A guide to food in Spain – S



  • sagardotegiak (Basque), sagardotegias (Spanish): Basque cider houses. Cider in Basque is Sagardoa. See cider in Asturias

  • sal: salt

  • salchicha: sausage

  • salchichón: cured pork sausage

  • salmón: salmon

  • salmón ahumado: smoked salmon

  • salmonete: red mullet

  • salmorejo: tomato puree from Cordoba made with bread, garlic, olive oil and vinegar.

  • salsa: sauce

  • salsa de soja: soy sauce

  • salsa de tomate: tomato sauce

  • salsa holandesa: sauce with eggs butter and lemon

  • salsa tártara: tartar sauce

  • salsa vinagreta: vinaigrette sauce

  • salvia: sage (Salvia officinalis)

  • samfaina: a vegetable medley that includes should include tomatoes, peppers and aubergines. It can either be based on a sofregit and included in other dishes as a well cooked down gloop or made specifically for one dish, especially those named samfaina , in which the vegetables are left more solid and identifiable. Coca amb samfaina (a sort of pizza in which the samfaina forms the topping) or Bacallà amb samfaina (with pieces of salt cod ‘cooked’ in it) are good examples of this. (Simon Rice)

  • sandía: water melon

  • sangre: blood

  • sangría: mixture of red wine, lemonade, spirits and fruit

  • santiaguiño: slipper lobster (Scyllarus arctus)

  • sardina: sardine

  • sebo: suet
  • secallona: a dried llonganissa with little or no seasoning.

  • sepia: cuttlefish

  • sésamo: sesame (Sesamum indicum)

  • sesos: brains

  • sesos a la romana: fried (lamb’s) brains in batter

  • seta: wild mushroom

  • sidra: cider

  • sobrasada: thick orange embutido paste from Mallorca absolutely delicious when the real thing.

  • socarrat: for paella buffs the choicest part of the dish. Socarrat is the slightly burnt and caramelised rice which sticks to the bottom of the pan.

  • sofrito (sofregit in Catalan): lightly fried sauce of garlic, onions, and tomatoes cooked in olive oil and used as the base for many dishes.
  • soja: soy

  • solomillo: fillet / sirloin steak

  • sopa: soup

  • sorbete: sorbet

  • suquet (Catalan): a hearty fish soup made with potatoes on a base of sofregit enriched with fish stock. Only the best fish should be used, cut into large chunks. (Simon Rice)


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How do you say sal in english?

Cómo se dice sal en inglés?

Salt in spain

Salt in spanish

What is salchichon?

Salchichon in spain

Cured sausages in spain

Pork sausages in spain

Salchicha en inglés

Sausages in spain

Sausage in spanish

Spanish salmon

Salmon in spain

Salmon recipe

How do you say salmonete in english?

Red mullet in spain

Red mullet in spanish

How do you make salmorejo?

How do you say salsa in english?

Salsa en inglés

Sauce in spanish

What is samfaina?

How do you make samfaina?

Sandia en inglés

Water melon in spain

Spanish water melon

How do you make sangria?

Sangria in spain

How do you say santiaguiño in english?

Spanish lobsters

How do you say sardina in english?

Cómo se dice sardina en inglés?

Sardines in spain

Spanish sardines

Sebo en inglés

Suet in spanish

What is a secallona?

How do you say sepia in english?

Sepia en ingles

Cuttlefish in spain

Cuttelfish in spanish

Sesos in english

Brains in spanish

How do you say seta in english?

Cómo se dice seta en inglés?

Wild mushrooms in Spain

Spanish mushrooms

Wild mushrooms in spanish

How do you say sidra in english?

Cider in Spain

Cider in spanish

Mallorcan sobrasada

What is a sofrito?

Sopa in english

Spanish soups

Soup in spanish

How do you make a suquet?

What is a suquet?