I think that small bites, and shared plates is the perfect way to eat. When requesting All Sorts of Tapas I was hoping to finds lots of recipes that I could make for when we entertain.
Good tapas are all about the perfect marriage of food, drink and sparkling conversation. Inspired by the bustling nightlife of the Spanish tapas bars and the pintxos bars of San Sebastian, these little dishes are packed with big flavours and are meant to be enjoyed with the people around you.In All Sorts of Tapas, you will find delicious tapas that bring to life the richness of Spain’s regional variations, styles and attitudes while incorporating some uniquely South African flavours. These little paintings will be a feast for the eyes and a feast for the tummy. They are the perfect way to satisfy carnivores and vegetarians alike – from breakfast to dessert.Enjoy the freshest and most fun way to eat with friends and family, all from the comfort of your own kitchen.
Chapters are divided into:
- Fish & Seafood
Recipes that caught my eye:
- Caesar-Style Eggs (p31)
- Dipped Baked Pretzels (p36)
- Flavoured Cheese Straws (p47)
- Cheesy Herb Muffins with Peppadew Cream (p66)
- Calamari, Chorizo & Patatas Bravas (p74)
- Hake Goujons with a Quartet of Sauces (p82)
- Oysters on Leeks (p91)
- Sweet Chilli Chicken Balls on Nachos (p115)
- Moroccan Lamb Tapas (p125)
- Spicy Keema Cups (p129)
- Nested Spaghetti Bolognese (p146)
- Mini Baklava Cheesecakes (p158)
- Churro Chips with Chocolate Sauce (p162)
- Liquorice Biscuits (p164)
I found it frustrating that the photographs are not with the recipes as it is difficult to imagine some of them. Especially the deconstructed rooibos panna cotta on page 159. I just cannot envisage how they are meant to look after reading the method. And the pics of the raw chicken and meat were not appealing. Both of these factors affected how many of the recipes I found appealing. Despite this, the styling itself was good. I liked the idea of the nested spaghetti for kids.
What I made:
The muffins were a great afternoon snack but needed the peppadew cream. I made extra of this as it was so good. The biscuits went down a treat, but need to be eaten within a few days of making.