Today I present to you 2 recipes I discovered while living in Majorca, which is, by the way, a wonderful place. Both are very popular recipes, and easy to cook as well.
It is a very typical salad. It would also be a good starter.
Ingredients (for 3-4 people)
2 green bell peppers
Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper
Cut everything in dices, mix together and prepare a vinaigrette with the olive oil and the vinegar. Serve it chilled.
PA AMB OLI
It’s THE dish you serve when you have guests. The way you serve it is self-explanatory: everything is put separately on the table, and everyone prepares his spa amb oli the way he likes. Ideal when vegetarians and non vegetarians have to eat together! You have to prepare everything just before you eat, otherwise the oil will soak the bread, and it is not so tasty anymore.
Ingredients (count 2 slices per person)
Cooked ham (in slices)
Sliced cheese (like Swiss cheese)
Olive oil and pepper
In a plate, put the slice of bread. Slice the tomato, and place it on the bread. Poor a trickle of olive oil, salt and pepper. Put a slice of cheese, then roll the ham and put it on the top. Just eat!
I really like this dish; it is very simple, but delicious. Typical of the Mallorquin way of being, I think. For the record, in Catalan, pa amb oli simply means bread with oil!
To go with both dishes, I prepared a cream with creamy goat cheese and walnut oil. Not at all mallorquin, but delicious.
Bon appétit !!!