Revuelto de Morcilla y Ajos Tiernos

Or, for non Spanish speakers, scrambled eggs with black pudding and spring garlic. Just four basic ingredients and a simple dish, but something I really enjoy. As this dish only has four ingredients, and cheap ones at that, I recommend you look for some good quality local products. I have chosen products that are local to me, so let me run you through the ones that I have chosen:

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The Finished Dish

Firstly let’s look at the ajos tiernos. These couldn’t be more local as they are from my own garden. I have mine ready to harvest and that was the main reason for me choosing today’s recipe. But just what are ajos tiernos?

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Spring Garlic

Basically they are simply very young garlic plants before the garlic bulb or indeed the clove itself has started to form. I call them “spring garlic” simply because they remind me of spring onions and can be used in a similar way.

I have not been able to find any other translation anywhere. I have looked in many a dictionary, I have even tried the overrated Google Translator to no avail. A word of warning here to restaurant owners and language students….. don’t use Google Translator. To all Spanish chefs, I see that Google still has “kid” (baby goat) down as “niño” (child) and no, Anglo-Saxons do not eat roast children. I also promise all you students that a good language teacher can easily spot a poor Google translation!

To read the rest of the article and see the recipe please click here.

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2 thoughts on “Revuelto de Morcilla y Ajos Tiernos

  1. Hi, Lincoln,black pudding is something very special indeed. Only a very experienced butcher will produce a good one. I think You can also combine it with sauerkraut which is the way how they offer it in Germany in autumn .
    I do like the idea to use spring garlic, it is always a very good scent and taste.

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    • Hello Ursula, Thanks for the comments. There is a big difference between a poor and a good black pudding and as you say a good butcher can make all the difference!

      Best regards,
      Lincoln

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