Do you ever have days where you wake up and just feel like cooking something different? I have been wanting to experiment with Tapas for a while, I love the idea of different dishes to select from. In Spain eating Tapas is very social, it is often served at bars and you have a selection to choose from. The dishes often use garlic and paprika and usually include a seafood choice. You can pick the ones you like the look of and leave the rest, mixing and matching to create a main meal.
The other day I finally decided to give Tapas a try. I had some left over roast pork, some prawns, some mushrooms, potatoes and a selection of herbs and spices. I decided to create dishes using what I had in the cupboard. The finished result, a selection of different Tapas dishes.
At the top are potatoes, cubed and fried. These were served with a tomato sauce and a garlic mayonnaise creating two different potato dishes, Patatas Bravas and Patatas Alioli. Beside this is a prawn dish that uses paprika and chilli, Gambas Pil Pil. At the bottom are some garlic flavoured mushrooms, Ajilo Mushrooms and finally some pork flavoured with paprika or Spicy Paprika Pork. I was very pleased with the result and it tasted fabulous as well. Perfect with a glass of white wine. It was all very quick to cook as well, some of it needed a little preparation in advance however.
Gambas Pil Pil
I will definitely be trying some other Tapas recipes soon.