Appetizers · Fish & Sea Food · Tapas

Iberic Variegated Scallops (Zamburiñas)

Those Galician Scallops are exquisite with a smooth white wine bechamel and a crunchy iberic ham to top them! Surf and Turf at it’s best! The Variegated Scallops or Zamburiñas are a small variety of Galician scallops about twice or three times smaller than normal scallops. Check the picture below to see the difference. Those mollusks… Continue reading Iberic Variegated Scallops (Zamburiñas)

Appetizers · Main Meals · Tapas

Spicy-Mango Shrimp Skewers

Spicy-Mango Shrimp Skewers are a colorful, tropical and most of all delicious. Spicy and sweet is one of my favorite combination, although it’s a mildly spiced recipe. Those skewers remind me of Caribbean food, especially with the mango and little sprinkle of grated (unsweetened) coconut. You can simply make a bunch of those under 15 minutes, no need to… Continue reading Spicy-Mango Shrimp Skewers

Appetizers · Meat & Poultry · Tapas

Duck Prosciutto, Date and Cheddar Mini Rolls

Holiday season is coming, we’ll soon receive guests at home and/or vice versa. Here is a great idea to make your guests never forget about your dinner party. An hors d’oeuvre plate of duck prosciutto rolled around a date piece and aged cheddar to open up those guests stomach before the main meal. Those little bites… Continue reading Duck Prosciutto, Date and Cheddar Mini Rolls

Appetizers · Fish & Sea Food · Snacks · Tapas

Calamari in its Ink Croquetas

Calamari (squid) in its Ink Croquetas (Croquetas de Calamar en su Tinta) is my personal favorite Spanish “Tapa” Croqueta. Made with the scary for some and divine for others, Squid ink to give it extra “sea” taste and this bold, dark color. Croquetas are considered tapas in Spain, and this “black squid” tapa version is one you… Continue reading Calamari in its Ink Croquetas

Appetizers · Soups · Tapas · Vegetarian

Cucumber-Mint Gazpacho

A simple and tasty mix of cucumber, green pepper, garlic, onion and mint to cool you down on a hot summer day. Cucumber-Mint Gazpacho is the perfect refreshing soup on a sunny day! A great appetizer to any summer meal, you can serve it as a simple soup or in a pitcher with glasses as tapas, with… Continue reading Cucumber-Mint Gazpacho

Appetizers · Snacks · Tapas

Mini bruschettas with goat cheese and thyme

Mini bruschettas with goat cheese and thyme is a great way to start your next dinner party, without saying, it’s terribly easy to do. Who doesn’t like a fresh bite of tomato filled with fresh and bold flavours and a touch of creamy goat cheese? It’s a perfect match, and even those goat cheese sceptic… Continue reading Mini bruschettas with goat cheese and thyme

Appetizers · Snacks · Tapas · Vegetarian

Savoury Broccoli-Almond Cupcakes with Goat Cheese frosting

Savoury Broccoli cupcakes with a goat cheese frosting are a new style of tapas, or a brunch side dish even a great snack. In other words, quite polivalent and succulent bites! The broccoli cake is quite similar to a quiche, although i’ve used a chickpea flour to make it gluten free and a bit nuttier. The frosting or… Continue reading Savoury Broccoli-Almond Cupcakes with Goat Cheese frosting