Gazpacho

 

Gazpacho - Oxford Tapas Club
Gazpacho – Oxford Tapas Club

Throw in blender:  tomatoes + peppers + cucumber + garlic + onion + bread soaked in water + olive  oil + sherry vinegar + water + S&P

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Gazpacho – Oxford Tapas Club

Chill for a couple of hours

Good with Queen olives

OXFORD TAPAS CLUB – ‘COOKERY SCHOOL’

Gazpacho - Oxford Tapas Club
Gazpacho – Oxford Tapas Club

Welcome to our new ‘Cookery School’ the OXFORD TAPAS CLUB!

Classes focus on the wonderful, unique flavours of Spanish, Catalan & Basque cuisine, with 1 -to-1 and group lesson options available

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Pinchos morunos and mojo picon

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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.

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For the pinchos:

Dice some pork fillet and mix with finely chopped garlic + paprika + cumin + cayenne  + sprig fresh thyme + olive oil + salt & pepper
Marinate over night

mojo picon

For the mojo picon:

Fry a slice of rustic white bread in olive oil until golden
In a pestle and mortar pound garlic + cumin seeds + salt together until smashed up and blended
Break up the fried bread and add to the mix along with paprika + some skinned roasted red pepper + cayenne
Stir in extra virgin olive oil + a dash of sherry vinegar + some cold water to loosen the mix

Pinchos morunos

Thread  the marinated pork on to cocktail sticks or soaked wooden skewers

BBQ or cook in griddle pan over a high-ish heat for 2-3 minutes each side

Serve the mojo picon as a dip for the pinchos or spread over some rustic bread slices and top with the pork pinchos

Pinchos morunos & mojo picon

Pinchos morunos & mojo picon

Mojo picon also goes well with boiled or roast potatoes, grilled fish & chicken, roasted aubergines & courgettes, and Spanish cheese

Marinated anchovy and salmorejo crostini

Tosta de boquerones con salmorejo - marinated anchovies and salmorejo croutons

Marinate prepared white anchovies in chopped parsley + finely sliced garlic + extra virgin olive oil

boquerones

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 + salt + splash of sherry vinegar
Blitz again until smooth
Slowly add extra virgin olive oil until the mix is emulsified, smooth & creamy

Marinate prepared white anchovies, parsley and olive oil

Add a spoonful of salmorejo to the toasted crostini
Top with an anchovy fillet

Tosta de boquerones con salmorejo – marinated anchovies and salmorejo croutons

Roll the leftover anchovy fillets around pimento stuffed olives and secure with a toothpick

Tosta de boquerones con salmorejo – marinated anchovies and salmorejo croutons

Goes well with a  glass of chilled fino sherry

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Tomato salad with tomato dressing – AKA – ajotomate!

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Ajo tomate

Super-ripe tomato for dressing + ripe salad tomatoes + garlic + sherry vinegar + olive oil

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Mash garlic and sea salt together

Ajotomate

Add coarsely chopped skinned & seeded super-ripe tomato

Ajotomate

Pound the tomato together with the garlic until  blended & add the sherry vinegar

Ajotomate

Gradually add the olive oil stirring with the pestle to mix well

Ajotomate

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Slice the salad tomatoes & spoon over dressing

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Dress with a little paprika or cumin if you prefer