There is a Festa for every occasion here in Spain, birthdays, saints days (ie every day), village and town patrons days, snail season, Easter parades for a week...it goes on and on!
This time it was out to another country location for another group gathering for the Calzatada which is a celebration for the large Spring onions being in season.
As you can see from the photos we used large under cover barbecues, wood is provided, the onions are cleaned and placed in cooking racks. When cooked and looking like charcoal on the outside, they are wrapped in newspaper in groups of 20 and kept warm until all are cooked.
A lot of red wine, and plenty of antipasto is provided while watching the all male cooks hard at work. and a good time is had by all. Then meats and sausages , including morcilla (blood sausage) and other varieties are cooked on the barbie and we are ready to start. Stripping down the charred exterior of the onions, they are dipped in a pink sauce made mostly from capsicum (Pimiento) , then held high above your head, which is bent back to face the sky...then ... gobble, gobble! They are so good!