[Sca-cooks] Unique tapas

charding at nwlink.com charding at nwlink.com
Thu Jan 21 18:03:14 PST 2010

Where in Chiapas? and when?

The last time I was in Chiapas (in Tuxtla Gutiérrez and San Cristóbal de
las Casas and some small villages) There were some great markets with lots
of fresh veggies and fruit.  This was in the early 90s in February I

There should be lots of seasonal fruits and veggies.

Maeva (would love to be there now!)

> 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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