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Pa amb tomàquet (Catalan pronunciation: [pam-two-mah-cat], literally in English: “Bread with tomato”) is a simple and typical recipe in Catalonia, Aragon and Majorca.

Pa amb tomàquet consists of bread — optionally toasted — with tomato rubbed over and seasoned with olive oil and salt. Sometimes garlic is rubbed on the bread before rubbing in the tomato. In many Catalan restaurants, the tomato mixture is pre-made and is brushed on the bread. The dish is served accompanied with any sorts of sausages (cured botifarres, xoriço, fuet, etc.), ham, cheeses, anchovies or other marinated fish, or grilled vegetables like escalivada.

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An example of how NOT to make pa amb tomaquet
(Note from us: this reputable food website should be ashamed of posting such an aberration. Their end result has nothing to do with a “pa amb tomaquet”. This goes to show how someone can mess up really badly such an easy and simple receipt.) 

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