SangriaBy tapasonlineIt is actually a fact that, whilst the tourists are drinking sangria, the locals are drinking tinto de verano (simply red wine with soda, garnished with a slice of orange), but don’t let that put you off – it’s a great drink for parties and barbeques. Of course, it would be wrong to use an expensive wine, but do choose something full-bodied. The ingredients can be varied to taste.
Pa Amb OliBy tapasonlineBread with garlic, tomato and olive oil - Pa amb Oli (pamboli) in Mallorca, Pa amb Tomaquet in Catalonia, and Pan con Tomate in the rest of Spain are basically variations on a theme, though the locals in each region will tell you that theirs is the original and genuine. The main difference is that Pan con Tomate usually has grated tomato spread on, whilst the others are scrubbed with tomato. It is made with the local bread or half a baguette. Any bread of your choice will be fine, but the denser the better.
Montaditos de SalmónBy tapasonlineThere are many versions of this canapé, but this one is quick and easy and one of the benefits of this dish is that it can be made in advance. You can add extra toppings, such as chopped cherry tomato, cucumber or caviar. Dill is the traditional garnish, but flat parsley is more Spanish.