Jamon? Si!

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BARCELONA – Another late night in Spain. I’m using Fanta as my coffee. I think I broke the single-serving coffee machine in our apartment.
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I hear kids going wild at what must be their recess.
#kvpspain : Visiting the Port of #barcelona
We made it to the Port of Barcelona yesterday. We mingled with tourists and locals by the bay. I loved being near the Mediterranean.

We lingered by Baritimo inside the mega mall. It had a lovely patio area over the water. I watched fishing boats return to port. I think that’s when it hit me. Barcelona is not just for Jamon. I promised myself to take advantage of the fresh seafood.

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On our first night in Barcelona, we went mad for Jamon Iberico. Every tapas order needed a plate of the fatty sliced meat.

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On our next night inside Barri Gothic, barnacles and clams dazzled our palates.

razor clams @ Marisco
This is my first taste of razor clams. I think they grilled them. Next, a drizzle of olive oil. Plus some garlic. It all made my belly happy. The clams tasted meaty, with a fresh briny bite of the sea.

Black Cuttlefish Paella @ Marisco
I also loved the black cuttlefish paella. The bonus: sucking the brains out of the langoustine. Black cuttlefish ink covered Mark’s fingers. The rice tasted smoky, with chunks of clams and fish.

I need to run off my culinary adventures. Maybe tomorrow.

For now, Mark just fixed the coffee machine. Life is good.

2 Comments

  1. rdv Says:

    These are all my kind of foods. Enjoying them just by looking! The seafoods especially, and of course the hams. They also have the best sardines over there. Very famous “Spanish sardines”. Thank you for sharing…..enjoy! Forgot to mention the ink from cuttle fish, my favorite!!

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