Saturday, July 17, 2010

Canelones de Catalunya

Welcome to More Photos, Less Words Saturday

After birthing my 1040 words epic There Is Nothing Stock About It for Blogcritics; I am all worded out.  So, I thought I'd do something different today and use more photos to describe the process of bringing this dish to life.

My version was inspired by the Catalan dish served at Els Casals a fabulous restaurant in Barcelona, Spain.



Organic free-range chicken legs, olive oil, smoked pimenton.



Carrots, Yukon gold potatoes, leeks, onions, celery, rosemary, olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, garlic.



Bake at 450 F for 15 minutes to brown skin.



Reduce to 325 F, roast for 60 minutes.



Ajo Blanco a traditional cold Sevillian soup that I turned into a thick "sauce" for the canelones.  Almonds soaked overnight in water and drained, Spanish olive oil, sherry vinegar, 4 garlic cloves (blanched), sea salt, figs, mineral water.  Blitzed and strained.



The Filling...chopped chicken, veggies, grated Queso Manchego, thyme.



White Wine Pasta, olive oil, corn meal.  Pipe filling. Roll up the canelones.  Spoon Ajo Blanco sauce.  Top with grated Queso Mahon.

Canelones de Catalunya



That's it for now...till we exchange a few words again...Peace!

42 comments:

  1. What an fabulous looking dish and with pictures like that, you don't need to say much!

    Please drop by my post on "Awards" when you have time. I'm sure you have so many that mine is a drop in the bucket but there is one there for you nonetheless. :)

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  2. a brilliant idea of turning Ajo Blanco into a sauce....never would have thought of it...

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  3. Looks delicioso -- and I love the format más fotos, menos palabras. :)

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  4. This looks delicious! Few words are needed as the great photos tell it all! Interesting read with your epic and you're so right about the bones! Great stock!!!

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  5. Beautiful dish, and photos are great:)

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  6. these are awesome pictures, how can you not want to try this fabulous recipes love love love it!

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  7. Awesome photos, they definitely made me hungry!...This is a recipe I definitely want to check out...Have a fun weekend.

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  8. These are delicious looking pics. It will make a good weekend meal.

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  9. I could do that! It looks amazing- And my monkeys always love something they can help make, like rolling!!

    Thanks for sharing- I love your photos!

    AND- I love your new banner- very stylish.

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  10. This sounds fabulous. I would dare say, the best I have seen on your blog to date! And you are right, it is sometimes a treat to have more photos than words.

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  11. great motto in this post! love seeing the whole process! that sauce / cold soup is such an interesting combo!

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  12. Get me a fork and I will be all over this! Gorgeous photos Laz - I knew you had it in you ;)Love the flavours, especially in the Ajo Blanco and I'm now intrigued about Mahon cheese, which I've never come across. One of the things I love about coming here - there is almost always something new and unfamiliar to tantalise me!

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  13. This dish looks fabulous and I am sure the flavors are wonderful together! BTW, I like the new look of your site.

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  14. What a simple but unique meal! Love the flavors you put together in such a satisfying little dish! Maybe it's good to be out of words sometimes and just let the pictures tell the delicious tale:-)

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  15. the pictures look so great against the white background in the new template. looks great!

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  16. Omgosh this looks yummy as! I love all the different flavours!

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  17. Great pictures and delicious dishes as always Lazaro. The skin on the chicken browned to perfection. Like they say in poker, "I'm all in!" This is making me hungry again, and I just got back from a BBQ.

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  18. I love the "less words", should do that too for my blog haha.

    the pictures speak for themselves, and I think it's even better!

    Great post as always, words or less words!

    Cheers!
    Malou

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  19. Lovely dish Lazaro and you're right. It doesn't need many words.

    I've been away for a while, so I haven't had a chance to stop by. Love the new look of your blog.
    Sam

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  20. I suppose I will have to allow you few words...but only because this looks so damn good. I am drooling all over my keyboard and craving chicken at 7AM. Craziness.

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  21. Lovely dish and great pictures! The pictures say it all!

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  22. Yes, a picture tells a thousand stories. Your pictures always talk to me. But we like the stories that come with them too. Another beautiful dish.

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  23. Oh my goodness--this looks delicious!! The sauce is most interesting. Thanks for another delicious dish!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  24. Well, sometimes pictures speak a thousand words - and these certainly do. Fab!!

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  25. Great photos! The dish looks wonderful as well!

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  26. Lazaro... words or less words doesn't matter..your beautiful tells all. Delish no doubt ! Thanks for sharing this wonderful dish :)

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  27. where is my whole chicken?! the chicken cooked perfectly! look at that brown skin; it's my favorite part :) Although there are a few ingredients I'm not familar with, they all sound awesome to me and i can tell the last photo is full with flavors coz i see the process from the first photo! the photos tell the story and you sure bring them to live!

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  28. I am collecting Chicken recipe for my cook book that I am going to publish. Your Canelones de Catalunya belongs to my list. It looks so easy to make and definitely it looks delicious.

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  29. Lazaro you don't need words with such beautiful pics one after another you already make me feel hungry!
    Excellent recipe!

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  30. I'll just use one work. YUM!!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  31. Is the "wordless Saturday" a new series? ;) I can imagine that you would feel worded out after 1040 words! As for a picture filled post, you know what they say, a picture is worth ... :)

    I've got so many of your recipes bookmarked that I'll never get to them all. Oh well, another one to add to the list :)

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  32. Hi Lazaro
    What a fabulous dish, the best canelones ever.
    Awesome work ♥

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  33. You have no idea how good that looks to me right now! I love the new blog look and the photos look spectacular on my iPad! Hugs from Dublin!

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  34. Another fabulous sounding and looking recipe. What else would I expect from u? :)

    Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

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  35. Oh! What a beautiful canelones, love it with the white sauce...creamy and so tasty...perfect! Great pictures as well :-)

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  36. Lazaro, this is most definitely my favorite recipe of yours to date. Just LOVE it!! And your photos are wonderful - so clear and informative at the same time. :-)

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  37. Hi Lazaro
    what an outrageous dish!! I thought you were done with that delicious roasted chicken and vegetable....you were just getting started...I should have know better! Another amazing meal.
    wish I was there to enjoy it and share a bottle of wine with you!
    Dennis

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  38. Hey Lazaro,
    BRILLIANT! Sometimes pictures is all you need to make the dish speak for itself. I myself am speechless at what you conjured up. You've done this dish justice!

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  39. That looks so delicious...very well done. I love your new layout. Very nice.

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  40. I guess it's the Spanish version of cannelloni! gorgeous dish. The use of the soup as a sauce is a genius idea! I love everything about this one, and the result is simply magnificient.

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  41. Words fail me when I think of how that final picture myst taste - it looks simply amazing. Can't wait to verify my assumption =)

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