Tarta de Choclo y Espinaca Ingredients:
Fresh bunch of spinach, big leaves
1/2 poblano pepper
1 medium spanish onion
1 1/4 cup of whole kernel organic corn
2 hard boiled eggs
1 cup of whole milk ricotta cheese
1 recipe of the empanada dough, or store bought dough found at your spanish food store (its hard to find)
spanish paprika (this one is not spicy) found at your local spanish food store
Pesto Salmon Ingredients:
4 medium salmon fillets
Homemade or store bought pesto sauce
Fresh bunch of parsley
1 1/2 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
Tarta de Espinaca y Choclo
In a pot pre heat some olive oil, add the chopped poblano pepper with the onion. Cook until the onions are translucent. Add your spices, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of pepper and 1 teaspoon of spanish paprika.
Add spinach to the pot.
Cook for about a minute, then mix.
Now drain. And let the spinach drain in the colander for a few minutes. Then press the spinach with a spoon against the colander to eliminate excess water, you don't want any water.
Add the ricotta cheese and mix.
Add about 1/2 teaspoon of salt or less this is according to your taste.
Ok. Here is the dough my dad bought at the local spanish food store, not every store will carry this, so you can replace it by using the empanada dough recipe posted earlier, just roll the dough out into a circle or a rectangle, you will need to circles/rectangles one for the bottom one for the top.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In an oven safe dish place one of your circles at the bottom and add the filling.
Now cut your hard boiled eggs length wise in quarters, place them on top of your filling, don't mix.
With your fingertips brush some water on top. Not too much!
Now with a fork make some holes around the top.
My dad is using an all natural frozen salmon fillet you may use fresh or frozen. Place your fillets in a safe oven dish.
How about some pepper?
Now add a thin slice of butter on top of each fillet
Now add some pesto, you may use store bought or, in a blender add a bunch of fresh basil, a couple of garlic cloves, some olive oil (not much, just enough to make it runny, unless you like it otherwise), add salt, pepper and spanish pepper flakes (this are not spicy!) Blend.
Thank you again for your wonderful recipes Dad! I love you.