Spanish Tapas By Maria From HR

In terms of Spanish cuisine, the word “tapas” derives from its literal English translation “covers”.  Historically, small dishes had been used to cover drinks in bars to prevent insects flying into the drinks.  When small snacks were placed in these dishes to enjoy with the drinks, the word “tapas” caught on as the name for these snacks themselves.  Today, tapas dishes are served throughout Spain as starters, snacks to enjoy with a drink or as a collection of small dishes to form a main meal.

I would like to show you a typical example of some Spanish tapas, namely Tortilla Española (Spanish omelette), Salmorejo (Cool Spanish tomato soup) and Gambas al Ajillo (Garlic prawns).  I hope very much that you like them and that it inspires you to visit my homeland and sample it for yourself!

 

Ingredients:

VEG007: Loose Tomatoes (Class 2) – 1x6kg

FIS183: Ocean Catch Cooked 20/30 Mediterranean King Prawns (Crevettes) -1x1kg

OIL064: Gomo Pomace Olive Oil Blend – 1x5L

Half an onion

3 Medium-size potatoes

5 eggs

1 garlic

1 piece of crustless bread

Salt

White wine

Parsley

To Garnish:

Spanish ham

Boiled egg

Red wine

           Ingrediants

Tortilla Española

Step 1:

Cut the potatoes into cubes, grate the onion, crack the eggs and whisk them.

Cut the potatoes into cubes, grate the onion, crack the eggs and whisk them.Step 2:

Add some olive oil to the frying pan and then add the onion and the potatoes.  Leave until the potatoes are cooked.

Add some olive oil to the frying pan and then add the onion and the potatoes.  Leave until the potatoes are cooked.Step 3:

Once the potatoes are golden, remove the pan from the heat and mix the potatoes with the eggs. Add salt to season.

Once the potatoes are golden, remove the pan from the heat and mix the potatoes with the eggs. Add salt to season.

Once the potatoes are golden, remove the pan from the heat and mix the potatoes with the eggs. Add salt to season.Step 4:

Put everything together back into the frying pan and wait until the eggs are cooked, remembering to flip the omelette.

Put everything together back into the frying pan and wait until the eggs are cooked, remembering to flip the omelette.

Put everything together back into the frying pan and wait until the eggs are cooked, remembering to flip the omelette.

Salmorejo 

Step 1:

Chop the tomatoes and blend them.

Chop the tomatoes and blend them.

Step 2:

Strain the blended tomatoes to remove the skin and the seeds.

Strain the blended tomatoes to remove the skin and the seeds.Step 3:

Add 1/2 garlic, the piece of bread and a bit of olive oil and blend everything together.  When served, add Spanish ham and pieces of boiled egg on top.

Add 1/2 garlic, the piece of bread and a bit of olive oil and blend everything together.  When served, add Spanish ham and pieces of boiled egg on top.

Gambas al Ajillo

Step 1:

Peel the prawns and cook them in a frying pan with olive oil. Add some white wine,  1/2 garlic and a bit of parsley.

Peel the prawns and cook them in a frying pan with olive oil. Add some white wine,  1/2 garlic and a bit of parsley.

Final Result:

Enjoy it with a glass of Rioja Red Wine!!!

Enjoy it with a glass of Rioja Red Wine!!!

Comments
One Response to “Spanish Tapas By Maria From HR”
  1. Rossana says:

    Ole’! me gusta mucho!!! brava!

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