Classic Spanish cuisine is characterized by simple, clean flavors. Many recipes only require a short list of fresh ingredients, pulling from local produce and seafood. Ham and chorizo are dearly loved meat choices, taking center stage in several dishes. Garlic, onions and paprika play a prominent role in flavoring foods, as do widely used herbs like oregano, rosemary and parsley. Some of the most popular dishes to come out of Spanish cuisine are paella (a saffron rice dish made with a variety of meats and/or seafood), panellets (an All Saints’ Day cookie made of homemade almond flour), and tasty garlic shrimp (gambas al ajillos).