping" Read more...
Serrano ham with melon and Peaches
Sliced Iberian chorizo & salchichon
Clams in salsa
Andalucian Fish Chowder
Chili Garlic Prawns (gambas al pil pil)
Asado de Cordero (lamb)
Dogfish in lemon and garlic
This kind of menu is typical in our village of Orce on Christmas eve, of course there are generous amounts of wine to hand as well and the quantity of food offered is nothing short of impressive! The most important part though is family and friends, on a night like this you can still see the children up until the early hours. Traditionally the presents arrive with the Three Kings and that isn't until January 6th.
Any family gathering is a loud and jovial affair but Christmas eve is the BIG one!