Tapas | salt cod stuffed piquillo peppers & fried fish Malaga-style

The beauty of these tapas type dishes lies not only in their simple, yet deep flavours, but that most keen cooks will already have the required ingredients in stock. So no long shopping lists to prepare and multiple trips to market – impromptu cooking at its most satisfying! Piquillo peppers stuffed with salt cod &…

Gazpacho

  Throw in blender:  tomatoes + peppers + cucumber + garlic + onion + bread soaked in water + olive  oil + sherry vinegar + water + S&P Chill for a couple of hours Good with Queen olives OXFORD TAPAS CLUB – ‘COOKERY SCHOOL’ Welcome to our new ‘Cookery School’ the OXFORD TAPAS CLUB! Classes…

Salbitxada

Salbitxada –  Catalan sauce eaten with char-grillled  calçots,  a type of green onion from Catalunya – similar to spring onions/baby leeks Pound the toasted almonds with a mortar and pestle – to your preferred texture Coarse for a sauce with more bite Finer for a sauce to accompany calçots Add the garlic + chilli &…

Pinchos morunos and mojo picon

Pinchos morunos are pork skewers with Moorish spices, a popular tapas. They are good on their own or with mojo picón, which is a spicy sauce from the Canary Islands. For the pinchos: Dice some pork fillet and mix with finely chopped garlic + paprika + cumin + cayenne  + sprig fresh thyme + olive…

Marinated anchovy and salmorejo crostini

Marinate prepared white anchovies in chopped parsley + finely sliced garlic + extra virgin olive oil For the salmorejo: Skin and core ripe tomatoes Roughly chop and blitz in food processor until smooth Place cubed white bread (crusts removed) in the tomato and leave to soak for 5 minutes Add a small clove of garlic…

Lebanese mezze

Lebanese mezze: baba ghanoush + broad bean dip + labneh + falafel + marinated olives + toasted sesame seed, garlic & chilli dip + flatbreads Baba ghanoush or ghanouj: chargrilled & roasted aubergines + tahini + minced garlic + lemon juice + Mediterranean sea salt flakes Broad bean dip:Cooked & skinned broad beans +  tahini…

Spanish garlic & fino sherry mushrooms

Prepare button mushrooms Fry over a medium high heat in olive oil Add plenty of chopped garlic & cook for a while longer A good splash of dry sherry + a little white wine Cook through & season well Stir through chopped parsley

Prawn montaditos

With bacon Toast some sliced baguette & spread with alioli Fry raw prawns in olive oil for 1 minute Wrap in smoked or unsmoked bacon Return to pan and cook through ’til golden Skewer the prawns on to the prepared alioli toasted baguette bases Or with egg Poach raw prawns – reserve & cool Boil…

Chorizo – two ways

Patatas a la Riojana Fry the chorizo whole or slice on the diagonal Divide the fried chorizo in 2 portions Fry the potatoes until golden + peppers + garlic +  fried chorizo + paprika + chilli Tomatoes/onions/salt cod/pork can be added if you fancy Add water + salt + pepper Cover and cook until the…