A super simple, super quick, super yummy and super healthy recipe which is perfect for your summer diet. And for sure, the laziest, cheapest and most delicious way to reach heaven status in no time.
This plate reminds me of my mother-in-law and our family holidays in Cambrils. She makes – by far – the best escalivada I have ever tasted. And coming from me this is a big compliment, because I must admit I wasn’t a huge fan of this recipe before I tasted hers.
Not actually sure what her secret is. Perhaps it lays on the super aromatic ‘sarmientos’ (sun-dried grapevines) that she uses to create the embers of the wood fire. Or maybe it’s just the outstanding local products that she buys straight from the farmers. Whatever it is, she definitely knows how to nail this recipe.
The escalivada is a traditional recipe from the regions of Valencia, Catalonia and some areas in Aragon too. In Catalan, it literally means ‘cooked in ashes’ and although this is the orthodox way to cook it, today we’ll use the oven grill to achieve a similar result.
A quick reminder before we begin… this recipe is so simple that everything relies on the quality of its ingredients. So please, buy the best products that you can afford to get the best results!