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What To Order From A Spanish Takeout Restaurant

by Aiden Carpenter

Ordering takeout is a fantastic way to support local restaurants while social distancing. Save yourself the effort of cooking by ordering a meal from your favorite restaurant. One of the benefits of eating out is the ability to indulge in cuisines from different countries. Spanish food offers the heartiness of rich meat and aromatic spices with the fresh counterpoint of fresh vegetables. Try these four dishes the next time you order Spanish takeout food.

1. Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a Spanish soup that's distinctive because it's meant to be served cold. Gazpacho is made from fresh tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers. These ingredients are blended with olive oil until a smooth texture is achieved. Gazpacho makes a great appetizer, but it can also be a meal on its own. Order gazpacho on hot days when you'd like to cool down or as an accompaniment to spicy dishes.

2. Jamon

Jamon is a type of Spanish cured meat. It's made from ham that is salt-cured and allowed to age to perfection. It has a distinctive, rich, salty taste that many people find irresistible. Jamon is sliced very finely before being served. You can enjoy it on its own or served atop slices of high-quality bread. Jamon can be eaten as a starter course or a light lunch. Meat-lovers shouldn't pass up this extraordinary dish.

3. Paella

Paella is one of the most well-known Spanish dishes. Paella features rice, olive oil, and several types of meat. Duck, rabbit, and chicken feature heavily in many paella recipes, while seafood variations may include shrimp, fish, or lobster. Paella also notably includes saffron, which is a pricy spice with a unique scent and taste. Saffron gives paella its distinctive yellow color. Paella is traditionally served in generous helpings, so you may want to order it when you have company to help you finish it off. If you're ordering it for yourself, you can always pack away the leftovers and enjoy them the next day.

4. Churros

Churros are a traditional Spanish dessert. Sweet dough is extruded in a long, textured tube, which is then deep-fried until it's crispy and golden. When the pastry is removed from the hot oil, it's immediately rolled in an aromatic mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Fresh churros are an unparalleled treat. Your churros will be made to order and brought to your door, so you can end your takeout meal with churros and a cup of strong coffee.