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Spanish Entrees

What's for dinner? Solve the dilemma with one of these flavor-filled main meal dishes.
Fideua

Fideua

In Spain, special noodles are used to make this paella-like party dish, but angel hair pasta fragments work too. Break pasta strands 30 or so at a time to keep them from scattering. Broiling the dish is key to getting its crunchy texture. Serve with Quick Aïoli.

Spanish-Style Stuffed Tomatoes

Spanish-Style Stuffed Tomatoes

Cooked with water or broth, amaranth releases a starch that creates a "sauce" similar to grits. It makes an excellent stuffing for a variety of vegetables, particularly when combined with the sweet flavoring of raisins and pine nuts.

Mushroom-Manchego Quesadillas

Mushroom-Manchego Quesadillas

Mushrooms in Mexican food? You bet. Wild mushrooms are a popular ingredient all over Mexico. Use a young manchego cheese (labeled curado), which is nutty, and melts nicely. Monterey Jack also works well.

Spanish Wheat Berry Salad

Spanish Wheat Berry Salad

Wheat berries, also called hard wheat berries, are wheat grains from which the inedible hull has been removed. Toasting the grains before cooking enhances their nutty, chewy quality. Serve this salad warm, at room temperature, or chilled.

Vegetable Paella with Tofu

Vegetable Paella with Tofu

Traditional paella pans are round, shallow metal pans that let the rice and vegetables cook evenly without getting mushy. A wok will do the job just as well; the wide mouth lets liquid evaporate, so the rice cooks and the other ingredients steam rather than boil.

Vegetable Medley Paella

Vegetable Medley Paella

Two shortcut ingredients——instant rice and frozen veggies——turn an all-day event into a quick weeknight entrée. Any frozen vegetable medley works well in this paella.

Seville Burgers with Olive-Orange Relish

Seville Burgers with Olive-Orange Relish

A trip to Spain inspired Kevin West to come up with these savory patties, which won 2nd place in our 2005 Reader Recipe Contest. If the burgers don’t hold together well—various brands of whole grain bread tested differently—simply process another piece of bread into crumbs, and fold it into the mixture.

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Spanish Potato Tortilla

In Mexico, a tortilla may be used to wrap around taco fillings, but in Spain the name refers to a frittata made with potatoes and onions. While delicious hot, this tapas standard is actually better when cooled to room temperature.