Spanish English Food Dictionary

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Gazpacho

Spanish English food dictionary

This Spanish English food dictionary contains the most common food words from A to Z

 

A

  • aceite de oliva – olive oil
  • aceite girasol – sunflower oil
  • aguacate – avocado
  • ahumados – smoked foods
  • ajo – garlic
  • albaricoques – apricots
  • albondigas – meat balls
  • alcachofas – artichokes
  • alcaparras – capers
  • almejas – clams
  • almendras – almonds
  • alubias – beans
  • anchoas – anchovies
  • angulas – baby eels
  • arroz – rice

B

  • bacalao – cod
  • barquillos – biscuit rolls
  • batidos – milk shakes
  • berenjenas – aubergines / eggplant
  • berza – cabbage
  • besugo – sea bream
  • bistec de ternera – veal steak
  • brazo de gitano – Swiss roll
  • brevas – figs
  • butifarra – Catalan sausage
  • buñuelos – light fried pastries

C

  • caballa – Mackrel
  • con leche – rice pudding
  • Cafe americano – weak white coffee
  • café con leche – white coffee
  • café cortado – white coffee in small cup with very little milk
  • café sólo – black coffee
  • calabacines – courgettes/marrow
  • calamares – squid rings
  • caldereta gallega – vegetable stew
  • caldo – soup
  • callos a la madrileña – tripe Mdrid style
  • Camarones – baby prawns
  • cangrejo – crab
  • caracoles – snails
  • caramelos – sweets
  • carnes – meats
  • castañas – chestnuts
  • cebolla – onion
  • cebolletas – spring onions
  • centollo – spider crab
  • cerezas – cherries
  • cerveza – beer
  • champiñónes – mushrooms
  • chanquetes – fish (similar to whitebait)
  • chirimoyas – custard apples
  • chocos – squid
  • chorizo – cold spicy
  • chuleta de cerdo – Pork chop
  • cordero – lamb chops
  • churros – fried pastry cut into lengths
  • cigalas – crayfish
  • ciruelas – plums
  • cochinillo asado – roast suckling pig
  • cocido Madrileño – stew with meat Spanish sausage chickpeas
  • codornice – quail
  • coles de Bruselas – Brussels sprouts
  • coliflor – cauliflower
  • conejo – rabbit
  • consomé al jerez – consommé with sherry
  • crema catalana – crème brulée
  • cremada – sweet made with egg sugar and milk

D

  • dorada – Gilt head fish
  • datiles – dates

 

E

  • embutidos – selection of cold sausages
  • empanada – gallega tuna fish pastry
  • endivias – endives (salad leaves)
  • ensaimada mallorquina – Majorca cake
  • ensalada – salad
  • ensaladilla rusa – mayonnaise salad with potatoes carrots peas
  • entrecot – entrêcot steak
  • entremeses de la casa – homemade starters
  • escalope – Breaded Meat
  • espinaca – spinach
  • espárragos – asparagus
  • estragón – tarragon

F

  • fabada (asturiana) – bean stew with Spanish sausage
  • faisán – pheasant
  • fideos – small noodles
  • filete – filets of meat
  • flan – cream caramel
  • fresas – strawberries
  • fruta – fruit

G

  • gallina – chicken
  • gambas – prawns
  • garbanzos – chickpeas
  • guisantes – peas

H

  • habas – broad beans
  • habichuelas – beans
  • helado – ice cream
  • horchata – cold almond-flavoured milk drink
  • huevo – egg
  • Huevos fritos – fried eggs
  • hígado – liver

I – J

  • Jamón – ham
  • Jabugo – quality Spanish cured ham
  • jarra de vino – jug of wine
  • jerez – pale dry sherry
  • judías verdes – French beans
  • jugo – juice

K – L

  • langosta – lobster
  • leche frita – pudding with milk
  • Lechuga – lettuce
  • lenguado – sole
  • lentejas – lentils
  • lombarda rellena – stuffed red cabbage
  • lomo – pork sausage
  • langostinos – king prawns
  • lubina – bass

M

  • Málaga Vino – sweet wine
  • macarrones – macarrones
  • mandarinas – tangerines
  • manos de cerdo – pigs’ trotters
  • mantecadas – small sponge cakes
  • mantequilla – butter manzanas
  • manzanilla – dry sherry
  • mariscada – cold mixed shellfish
  • mariscos – shellfish
  • mejillones – mussels
  • melocotones – peaches
  • melón – melon
  • merluza – hake
  • mermelada – marmalade
  • mero a la parrilla – grouper
  • morcilla – black pudding
  • mousse – mousse

N

  • nabo – turnip
  • naranjas – oranges
  • natillas – cold custard
  • nueces – walnuts
  • nísperos – Sharon fruit 

O

  • orujo – Grape Juice spirit 
  • oreja (de cerdo) – pigs’ ears

P

  • paella – rice dish
  • paleta de cordero – shoulder of lamb
  • pan – bread
  • parrillada – barbeque
  • pasteles- cakes
  • patatas – potatoes – Chips
  • pato – Duck
  • pavo – turkey
  • pollo – chicken
  • pepinillos – gherkins
  • pepino – cucumber
  • peras – pears
  • perdices – partridges
  • perejil – parsley
  • pescaditos fritos – fried fish
  • pimientos – red peppers
  • pinchos morunos – kebabs
  • piña – pineapple
  • piñones – pine seeds
  • platanos – bananas
  • pomelo – grapefruit
  • potaje – thick broth
  • puchero – canario casserole
  • pulpitos – baby octopus
  • potatoes puré – mashed Potatoe

Q

  • queso – cheese
  • queso de oveja – Sheep’s cheese
  • quisquillas – shrimps

R

  • Ribeiro – Galician white wine
  • ragout de ternera – veal ragout
  • rape – monk fish
  • raya – skate
  • remolacha – Beetroot
  • revuelto – scrambled egg
  • riñones – kidneys
  • rodaballo – turbot
  • roscas – sweet pastries
  • rábanos – radish

S

  • salchichas – sausages
  • salmonetes – red mullet
  • salmón – salmon
  • salmon ahumado – smoked salmon
  • salsa – sauce
  • sandía – water melon
  • sardinas – sardines
  • semidulce – medium sweet
  • sesos – brains
  • setas – mushrooms
  • solomillo – fillet steak
  • sopa – soup

T

  • tallarines – noodles
  • tarta de almendra – almond tart
  • tarta – tart
  • tomates – tomatoes
  • tomillo – thyme
  • torrijas – sweet pastries
  • tortilla – omelette
  • tournedó – tournedos (fillet steak)
  • trucha – trout
  • turrón – nougat

U

  • uvas – grapes

V

  • Valdepenas – fruity red wines
  • vieiras – scallops
  • vino blanco – white wine
  • vino rosado – rose wine
  • vino tinto – red wine

W -X -Y -Z

  • zanahorias – carrots
  • zarzuela de mariscos – seafood stew
  • zumos – juices
  • zumo de naranja – orange juice