Hello and welcome to Dance of Saucepans!
This is my first post, so I thought I’ll give you a little taste of who I am and what this blog will be about. Food is my one true passion, I love thinking about food, cooking, fussing about the presentation of my meals, taking photos and of course eating, and this is what is all about, food, glorious food.
I come from Spain and I love cooking with a Spanish flare, but I get really excited as well about other world cuisines and I love trying new things and experimenting. I like honest, good for you food, although I might sprinkle some sinful recipes, after all we have to live a little hey?
I decided for my first post to go for a classic with a Spanish twist, these burgers concentrate the essence of Spain in an American format? A juicy pork meat patty with Chorizo flavours, sweet smoky Piquillo peppers and beautifully sharp Manchego cheese… what is there not to love!!! Piquillo peppers and are widely used in Spain, they are small triangular roasted red peppers (their name means literally “little beak”) from the North of Spain. Piquillos have an intense flavour, more on the sweet side, with a smoky touch.
I couldn’t help topping the burgers with some Manchego cheese. Manchego cheese is one of the most popular cheeses from Spain, produced in La Mancha (Center of Spain) with sheep’s milk. Manchego is a delicious semi-soft cheese, with a piquant and buttery taste with an almost nutty after taste, that could be aged anything from 3 months to a year, the older the cheese the sharper flavour it gets.
So here they are, hope you will enjoy them, and thanks for dropping by…