Nikola has a really nice blog for you about Spanish food at Christmas time! Take notes of this recipe and try it out
In Spanish, Christmas Eve is called “La Noche Buena,” which literally translates as “The Good Night.” In Spain it is celebrated with a large family feast, which is eaten late in the evening and can last a couple hours. Some families attend midnight mass before or after the meal, although many are still finishing dining and sat around the table at midnight! In Spain, Christmas Eve is a time for celebrating in neighbourhood bars and cafes, and spending time with family and friends. It is not a time for giving gifts or for Santa Claus. Those traditions don’t begin until January 6th, which is called ‘Epiphany’ and which is also another religious holiday.
There are a wide variety of traditional foods that you will find served up across Spain on this particular night and each region has its own different specialties. It is particularly common for Christmas dinner in Spain to start with a seafood dish such as prawns or salmon, followed by a bowl of hot homemade soup.
Galets Soup is one of the typical (more…)