It is a dish that divides people between paella and fideua eaters on Sunday. But, in my opinion, neither paella is replaceable nor Fideua confronts our most iconic dish.
Today's recipe is about the surprising story of how a dish original from France, popularised in Russia is a Spanish summer staple.
Ancient Mediterranean civilizations already ate a flatbread to commemorate the summer solstice. This tradition has survived through the ages and landed to our days in multiple forms.
It is a humble dish, created in times when food was scarce and in order to make the most of what was then available.
It has canned tomato as a central ingredient and the longer stays in the fridge, the better it tastes. A fresh, flavourful meal and a true representation of the Murcia region.
The range of food associated with Spanish summer is endless, But there is one, just one, that holds the champions title-and will always do so.