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February 23rd, 2018 | starter

Melanzane e mozzarella

Eggplants are indispensable to an Italian appetizer plate. In this recipe eggplant, tomato, prosciutto and mozzarella enter a creamy liaison. Ready in 30 minutes the sunny taste makes me believe that summer is not far…

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January 30th, 2018 | starter

Octopus Galician style

Pulpo á la Gallega or Pulpo á feira (carnival style) is the name of this artful, but simple dish that you can eat everywhere in the streets of Barcelona’s port area. A traditional dish, which uses dried Octopus on the big festivals. Anyhow, in the bars in the “Barrio Gótico” in Barcelona’s gothic quarter, cooked Octopus is used. Our favorite shore leave place in Barcelona is the tapas bar “Celta Pulpería”. Anyone who should believe the preparation of Pulpo á feira is difficult, definitely is wrong!

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December 31st, 2017 | starter

“Last-minute“ pea soup

Outside I hear the first firecrackers, 2017’s grand finale approaches. If you want to conjure up a quick midnight soup, here comes another idea for a rapid recipe. No, actually not a recipe, but rather a “free-style” instructions with ingredients you certainly have at hands.

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December 14th, 2017 | starter

Scallops & champagne – as Christmas is coming soon again

I know some of you will think: “Now she goes mad, the wife of the captain – using champagne for cooking…” Let me say first of all: Yes, of course you can cook this wonderful dish also with Crémant or Cava. But for special occasions, even Champagne fits to perfect the scallops on Capellini with this velvety saffron sauce. The blood oranges make the icing on the cake not only optically. A dream of a starter!


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December 10th, 2017 | main dishes

Heligoland “Knieper“ [Crab claw] @home

For many years I pestered my love, the captain, to travel to Heligoland [island in the North Sea] and eat „Knieper“. As a child of Cuxhaven I had so fantastic memories of that. Unfortunately we never managed to go there during the scanty holiday periods with all the other dates. What did I see yesterday on our weekly market at the market stall of our fish seller (you know, the one with the pulpo WhatsApp)? Knieper – incredible! Purchased, brought home and into the pot.

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November 22nd, 2017 | starter

When my fish seller sends a whatsapp… we’ll eat octopus

In Spain, Italy and Portugal we love to eat octopus salad as starter or octopus Galician style – the latter we often had in Barcelona’s taverns in the Barrio Gotico and liked it most in the Bar Celta Pulperia. A simple and authentic dish – wonderful! But how to cook it?

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