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Chicken in Garlic Sauce – Pollo al Ajillo

This Chicken dish, is probably a staple in every Gibraltarian household. However, as with so many other recipes, we tend to add and adapt ingredients to suit our own personal tastes. What can I say!  this is the way we do things in Gibraltar. As is the common theme with the majority of these recipes […]


Yoghurt and Honey Panna Cotta

This is a new addition to my recipe collection, and is not at all based on any recipe my Grandmother made. At least I can’t remember her making this ever, and I’ve not found ingredients for this in her notebooks. What I love the most about this recipe is the simplicity of elaboration. Mostly no […]


Minestrone Soup

My grandmother’s take on the classic vegetable and bean soup


Corn flour Cake

Who would have known that my grandmother had a gluten free cake in her recipes? I remember sitting on the beach sipping tea and having slices of this cake whilst surrounded by my family, or at least my brother and cousins, whilst the setting sun cast a shadow over our little piece of beach heaven. […]


Apple Crumble

I think its fair to say that every household in Gibraltar has a recipe for Apple crumble or some sort of other fruit crumble. It must have been one of the easiest desserts to make, plus because seasonal fruit was used, it would have been a very economic recipe to help stretch the weekly wages […]


Meringue Pudding

There are a lot of recipes in my Grandmother’s books which use egg yolks, “tocino de cielo” which is a rich egg yolk flan, “Yemitas” which are like truffles only made with egg yolks and sugar, these were traditionally made around Christmas time at least back then, as they called for more “expensive” ingredients. It […]


Pirinaca – Summer Salad

This was my Grandfather’s favourite summer salad. He absolutely had this nearly every day. I remember he would sit and prep the vegetables in my Grandmother’s kitchen whilst my grandmother would be busy with other chores, and every now and then he would eat some of the salad and get told off by my grandmother, […]


Olivier’s Salad – Ensaladilla Rusa

Probably every home in Gibraltar has their own version of this versatile and easy to make salad. My Grandmother was not going to be an exception! The traditional Salad did not have peas incorporated into it, and neither did it have olives, but as with everything in life, we tend to adopt and adapt things […]


Baked Artichokes

Would you believe this recipe is over a hundred years old? My grandmother called this recipe “las alcachofas de mi madre” which translates to “My mother’s Artichokes”. So yes, this recipe is quite old, in fact I had to enlist a friends help when trying to decipher her recipe as most of the main ingredients […]

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Baked Stuffed Courgettes (Calabacines Rellenos)

These little courgette bites are a Gibraltarian traditional dish. Every household has their own version, which will range from adding spices to titillate  your taste-buds, through to a completely vegetarian option. Whichever, I can guarantee that you will be pleasantly surprised by the taste of these little boats filled with goodness. My version, once again, […]

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