19 Sep, 2014 @ 08:30
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Autumn vegetables set to thrive in wetter weather

IT is undeniable that the cooler mornings and threat of rain can mean only one thing, autumn has finally arrived.

Spain has a great range of seasonal fruit and vegetables on offer, and one definite advantage of the changing seasons means a whole load of new produce for the cupboards.

Pomegranates (granadas), figs (higos) and mangoes are just a few of the fruits to be looking out for.

On top of this there is likely to be an influx of plums (ciruelas) – both green and red – and the mysterious ‘caviar citrico’, a citrus fruit whose insides look bizarrely like caviar.

Autumn’s vegetables meanwhile are perfect for oven-bakes and hearty stews.

Look out for chard (acelga), aubergines (berenjenas) and their streaky-purple cousins the grated aubergine (berenjena rallada), and the old favourite, the parsnip (chirivia).

And you can’t forget the mushrooms – the hongos and setas – that really come into their own at this time of year.

The ‘angula del monte’ – translated as eel of the mountain – the ‘lengua vaca’ – cow tongue – and ‘oreja de judas’ – or ear of Judas – are all ones to look out for.

 

Rob Horgan

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