Spanish-Inspired Main Dishes
Discover the foods of Spain with these main dish recipes.
Jamie's Moorish Pork Chops
Dried fruit mixed with meat is a Moorish tradition that left its mark on Spanish cuisine. Use thick pork chops to make this dish, since they get stuffed.
Get the Recipe: My Moorish Pork Chops
Tyler's Ultimate Paella
Try Tyler's version of the most iconic Spanish dish, complete with chicken, chorizo, clams, shrimp and lobster tails.
Get the Recipe: The Ultimate Paella
Spanish Stuffed Bell Peppers from Padma Lakshmi
These veal and rice-stuffed peppers get a hit of spice from curry powder and cayenne pepper.
Get the Recipe: Spanish Stuffed Bell Peppers
This tapa is an omelet topped with the bold flavors of Spain, like chorizo, smoked paprika and sardines.
Gazpacho With Maine Lobster: Gazpacho con Bogavante
This is gazpacho fine-dining style, with a modern twist. The lobster and other garnishes are artfully arranged in the bowl, and then the gazpacho is poured over it all at the table when it's served.
Get the Recipe: Gazpacho with Maine Lobster: Gazpacho con Bogavante
Meatballs in Almond Sauce (Albondigas en Salsa con Picada de Almendras)
These meatballs cook in a sauce typical of Catalan cooking, with fried almonds, garlic and bread. This recipe is from The Food of Spain by Claudia Roden.
Tyler's Potato and Chorizo Tortilla
Potato and egg tortillas are popular all over Spain, especially in tapas bars. Tyler adds some chorizo to this version to make it a meal.
Get the Recipe: Potato and Chorizo Tortilla
Spanish-Style White Bean, Kale and Chorizo Soup
This hearty Spanish-inspired soup is full of chorizo sausage, beans and kale, and flavored with a pinch of saffron.
Get the Recipe: Spanish-Style White Bean, Kale and Chorizo Soup
Jamie's Favorite Paella
Jamie encourages you to make this dish your own by adding the meats that appeal to you and in-season veggies.
Get the Recipe: My Favourite Paella
Emeril's Sweet Shrimp With Chorizo and Onions
This fast and fresh tapas dish makes a great meal when paired with a few sides.
Estofado De Rabo De Toro (Bull's Tail Stew)
These oxtails are marinated and then cooked slowly in Spanish wine until they're fall-off-the-bone tender.
Get the Recipe: Estofado De Rabo De Toro (Bull's Tail Stew)
Bell Peppers Stuffed With Rice in Tomato Sauce (Pimientos Rellenos de Arroz con Salsa de Tomates)
These rice-stuffed peppers in homemade tomato sauce could make a nice vegetarian entree (unless you use chicken stock). This recipe is from The Food of Spain by Claudia Roden.
Follow Emeril's lead to try cooking Spanish mackerel, tasty in a refreshing orange sauce.
Rachael's Rice Pilaf With Chorizo Casserole
Rachael gives this easy dinner dish a Spanish twist by adding chorizo and saffron.
Get the Recipe: Rice Pilaf with Chorizo Casserole
Valencia is known for its great paella, and this unusual version includes lots of Spanish beans and skips the usual mixture of seafood.
Get the Recipe: Paella Valenciana
Spanish Chicken and Rice Soup
Rachael gives this homemade comfort food a little Spanish twist.
Get the Recipe: Spanish Chicken and Rice Soup