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CalPep in El Born

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Street art of El Born

Yes, you have to queue up for food at CalPep. Tapas is by no means fast food. We chose a 5 course tapas to share and it took an hour and a half. So yes, a half hour queue is preferable to a one and half hour one. Our waiter chose for us. We were served a plate of mussels and clams, razor clams, tortilla, langoustines with fried onions, and plate of fried sea food (shrimps, baby squids).

Overall, the quality of seafood was exceptional, something to do with the mediterranean waters. I must have been drooling over the tortilla because our waiter handed me the  recipe for their famous tortilla.

Ingredients: 2 eggs, potatoes, 2 Tbsp of cooked onions, 1 slice of chorizo, 2 Tbsp allioli sauce, oil and salt.

Preparation: Peel potatoes, wash and cut into rounds. Bring to boil and cook until done on a low heat.

In a skillet, fry the chopped chorizo and add the potatoes and onions. This frying stage is quick.

In a bowl, beat an egg and add fried potatoes. Proceed to make the tortilla. Serve with allioli sauce.

Allioli sauce: In a blender, put a peeled clove of garlic, an egg, 4 or 5 fingers of olive oil and salt. Blend until thick.

Their website has several other recipes as well that are worth checking out. We are going to start with the tortilla but given the lack of details on this one, it will take some experiments to figure out.

Written by locomotoring

October 22, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Posted in Barcelona, Europe, Spain

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  1. […] marvelous architecture inside, evokes an amble through woods. On an everyday basis, I might miss CalPep or L’ascensor, but Segrada Familia is what will take me back to […]

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