Spanish Tapas

This week the Epicure liftout with The Age Newspaper in Melbourne devoted the whole issue to spanish food.  I haven’t cooked alot of Spanish food so started to research it and am a convert.  I cooked a couple of spanish tapas dishes that I served with some bread and a salad for dinner..my husband has just called out to me “nice tapas” as I type. 
Patatas Bravas

and Serrano Ham, Lemon & Green Olive Meatballs in Tomato and Sherry Sauce

I enjoyed hunting down spanish ingredients…don’t you love these pretty tins of paprika..one sweet and one hot (picante).

I used these pretty tapas napkins which are available in my online store.  You can also use these napkins for afternoon teas.

The recipes came from Rick Stein’s new book “Rick Stein’s Spain”.  The best place to get Spanish ingredients in Melbourne is Casa Iberica Deli in Johnston Street, Fitzroy and one of the best Spanish restaurants in Melbourne is Movida.  The Spanish desserts are also sweet and delicious, lots of custard based desserts.  I’m going to cook more dishes from the book and invite some friends around for a tapas party soon.
Catherine  x

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