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Good, Authentic Sangria?


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Good, Authentic Sangria?

Pappy | | Jun 3, 2002 09:52 AM

I've found a wonderful new seafood shop. It's a real hole in the wall owned by two elderly Portuguese gentlemen. Beautiful shellfish. They also have a refrigerator full of fresh, home-made chorizo. So I dug out my old Paella pan from the garage, and I'm inviting everyone over for Fathers Day.

I'm gonna start with olives, salted almonds, and a brandade on crackers. I thought I'd also grill up some chicken leg quarters, marinaded in evo, lemon juice, garlic, and fresh oregano. Saw a recipe for a great salad with watercress, endive and orange sections. For dessert, flan and an assortment of Spanish cheeses (blue, manchengo, etc.).

So, I was thinking, is Sangria a real option? Do the Spanish really drink Sangria? I guess I've always looked down my nose at it. Perhaps my experiences have always been based on poor executions. Does anyone have a real recipe?

Thanks for all your help (again)!


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