Saturday, May 18, 2013

Flavors from Andalucia

Toasty salty corn and lupines beans were two of the unique food items I tasted last week in Seattle during a private culinary presentation of Andalusian foods and wines.

From Tostaderos Sol De Alba, the toasted corn was crunchy and tasty. It is a great-dry-snack on the go and pairs nicely with a light, chilled white wine in the summer. The item is available in different flavors as BBQ and Spicy.

Saladitos brought their world-known lupines beans, a unique type of bean that can be eaten as a snack and an appetizer. Full in protein and healthy carbs, the lupines beans are not fried and are served cooked in a plate. Just bite, remove the skin and enjoy! The lupin seed is a legume and has been harvested since antiquity. You can read about the history of the lupines beans here.

Both products are not yet imported in the US market but let's hope that we will soon see them on the shelf!

For more information, visit the site of Extenda, the agency that promotes Andalusian products in the USA.