[Sca-cooks] Unique tapas

Susan Lin susanrlin at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 15:23:31 PST 2010

okay, now I'm just really hungry!

On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 4:20 PM, Sharon Palmer <ranvaig at columbus.rr.com>wrote:

>  A friend of my daughter's from NYC and I are the Chair ladies for tapas
>> committee the night before her wedding. We plan to have the classical
>> Spanish tortilla but are looking for yummy items people might not know
>> about. The wedding is in Chiapas, Mexico beside locals, guests will be
>> coming from all over the world like Russia, Spain, Australia, England,
>> Kenya, Chile, the US and who knows where else.
>> Suey
> What kind of recipes are you looking for?  Things that can be prepared
> ahead of time? Finger food only or plate and fork?  How many people?
> Are you looking for classic Spanish tapas or something else? As others said
> there are a number of period recipes that would suit this style of meal.
> Have you seen _Tapas, the little Dishes of Spain_ by Penelope Casas, which
> has some lovely recipes.
> Some of the things I've tried:  Grilled Tuna on dressed tomatoes, grilled
> salmon w asparagus, mussels in wine sauce, chickpeas in onion sauce, carrot
> salad, mushrooms in garlic sauce, shrimp in garlic sauce, cauliflower salad,
> Also: eggs stuffed with shrimp, salmon trout in saffron sauce, fish in
> orange sauce, tuna balls in wine sauce, tiny meatballs in saffron sauce,
> meatballs in almond sauce, sausages in sweet and sour figs, marinated
> olives, manchego cheese with quince preserves, potato bravas, Ensaladilla
> rusa, snrimp in green mayonnaise, barcelona rice salad, eggplant salad, duck
> and ham pate, partridge and liver pate, pate with turkey breast, baked dried
> cod, smoked salmon pate, fish and vegetable salpicon, salpicon de mariscos,
> marinated squid, mussels escabeche, shrimp, melon and apple salad
> Banderillas  or pinchos or gildas - small skewers of tidbits of marinated
> fish, vegetables, olives and the like.  Canapes with various savory spreads
> on bread.  Empanadas or bite sized empanadillas filled with tuna, or chicken
> or spinach or spicy meat with raisins, spinach and pear in puff pastry,
> chorizo in puff pastry, scallop pie
> Asparagus with romesco sauce, red onion and orange salad, red peppers
> stuffed with tuna
> sliced serrano ham, anchovies in vinegar, sardine escabeche chorizo filled
> dates in bacon, marinated red peppers, grilled vetables, flavored almonds,
> various cheese and olives, good bread, melon or other fruit
> Let me know if you want recipes for any of these
> Ranvaig
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