In the United States, the holiday meal is all about bringing people together and giving thanks for all that has been gained throughout the year, for love and for overcoming all the challenges of the past together, and one of the best ways to do this is by offering a dinner with the best taste of Spain. From appetizers to side dishes to desserts, be sure to include some of our recipes in your Thanksgiving dinner!

Spanish pumpkin soup
In cold weather in Spain there is no better dinner than a cozy cup or bowl of pureed vegetable soup, this being one of the best Spanish Thanksgiving recipes. This cream of pumpkin soup is the ultimate comfort food and one of the best appetizers for your dinner. That's all, let's get started with our recipe, it's simple and practical for your home.
In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the salt and onion and sauté for 5 minutes, lowering the heat if it starts to brown. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Stir in the spices - smoked paprika, paprika, cumin and cayenne - and sauté for 30 seconds. Pour in the chicken stock and stir the soup well. Then add the sherry, apple, pumpkin and roasted red peppers. Bring the soup to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until the squash is very soft and falling apart. While the soup is cooking, sauté the pancetta slices in a skillet until golden brown and crispy. Set aside. Puree the soup until smooth, either with a hand blender or in batches in a countertop blender. Add the cream and heat the soup until it begins to bubble. Taste and adjust the seasonings, adding salt and pepper if necessary. Serve the soup with the crispy bacon and toasted pumpkin seeds.

Bacon-Wrapped Dates With Goat Cheese
Bacon-wrapped dates are delightful—but have you ever had one that was stuffed with goat cheese? Trust us, once you’ve tried it, you’ll never turn back. The combination of sweet, salty, and creamy is satisfying yet simple.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Slice a small slot into the side of each date and stuff the inside with goat cheese. Wrap each date with half a slice of iberico ham and poke a toothpick through. Place on a baking sheet and bake for about 8 minutes. Flip dates over and bake for an additional 5-8 minutes. Serve warm.

Iberico Ham
An exquisite sangria in the best Spanish style.
The best thing about sangria is that it is very easy to prepare, you can customize it with the best spices and turn it into an unforgettable experience, also, as a curious fact it is important to note that being a unique drink, in Spain it is not usually ordered in a bar or restaurant, on the contrary, most Spaniards drink it at home with their friends and family for special occasions.
Our American-style sangria recipe includes fruit (apple, pear, pear, orange and grapes), red wine (you can find some of our options in the Wines section) and a Kas Limón soft drink (also available in our store). Now, with all the ingredients ready, the first thing to do is to wash and cut the fruit into small pieces, removing the seeds and skin when necessary. Use a wide-mouthed pitcher with a capacity of more than a liter or a large bowl. Add the sugar and orange and crush with the help of a pestle and mortar. Then add the wine and stir well with a wooden spoon, trying to dissolve all the sugar. Then add the orange juice, lemon juice, brandy and the rest of the chopped fruit. The brandy is optional and you can substitute it with Licor 43 or Cointreau.

Iberico Ham

November 17, 2022 — Carolina Gomez