Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spanish Tapas Feast

I could live on starters. Italian Antipasti. American Fingerfood. Spanish Tapas. You name it. I think it is because you can share them. You can try many different dishes – and don’t have to choose only. Because you can eat for hours. Because they go so well with a nice glass of wine. Because they are so easy to prepare. Because you can make them for 2 or 20 people.

Yesterday I made a little tapas feast for my lovely husband and I. And oh it was soooo good.

We had green olives filled with lemon, almonds and sweet pepper, capers, sardines in vinegar, tortilla (potato omelette with onions), plums in bacon (eaten so fast I couldn’t even take a picture ;-)) manchego cheese and jamon (Spanish gammon). Then a nice Spanish Rioja and some white bread - ¡ya está!

Unfortunately there were only the two of us, so I couldn’t have more tapas variety. Because although they are just little things, they do fill you up.

I have to give most credit for the success of the feast to a wonderful Spanish supermarket I discovered on Friday, however. The cooking itself was a minor effort with the amazing ingredients I got there: Spanische Quelle

After shopping all I had to do is:

* heat the tortilla
* fry the plums
* cut the cheese
* arrange everything on little plates and in little bowls
* open the bottle of wine

... and then: ¡Buen provecho!


Christiane said...

Oh, das hört sich lecker an! Tapas, Antipasti, Meze usw. liebe ich auch (und hatte das auch erst letzte Woche zu einer Schwiegereltern Einladung ganz genauso wie Du gemacht, sehr einfach!!)!
Und der Wein... ich bin ganz neidisch, ich stille nämlich immer noch die ganze Nacht und lebe daher immer noch weitestgehend alkoholfrei.

Danke auch für Deinen letzten Post, ich habe die Matroschkas mal auf meinen Amazon Wunschzettel gepackt ;-))

Liebe Grüße,

* Ninotschka * said...

Ja, ich finde das auch ein grossartiges Eseen fuer Gaeste. Man muss nicht stundenlang in der Kueche stehen und es macht richtig was her ;-) Den Wein geniesse ich momentan auch besonders, weil ich seit einer Woche angestillt habe. Wohooo! Also, halte durch.