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Traditional Christmas dishes in Madrid

By | 12 December, 2016 | 0 comments

Visiting Madrid is a great experience, no matter what time of the year it is, but doing so at Christmas is something very special. There’s nothing quite like admiring the Christmas trees in the squares, the lights, visiting the street markets and, above all, trying the traditional dishes of this time of year.

Spanish cuisine is admirable due to its endless list of recipes from every region. In Madrid, its residents prepare exquisite dishes to treat their guests and restaurants offer a varied menu so its clients can enjoy Madrid’s traditional cuisine. Whether you are spending your Christmas with your family or eating out, here are some of the most traditional dishes you can’t miss out on this Christmas:

Consomé. Considered as the star starter in Christmas meals, this broth is made with chicken, beef, meat bones, vegetables and tomato. After four hours on the cooker, it’s served in a cup.

Almond cream. This recipe is traditional to enjoy on Christmas Eve. It’s a hot cream soup prepared with milk or cream and dry ground almonds. You can also add cinnamon and vanilla to give it a special flavour. It’s served as a dessert in a clay casserole.

Endive and pomegranate salad. Ideal as a starter or to accompany roast meat or game dishes. Its preparation is based on peeling the pomegranate and separating its seeds and then cleaning the endive, adding a vinaigrette made with olive oil, vinegar, salt and crushed garlic.

Lombarda. This traditional purple-colour dish is famous for Christmas Eve meals. It is made up of apple, raisins, onion, vinegar and bacon. Ideal to serve as garnish.

Baked red sea bream. One of the stars of the local Christmas menu. You prepare it by frying garlic, rubbing the fish with tomato and drizzling it with oil and lemon juice. After, add garlic, salt, parsley, breadcrumbs and a bay leaf. Put it in the oven for 15-20 minutes and it’s ready to serve.

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