Catalan Dishes

7 Catalan Dishes You Have To Try

The food in Spain is one of the main attractions and Catalan dishes in particular are unique, tasty and packed full of flavour. This is a part of the world that takes eating very seriously indeed. Today, Catalan dishes are known for the way they combine savoury and sweet ingredients and their unique pairing of spices.

These recipes will show you how to make some of the region’s best dishes.

The recipes come from some of the world’s top food bloggers who have painstakingly recreated these dishes so as you can cook them at home. Make sure to bookmark them and check out the other recipes on their sites.

You will instantly fall in love with these Catalan dishes. You might not be able to travel there right now, but you can still recreate the food and tastes of the region. Time to get busy in the kitchen!

The Best Catalan Dishes

1. Catalan Tomato Bread

If you´re looking for an incredibly tasty and no-fuss tapas appetiser to make, this Catalan Tomato Bread with Spanish Anchovies is your answer. Loaded with so many simple yet explosive flavours, beyond easy to make and done within 20 minutes.

Recipe created by Albert

2. Fideuá (Catalan Paella with Pasta)

This Fideuá recipe (also known as broken pasta paella) is a Catalan seafood specialty and is perfect for your next party!

Recipe created by Erin.

3. Crema Catalana

Crema Catalana is the Catalan cousin to France’s crème brûlée and Britain’s crème Anglaise. But it’s easier. And more flavourful.

Recipe created by Andrea.

4. Duck With Pears

Ànec amb Peres—duck with pears in the Catalan language—is a traditional dish in the Catalan region, where pears are grown and ducks are raised. It’s a simple braised dish with the addition of vi ranci (vino rancido), an oxidised wine typical of the region, and pears that add a touch of sweetness to the sauce.

Recipe created by Janet.

5. Escalivada

A super simple, super quick, super yummy and super healthy recipe which is perfect for your summer diet. And for sure, the laziest, cheapest and most delicious way to reach heaven status in no time. One of the tastiest Catalan dishes ever.

Recipe created by Eduardo.

Catalan Dishes

6. Catalan Style Wilted Greens

Throughout history,  Roman, Moorish, and New World influences infused the area with new and unique ingredients.  It was the Moors who introduced the cultivation of almonds, citrus fruits, eggplant and spinach and the use of spices like cumin, nutmeg, saffron, and black pepper.

Recipe created by Sylvia.

Catalan Dishes

7. Pine Nut And Coconut Panellets

Panellets, little breads in Catalan, are little confections made for the All Saints day  (1st of November) and the day of the dead (2nd of November). They are traditional sweets made in Catalonia region, Spain, with an almond paste (marzipan) and a topping of your choice.

Recipe created by Marie.

Catalan Dishes

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