Winter Saffron Spanish Spiced Soup
Someone once said that if Spain was a bit of toast you would want to cut the crust off. Because the hoards of tourists- mostly British- descend on Spain each year come looking for sun, sand and sea, so the Spanish coast line is thickly concreted all the way from Barcelona to Cadiz. Travelers who venture in land find a Spain that has changed surprisingly little, a huge, ever changing landscape dotted with ravishing towns and villages that rarely see a tourist, and even fewer in winter. The Spanish have created recipes perfectly suited to winters, that are colder then you would except. Queen among these are delicious one pot wonder stewy soups like this, infused with a spicy Moroccan influence, as is everything in Spain. The Spanish innately get that in the middle of winter what you want and need is the comfort, joy of a richly fulfilling piping hot chorizo stew. We strongly agree! This is an all time favorite mid week dinner for us, when the days seem to be getting bleaker, colder and never ending- giving you the gratifying feeling of a more exotic, colorful time. Definitely to be paired with a glass of cold white, the two really go hand in hand.