ALL TREAT, NO TRICK
Halloween is just around the corner and Brindisa is only bring treats this year. From Monika's delicious pumpkin recipes, a few very tasty offers and a couple of suggestions for embracing the longer evenings.
Halloween isn't just about sweet treats and fancy dress and as the clocks go back next Sunday, it's about rustling up comfort food that nourishes the soul. Below are some recipes that are sure to do so and help ease us into Winter.
Spanish Recipes for Pumpkin
Each year around 18,000 tonnes of deliciously edible pumpkin gets thrown away as ghoulish faces are carved and the innards thrown out. Pumpkin should never be discarded or wasted as it is both nutritious and brings a fantastic flavour to dishes. From the seeds to the flesh, pumpkins are low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium.
Pumpkin & Chestnut Soup
by Monika Linton.
Monika's pumpkin and chestnut soup, or as it is known in Spain 'crema de calabaza y castanas', is the perfect recipe for Autumn as it is both chestnut and pumpkin season. La Castanada is the chestnut festival that is celebrated in the first week of November in many villages in Spain. The nuts are often roasted and served with grilled chorizo, washed down with cider and often used to make soups like this one.
When making this recipe make sure you select a pumpkin that has brightly coloured flesh - just like those used to carve on Halloween! This is so that when the pumpkin is blended with the chestnuts, the soup keeps as much vibrancy as possible.
CHORIZO & JUDION BEANS WITH RICH PUMPKIN SAUCE
Another way of making the most of your pumpkin flesh is with this warming, hearty stew. It is made with chorizo, judión beans and a rich pumpkin sauce. It's the perfect crowd pleaser which is ideal to make for a big group of friends and family at any Halloween or autumnal celebration!
It also features a number of great products from the Brindisa shop.
PUMPKIN & ALAGADA BEAN CASSEROLE
This recipe is by Sophie, a food blogger called @thecornerplot and it is the perfect Spanish twist on the traditional British casserole. It also uses pumpkin wonderfully to create a dish filled with comfort!
SCARILY GOOD OFFERS
In order to continue our celebration of Spanish cheese this October, we have discounted yet more delicious cheese. We hope that these brilliant prices will encourage you to try something different or venture out in exploring what flavours Spanish cheese has to offer.
*Please note that the offers below are available for a limited time only!
TORTA DE BARROS | was £15.75 now £11.50
BRINDISA GAZPACHO | was £5.10 now £2.95
1650 MANCHEGO DOP | was £9.40 now £7.60
INDULGE WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS
Whether or not you're planning on trick or treating with the children or whipping up a feast to enjoy in the cosy confines of your home, these Brindisa treats will make for a great (but maybe not particularly spooky!) evening.
Chocolate Sardines | Buy Now
A great way to keep children occupied and fantastic for having as a handy back up for any trick or treat visitors!
Sarriegui Potato Crisps | Buy Now
Whatever you find yourself doing over the weekend, having a bag of moreish crisps on hand is essential.
Churros | Buy Now
These ready made churros take just 4 minutes to finish in the oven from frozen making them the perfect thing to have on standby on a chilly Autumn night! They are quick, easy and easily one of the most delicious way to end (or start!) any evening.
Spanish Drinking Chocolate | Buy Now
Drinking chocolate has always been favoured over solid chocolate in Spain and this particular hot chocolate is thick, full flavoured and creamy. It is also the perfect way to warm up a group of children (or adults for that matter!) after a spot of trick or treating.