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Biking & Baking in Las Alpujarras

We've been in Spain for over 4 years now - plus 4 motorbikes - and a horse - join us for the ride!

'Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside....'
18 July 2012 @ 13:34

Yesterday we took a day off and went to the beach.  We threw our towels, parasols, books and a picnic into the rucksack and went over the Contraviesa to our little cove near Castillo del Ferro and swam, dozed and people-watched all afternoon.  The sea was quite exciting, thanks to a fair breeze, but as delicious as only the Mediterranean can be.  All sorts of folk were enjoying the day, with the odd dog or very small child in tow, and of course some glamour for Steve to cast his eye over!  

I thought I'd put in a recipe here from Morocco, for what is called Serranitos.  An excellent post-beach supper!   Ingredients: 400-500g pork fillet, cut into 8 slices and flattened gently with a knife; 1 garlic clove, crushed with a little salt; 1/2 tsp sweet smoked paprika; 2 green peppers; 10 tbs olive oil; 8 slices of ciabatta or baguette; thin slices of Serrano ham (jamón); salt & ground peppper.

Marinate the pork in the garlic, paprika and ground pepper.  Set aside for 45 mins.  Cut peppers lengthways & in half.  Heat 3/4 of the oil over a medium heat in a frying pan, add the peppers and fry on both sides until soft; season and set aside.  Lightly toast ciabatta.  Add remaining oil to the pan and when it begins to smoke add the pork, frying quickly on both sides until cooked but juicy.  Turn off the heat & season well.  Transfer the fillets onto the toasted bread, then the strips of pepper, then the jamón.  Grind over some black pepper and eat immediately. 

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