3 Spanish Tapas Recipes || Cook Like A World Traveler

I was thrilled when I had to people suggest Spain for my next recipe destination Danielle Mercado and Yasmine thank you guys I like this suggestion good job you two my grandmother is Spanish from masu Dias so I really wanted to do this so my favorite part of Spanish cuisine are the tapa small dishes meant to be placed all over the table and shared by everyone here are three delicious tapas to elevate your holiday appetizers with some Spanish flair olives are a Spanish staple but these baked and spiced olives nothing can beat the flavor preheat the oven to 350 the zest of one lemon adds a citrusy bite that when baked complements salty olives perfectly fennel seeds and cumin seeds when you preheat them in a pan it brings out the oils and intensifies the flavor use about 1 TSP of each and you’ll know they’re done when you just start to smell them 1 clove of garlic do you know the garlic trick just smash and peel 1 tablespoon of sherry cooking wine and a dollop of olive oil take the same lemon you zested and lay slices out on the baking tray then pour the olives on top they go into the oven for 20 minutes there are little bites of heaven when they’re done now the potatoes but that that’s what of us baked potato bites with a tangy and slightly spicy sauce I like tiny fingerling potatoes but you can use regular potatoes and just cut them into smaller pieces bake them at 375 for about 35 minutes while they’re baking we can make the sauce 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise keeping dollop of hot sauce add more or less depending on how spicy you want a teaspoon of paprika 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder add the juice of a whole lemon – the seeds of course a dash of salt and pepper and just a little bit of water to thin it out you can set the sauce aside for now the last dish is called fangled de menthe a red with tomatoes it’s the simplest of these tapas but don’t underestimate the depth of flavor I like my bread toasted to start grating the tomatoes is the fastest way to make a tomato sauce like texture without actually making tomato sauce and for this we want fresh tomatoes when the bread is done toasting spread the tomato on top this is a base recipe so from here you can add whatever you want or you can just eat it like this by now the potatoes should be done while they’re still hot from the oven drizzle the sauce over them trust me you will not be able to stop eating these and it wouldn’t be a true Spanish inspired meal without some wine vino serve all the tapas warm and enjoy your night in Spain keep sending me your suggestions guys I love getting them give me a country or even a specific dish that you want to learn and I’ll make it and tag you see you next week