Here is a really easy recipe to make “Pa amb tomàquet” (Catalan tomato bread), one of Catalonia’s most typical dishes! It’s very easy to do and it’s delicious.
Ingredients to make “Pa amb tomàquet”
- Bread (If you can order Pà de Pagès (farmhouse loaf) even better)
- Ripe tomatoes
- Peeled garlic
- Extra virgin olive oil
- 1) Cut the bread into slices.
- 2) Toast the slices
- 3) Rub the toast with the garlic
- 4) Cut the tomato in half down the middle
- 5) Rub the tomato into the bread
The final touch
Season with oil and salt and eat immediately so that it does not soften.
When to eat pa amb tomàquet?
You can eat it with any meal as a side dish. For example in Catalonia is very typical to order the main dishes for each person and always to have it as a side dish to share. It can be accompanied by cold cuts, cheese, anchovies, omelette, etc. It’s also used on sandwiches (only in Catalonia, in the rest of Spain if you want pa amb tomàquet in your sandwhich you have to specify it).
Enjoy and bon profit!
For more typical Catalan food check here the following articles: