BREAD WITH TOMATO
It is the simplest dish of Catalan cuisine. It consists simply of a piece of bread (toasted or not) spread with tomato. The tomato is not crushed, it is simply cut in half and distributed on the piece of bread. Many add a little oil and salt.
It is a perfect dish for breakfast or as a companion to any meal. In addition, Catalans have a tradition of spreading tomatoes on their sandwiches.
The calçots are a very traditional onion variety in the interior part of Catalonia. These are cooked on the grill and are known to be accompanied by an amazing romesco sauce. The time of year when this product is consumed is at the end of winter. It is a typical dish to spend a family winter afternoon. As a first course, the calçots are grilled and, as a second, the catalan families use to grilled different kinds of meat. Perfect combination!
From a distance it looks like a paella, but if you look closely you can find noodles instead of grains of rice. Made with a base of fish stock, the fideuá is an exquisite dish that will not leave you indifferent. In Barcelona, it is very typical to eat fideuá with a little of alioli sauce. The result of this mix: Spectacular!
It is a delicious dish consisting of a mix of onion and chopped garlic, pieces of cuttlefish, squid and prawns, fish stock, rice and squid ink. Like the fideuá, black rice is usually accompanied by a bowl with a bit of alioli sauce. Like this, each person can take the portion of sauce that they wants.
The escalivada is a very typical dish of Catalonia that is made from aubergine, pepper, onion and tomato. All these vegetables are grilled or baked and then it rest outside to cold it down. Once the ingredients are cold they are skint. Then, they are served in long strips and dressed with olive oil and salt. Finally, anchovies are added. This dish is perfect for summer. It is a very healthy dish, with a large amount of proteins.