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…

Salmorejo

Salmorejo

Salmorejo is a Spanish cold soup similar to gazpacho. The main difference is that this tomato based soup is blended with white bread to give it more thickness. This results in a more creamy soup regarding mouth-feel, as well as lightening the color from tomato…

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…

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…

Tuna Tapas

Tuna Tapas

Can it even be called tapas if it isn’t something traditionally Spanish? I think yes. Especially because these are a perfect starter for a night out with friends. Whenever I have friends over, I love making a dozen different small dishes like tapas because they…

Adjika Sauce With Meatballs

Adjika Sauce With Meatballs

These mini meatballs are savory little morsels of beef that are taken up a night with a spicy adjika sauce. This adjika sauce with meatballs recipe is simple, easy, and great as an appetizer for parties. I plated them in one of my favorite Steelite…

Zucchini Roll Up Hors d’Ouevre

Zucchini Roll Up Hors d’Ouevre

So this recipe probably belongs somewhere more on Sandra Lee’s Semi-Homemade because it’s so unbelievably simple. Yet, these zucchini roll up bites have a classic look and a great flavor that works great as an hors d’ouevre or canape at parties. I like to make…

Sardine Pâté

Sardine Pâté

After writing my article PÂTÉ: THE REASON FOR IT AT YOUR NEXT PARTY I started making even more than I had before. I guess it is partly because they are so easy and there are so many variations. I’m a firm believer in cooking being…