Sopa de Invierno (Pyrenees Winter Soup)

    In a saucepan combine 4 cups water; 2 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped; 2 med potatoes, peeled and cut into thick slices; 1 large onion, sliced; 3 garlic cloves, minced; 2 tbsp olive oil; 10 peppercorns; and salt to taste.  Bring to boil, then let simmer for 1 hour, or until tomatoes …

Beef Tongue in Sauce

    Beef Tongue Preparation Cover the tongue with cold water, (optional 1-2 Tbs baking soda) and let it come to a rolling boil.  Remove the tongue and discard the water and any foam.  Replace tongue in kettle, cover with fresh cold water, and bring to a boil again.  Skim off any scum that appears.  …

Omelette Basquaise

  4 eggs, well beaten 2 potatoes, finely sliced 1 bell pepper, cut in small pieces ½ small onion, sliced 5” long piece of chorizo, cut into ¼” slices             Brown potatoes, pepper, onions until well done, or slightly crisp, according to personal taste.  Add chorizo and eggs.  Mix well …

Cafe Sopa

  1 large soup bowl 1 pot STRONG coffee 1 can evaporated milk (or fresh equivalent) 1 large chunk Dutch oven sour dough bread Sugar There are two schools of thought in preparing this soup.  Some purists break the bread into the bowl, and add the other ingredients.  Others mix the coffee et al, then …

Arroz Con Leche (Rice Pudding)

  ½ gal. milk ¾ cup rice 1&1/2 cup sugar ½ tsp salt ½ or 1 cinnamon stick Bring milk to boil, add the rice. Cook on medium heat for about 30 minutes, or till rice is tender, then add sugar, salt, and cinnamon stick, and stir well. Continue cooking another 10 minutes, stirring constantly.  …

Sheepherder Casserole

  Use singly or mix lamb shanks, lamb necks, or lean lamb ribs.  It is very important to use a heavy cast-iron Dutch oven or a heavy utensil. Place in layers in the Dutch oven the following ingredients, in the following order: Meat, salt, pepper, chopped parsley, and chopped garlic. Medium to large onions, quartered …

Basque Salad

  ½ head iceberg lettuce 3 thin slices red onion cut in half and sectioned ½ can whole black olives 1&1/2 roma tomatoes cut into wedges Dressing 3 Tbs oil 3 Tbs vinegar ½ tsp sugar ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper ¼ tsp minced garlic several dashes of seasonal couple shakes of Worcestershire sauce …

Garbanzo & Chorizo

  Serves 5-6 Brown: 1 small onion, diced; garden onions may be used 1 small green pepper, diced; canned Ortega peppers may be used* 1 clove garlic, diced 3 sliced Basque chorizos Brown these in little or no oil. *If you use Ortega peppers, add carefully, as they add zing, and are HOT!     …

Lomo (Pork Loin with Pimento)

  Lomo Pork loin or chops 1/2” thick dredge in canned milk or cream then bread crumbs.  Fry in olive oil with a little butter and bacon grease and 1 minced clove garlic.  Brown on both sides and top with pimento.  (see below)           Pimento Cut Large red pepper in quarters, …

Cold Tongue with Oil and Vinegar

  Beef Tongue Preparation Cover the tongue with cold water, (optional 1-2 Tbs baking soda) and let it come to a rolling boil.  Remove the tongue and discard the water and any foam.  Replace tongue in kettle, cover with fresh cold water, and bring to a boil again.  Skim off any scum that appears.  Remove …