Have you ever wanted to travel the world? Of course you have. Sadly like us, you probably don’t have the means to do so. Thankfully our friends over at Try the World can help with that. Every two months they send out their cool gourmet food box containing different ingredients, spices and more from a certain place in the world. This lets you have a little taste of the world without actually visiting.
They also include a really great culture guide with their recommendations of music, recipes, movies, games, and more from the area. Their boxes are also curated by chefs so you know that you’re getting top knotch ingredients and recipes. That way you can have the full experience, and maybe even host your own Try the World party. We recently got the Spain box to try out. It contained all sorts of goodies and spices from Spain to use in our cooking! We were thrilled when it arrived, because we’re all for trying new things, especially food from other places and cultures.
We loved that they included their own recipes in the box, so that it was really easy for us to use all of the products. It’s great if you are unfamiliar with some of the ingredients and how to use them. Some of the things we got, we were unfamilar with how to incorporate in dishes, so luckily the culture guide had our backs.
We decided to use the recipe for Patatas Bravas and make our own little take on it. Patatas Bravas is a traditional Spanish tapas dish that contains lots of potato, chorizo, and tomato. Our adaption can easily go from the tapas appetizer to a well rounded dinner dish. It’s a dinner you could easily make up for your family, or take to a party
Here are some thing’s you’ll need to create your authentic Spanish dish:
2lbs. of Small Red & Yellow Potatoes
Olive Oil (we used the Oleum Hispania brand from our box)
Paprika (El Avion Smoked Paprika from our box)
1/2 lb. Ground Chorizo
1 Large Can of Whole Peeled Tomatoes(about 7 Tomatoes)
1/2 Yellow Onion
3 Garlic Cloves
To prepare your tapas feast, start with preheating your oven to 450 degrees. Then quarter your potatoes and soak them in hot water for 10-15 minutes. While your potatoes are soaking, prepare your sauce. Drain your tomatoes and puree them with 1 tsp. Paprika, 1/2 Onion, and 3 garlic cloves in your food processor.
By this time you potatoes should be about ready. Dry them and toss them with 3 tbsp. EVOO, 1 Tbsp Paprika, Salt & Pepper. Roast the potatoes in the oven for 25 minutes, turning them once midway. Once your potatoes are roasted, set them aside.
Take some of the excess oil from the potatoes and put them in a skillet and heat. Once your oil is hot, add in your sauce mixture. In a separate skillet, cook the ground chorizo until it’s browned.
Combine Chorizo, sauce, and potatoes. Top with a few dollops of Mayo, and dried parsley. That’s it! Now you have a nice Spanish Patatas Bravas for your party, or just for your family.
We really liked how this Patatas Bravas turned out. We loved the fresh, smoky, tomato taste, with a small hint of spice from the chorizo. You may be thinking to yourself. I’ll make this and leave the mayo out. Don’t do it! It sounds a little odd, and we were totally skeptical, but having the mayo mixed in really helped to add a creaminess to the dish, as well as take down the spice.
Thank to Try the World for sending us on our culinary journey to Spain! You can definitely look forward to future recipes from us using these amazing ingredients. We’re definitely looking forward to the Holiday Box, and our next destination!
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*We received a free Spain Box from Try the World in exchange for an honest blog post and recipe featuring the ingredients. All thoughts and opinions are our own.