Appetizers

Cider Chorizo (Chorizo A La Sidra) – Tapas

Cider Chorizo (Chorizo A La Sidra) – Tapas

If you follow Cooking To Entertain at all you’ll know how much of a fan of tapas I am. These little Spanish small plates are a great treat when you’re in Spain and going out for drinks, but they also are great at home. You […]

Bacalao Stuffed Piquillo Peppers (Piquillo Rellenos de Bacalao)

Bacalao Stuffed Piquillo Peppers (Piquillo Rellenos de Bacalao)

Bacalao stuffed piquillo peppers may be one of the more unusual tapas you’ll come across on this site, but it is extremely popular in Spain, and a staple of many restaurants and bars. If you’ve never had piquillo peppers before I implore you to give […]

Jamon Iberico With Mascarpone On Spanish Bread (Tapas)

Jamon Iberico With Mascarpone On Spanish Bread (Tapas)

I’m going to start with the recipe for jamon iberico with mascarpone on this page, because it’s not really necessary, and if that’s all you want to see, no need to scroll down and see my explanation of Jamón ibérico de bellota. 100 grams Jamón […]

Saffron and Pistachio Rice Stuffed Onion

Saffron and Pistachio Rice Stuffed Onion

On my most recent trip to Istanbul I was very fortunate to take one of the best food tours I’ve ever taken. The tour guide was able to help me buy a fairly large quantity of high quality Iranian saffron for much less than I’d […]

Baked Feta Cheese

Baked Feta Cheese

Continuing on with my “Greek Week” and after posting a delicious classic Tzatziki yesterday, comes another classic dish that’s super simple to make. This baked feta cheese dish is popular in many places over Greece, but perhaps most so in the Cyclades. I’ve seen it […]

Classic Greek Tzatziki

Classic Greek Tzatziki

I’ve been making tzatziki for years using a recipe I found online, but now that I’m in Paros, Greece, it was nice to have a chef and restaurateur teach me his famous recipe. So I’ve been spending the week in Paros, Greece with Alona and […]

Garlic Shrimp

Garlic Shrimp

This recipe uses whole unpeeled shrimp so if you can’t handle that, might as well head back now. This was a recipe I created while in Hong Kong years ago and has always been a favorite of mine. Note that this isn’t the famous Typhoon […]

Broccoli Sausage Stir Fry

Broccoli Sausage Stir Fry

A stir fry makes a great quick meal, and this broccoli sausage stir fry is no exception. Simple ingredients, and a simple marinade is all that is needed for this dish. Perfect for a quick lunch, or a side dish with dinner, you can whip […]

Prawns Thermidor

Prawns Thermidor

Click here to jump directly to the Prawns Thermidor printable recipe. While most people know or have heard of Lobster Thermidor, this is my version of a cheaper yet still delicious alternative. This classic French dish is almost more about the sauce and preparation than […]

Gambas Al Ajillo (Spanish Garlic Shrimp)

Gambas Al Ajillo (Spanish Garlic Shrimp)

Click here to jump directly to the gambas al ajillo printable recipe. So I’ve decided to spend November in Spain with my family this year. I remember one of my favorite tapas (small plates) I’ve ever had in the entire country is their Gambas Al […]