A la Riojana means “in the style of Rioja.” Rioja is a region in northeastern Spain.
In food terms, this often means with red peppers (pimentos, not hot chiles) and / or paprika. The dish will often include chorizo or ham or some form of pork as well.
- Lamb Cutlets a la Riojana have red pepper, ham, tomatoes and boiled eggs (in addition to the lamb cutlets);
- Patatas a la riojana” (potatoes a la Riojan, aka “patatas con chorizo”a) are potatoes with chorizo sausage, paprika, red piquillo peppers, and a pork rib;
- Bacalao a la Riojana (salt cod with red peppers, paprika and tomatoes);
- Pollo a la Riojana (chicken with red peppers and chorizo).
Ray, Joe. Rioja region’s dish mixes potatoes, chorizo, and care. Boston Globe. 3 March 2010.