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Top 10 dishes to try in Spain

Spain is famously known for its great cuisine. Here you can find the top 10 dishes that you must try during your stay in Spain. 

1. Gazpacho

This smooth chilled soup is a blend of tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, bread, peppers, and cucumber. It is very popular in southern Spain and in general it is a very well-known dish in the whole country.

2. Paella

The ingredients for this traditional dish include chicken, saffron, runner beans, butter beans, and rice. Today there are many varieties of this dish, such as the paella with seafood, which also include mussels, squid, prawns, etc.

3. Tortilla Española

This Spanish omelet is made with very simple ingredients: eggs, potatoes, and onions. Sometimes they might also add chorizo, ham, or spinach. It is a very popular starter in many restaurants in Spain.

4. Gambas al ajillo

This dish is made with prawns, garlic, green chili, and olive oil. It is a very simple started dish in most bars of the country.

5. Tostas de tomate y jamón

This is traditionally eaten for breakfast. You rub two pieces of toast with garlic and tomato, pour on some olive oil and top it with slices of Jamon Iberico.

6. Patatas Bravas

This is served as a started in most restaurants. It involved chunks of fried potatoes with bravas sauce, which is made with sweet and spicy pimenton, olive oil, flour, and stock.

7. Pollo al ajillo

This traditional chicken recipe is made by frying garlic and olive oil and then adding the chicken. Once the chicken is cooked, garlic is added once again with some rosemary, thyme, and some dry sherry or white wine.

8. Cochinillo asado

This dish is made with either pig or lamb meat. The meat is cooked in huge wood-fired ovens to make the meat tender and easy to cut. It is one of the most popular dishes in Segovia.

9. Pisto

Made with onions, garlic, courgettes, peppers, and tomatoes this dish is usually served as a starter. These ingredients are then fried slowly in olive oil and when finished, sometimes fried eggs or chorizo are added to the dish.

10. Turrón

This dessert almond nougat is extremely popular during Christmas. There are basically two types of turrón- one is the soft, smooth version called Jijon, and the other is a hard Alicante turrón, which contains pieces of almond.

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