Pez Espada a la ParillaBy tapasonlineGrilled swordfish - Swordfish is a firm fish which means it tends not to fall apart when grilling. As well as being very healthy, it is also sustainable, so makes an excellent choice. Steaks are normally about 2.5cm thick which makes them ideal for this tapa.
Pastelito de Patata con QuesoBy tapasonlinePotato cakes with cheese - This recipe is really like a potato rösti, but the pimentón and some Spanish cheese can provide it with an Iberian pedigree. You can use almost any cheese, but manchego grates well and San Simón melts readily and imparts a nice smoky flavour.
Bacalao con Sobrasada y MielBy tapasonlineCod with sobrasada and honey - Bacalao is actually salt cod, which is bought dried and then soaked. However, fresh cod or any firm white fish is fine. Swordfish and monkfish would also work well. Sobrasada is a soft Mallorcan sausage which makes a delicious sauce mixed with honey.
Tortilla con Queso AhumadoBy tapasonlineSpanish omelette with smoked cheese - In Spain, the omelette is usually served cold in chunks or slices, but you can serve it hot and in one piece if you like. If you have one of those miniature frying pans, they are ideal for a single portion, otherwise an omelette pan or any high-sided frying pan is fine and the recipe assumes the latter. San Simón smoked cheese from Galicia is perfect as it is soft and melts easily, but any smoked cheese will do.
Huevos de Pato Revueltos con SobrasadaBy tapasonlineScrambled Duck Eggs with Sobrasada - Duck eggs are richer than hen eggs with a lovely deep golden colour. In this simple recipe, they pair delightfully with Mallorcan Sobrasada sausage.
Pimientos de PadrónBy tapasonline“Pimientos de Padrón or Padrón peppers come traditionally from Padrón in Galicia, in north-western Spain These small green peppers are sometimes known as “Russian Roulette” peppers as the majority are quite mild, but occasionally one comes across a really spicy one. They are available from Spanish delicatessen and online suppliers and are now frequently found in greengrocers and supermarkets.
They make a great accompaniment and are particularly good with Huevos Rotos (Broken Eggs), but are most often served simply on their own – a quick and easy taste of Spain!
Patatas a lo PobreBy tapasonline“Poor Man’s Potatoes” is an apt name for this simple vegetable dish, but don’t let that put you off – it’s delicious and great for a vegan option. If you like, you can add two or three quarters of tomato to make the dish a little juicier.