FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Made In Spain: Spanish Dishes For The American Kitchen, Chef José Andrés

Jan 1, 2010
2010 / January 2010

JoseWidely credited with introducing tapas to the United States, José Andrés is an award-winning chef, noted cookbook author and frequent television guest. He is the host and executive producer of the PBS television series Made in Spain, a culinary journey of his homeland.

In 2007, Andrés and THINKfoodGROUP partnered with SBE Hotel Group and designer Philippe Starck in the creation of SLS Hotels, a new paradigm for the luxury hotel experience. The first property, SLS at Beverly Hills, opened its doors in late 2008.

Read on for recipes from Andrés’ latest cookbook, Made in Spain: Spanish Dishes for the American Kitchen, published by Clarkson Potter.


Patatas Arugadas Serves 4

For the potatoes:

2 pounds baby Yukon gold potatoes
1 cup salt, or more as needed

Put the potatoes in a medium deep pot. Cover with water and add 1 cup of salt. You need enough salt in the water to cause the potatoes to float, so add more as necessary. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook the potatoes for 25–30 minutes. Use a toothpick to check for doneness. The potatoes will start to wrinkle as they get tender.

Pour out most of the water, leaving just enough to cover the bottom of the pot, and return the pot to the stovetop. Shake the pot over the low heat until the salt covering the potatoes begins to crystallize, about 5 minutes. Take the potatoes off the heat and cover with a clean kitchen towel until the potato skins have wrinkled, about 10 minutes. Serve the potatoes with mojo sauces.

For the mojo rojo:

Makes 1 1⁄2 cups

6 garlic cloves, peeled
1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon sweet pimentón (Spanish smoked paprika)
1 dried guindilla pepper (or your favorite dried chili pepper)
1⁄4 cup Spanish extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sherry vinegar

Using a mortar and pestle, mash the garlic and salt together until it is a smooth paste. Rotate the mortar as you mash, scraping down the garlic from the sides with the pestle. Add the cumin, pimentón and chili and keep mashing until the ingredients are well combined. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil as you continue to mash the paste, making sure the olive oil is absorbed. Drizzle in 1 teaspoon of water and the vinegar. (Turn the pestle with a slow, continuous circular motion around the mortar as you drizzle the liquids into the sauce.) Keep the sauce at room temperature until ready to use.

For the mojo verde:

Makes 1 1⁄2 cups

3 garlic cloves, peeled
1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup well-packed chopped cilantro leaves
1⁄4 teaspoon cumin
1⁄4 cup Spanish extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sherry vinegar

Using a mortar and pestle, mash the garlic and salt together until you have a smooth paste. Rotate the mortar while you mash, scraping down the garlic from the sides with the pestle. Add the cilantro and cumin and keep mashing until the ingredients are well combined. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil as you continue to mash the paste, making sure the olive oil is absorbed. Then drizzle in 1 teaspoon of water and the vinegar. (Turn the pestle with a slow, continuous circular motion around the mortar as you drizzle the liquids into the sauce.) Keep the sauce at room temperature until ready to use.

Introducing

FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

#globility

Insta Feed
Daily
Jun 24, 2022

The Dean Galway Raises the Bar in Hospitality

The Dean Galway recently opened in the western coastal Irish city, making waves in the hospitality industry. Spanning 5,000 square feet, the property incorporates historic structures of the city, including part of the 19th-century Galway Clifden railway tunnel and a 19th-century stone building.

TAP Air Portugal: 77 Years Young

TAP Air Portugal, or rather Transportes Aéreos Portugueses, was founded 77 years ago, March 14, 1945, and flew its first commercial flight September 19, 1946, inaugurating service from Lisbon to Madrid, Spain, aboard a Douglas DC-3.

Daily
Jun 24, 2022

CUT at 45 Park Lane Introduces Al-Fresco Dining

45 Park Lane recently opened CUT Terrace, a new alfresco dining experience created by Chef Elliot Grove. Featuring dishes from Wolfgang Puck’s CUT menu and drinks from BAR 45, Grove celebrates U.K. producers and flavors with each dish.

Daily
Jun 24, 2022

Food Tour on Amelia Island

Just north of the bustling city of Jacksonville on Florida’s East Coast, historic Amelia Island is a slower, dreamier destination — especially for food lovers. Fresh catch is always a great place to begin, but the island also offers a wide selection of specialty food shops, brewpubs and great restaurants well worth exploring.

8 Reasons to Press the Green Button and Visit Ireland

Start planning that long-awaited trip to the island of Ireland. With all travel restrictions now lifted, there has never been a better time to visit.

Daily
Jun 23, 2022

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Completes Sea Trials

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection celebrated an exciting moment recently when Evrima, its inaugural yacht, completed a series of successful sea trials. On June 9, in Santander, Spain, Evrima reached what is considered one of the final shipbuilding milestones prior to launch with the sea trials, a series of tests carried out when the yacht is sailing on open waters. Captain Steven MacBeath led the trials, alongside a team of senior officers, engineers, contractors and shipyard staff.

eFlyer News
Jun 22, 2022

Luxury Max Beach Resort Opens in Daytona Beach, Florida

Max Beach Resort recently opened its doors in Florida’s Daytona Beach shores. As the area’s first professionally managed, short-term rental offering with enhanced guest amenities, the 12-story property sits on a stretch of East Coast beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Discover a Journey Filled with Wonder in 2022

ISN’T IT TIME? It's time to treat yourself to the vacation you deserve, and Celebrity Cruises® offers the perfect escapes. With an award-winning fleet of ships that sail to more than 300 destinations around the world, Celebrity will take you almost anywhere you want to go in style. Enjoy stunning staterooms and suites, culinary experiences imagined by Michelin-starred chefs and intuitive service. Celebrity makes sure your vacation is effortless from the start, which is why drinks, WiFi and tips are Always IncludedSM on every sailing.

eFlyer Deals
Jun 22, 2022

United, Chase and Visa Celebrate Pride Month with Cardmember Offer

Through June 30, United Airlines, Chase and Visa team up to reward cardmembers who donate to select non-profit organizations celebrating and advocating for the LGBTQ+ community. These organizations include The Trevor Project, The Human Rights Campaign and StartOut.