A guide to food in Spain – D-E


  • dátiles: dates
  • despojos: offal

  • diente de ajo: garlic clove

  • donut, rosquilla: doughnut

  • dorada: gilt-head bream (Sparus aurata)

  • dulce de membrillo: quince jelly

  • dulces: sweets


  • embotits (Catalan): cured meats

  • embutidos: cured meats

  • empanada: pastry with meat or seafood filling

  • empanada gallega: flat pie from Galicia

  • emperador: swordfish

  • endibia: endive

  • endrina: sloe (Prunus spinosa). Used to make pacharán, the famed Basque liquour.

  • eneldo: dill

  • ensaimada mallorquina: the Mallorcan soft bun. The Catalan poet, Josep Pla, described the ensaimada as “the lightest, airiest and most delicate pastry in this country.” More here
  • ensalada: salad

  • ensalada mixta: mixed salad

  • ensaladilla rusa: mayonnaise salad with potatoes carrots peas

  • entrecot:

  • entremeses: starters

  • entremeses variados: hors d’oeuvres

  • escabeche: a traditional way of preserving game and fish and now rather a delicacy.

  • escalivada: Cold roast vegetable salad from Catalonia

  • escalopa a la milanesa: milanesa

  • escanciador: cider pourer – An essential part of Asturian food culture

  • escarola: curly endive

  • escorpena: scorpionfish

  • escudella (Catalan): Catalan stew

  • escupiña: small clam, a synonym of chirla. Zoologically known as a striped venus (Venus striatula).

  • espaguetis: spaghetti

  • espardeña (in Catalan espardenya): sea cucumber. An expensive delicacy eaten principaly in Catalonia.

  • espárrago: asparagus

  • especias: spices

  • espinacas: spinach

  • espinacs a la catalana (Catalan): spinach with raisins and pine nuts

  • esqueixada (Catalan): salt cod salad

  • estofado de …: … stew /casserole.

  • estragon: tarragon

  • esturión: sturgeon. Currently extinct in Spain in the wild, but until recently was commercially fished for caviar in the Guadalquivir.

  • Extremaduran food


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How do you say dátiles in english

Cómo se dice dátiles en inglés

Dates in spanish

Diente de ajo en inglés

How do you say dorada in english

Cómo se dice dorada en inglés

Gilt-head bream in spain

Gilt-head recipe

Dulce de membrillo in english

Quince in spanish

Catalan embotits

Embutidos in spain

What is an empanada?

How do you make an empanada?

Emperador english translation

Swordfish spanish translation

Swordfish in spain

Endives in spain

What is ensaimada mallorquina?

How do you say ensalada in english?

Cómo se dice ensalada en inglés?

Salads in spain

What is escabeche?

What is escalivada?

Escalivada recipe

What is escudella?

Catalan escudella

How do you say espardeña in English?

Sea cucumber in spanish

Espárrago en inglés

Asparagus in spain

Asparagus in spanish

Especias in english

Espices in spanish

Espinacas english translation

Spinach spanish translation

espinacs a la catalana recipe

What is esqueixada?

Esqueixada recipe

How do you say estofado in english?

Cómo se dice estofado en inglés?

Stew spanish translation

Stews in spain

Estragon in english

Tarragon in spanish

Esturión english translation

Esturgeon in spanish