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Table of contents :
Table of Contents
Rosemary Olive Tapas
Nutty Brie and Bread
Spicy Sherry Mushrooms
Barcelona Style Almonds
Garlic Potatoes
Classical Spanish Tomato Tapas
Sausage Empanada
Fish and Chips in Spain
Classic Dijon Potato Tapas
Prawn Tapas Spanish Style
Flame Broiled Chicken
Traditional Tomato Tapas
Sevilla
Real Spanish Tapas
Cilantro Shrimp Tapas
Honey Mustard Chicken Breast Girona Style Tapas
Yummiest Potato Tapas
Fennel and Coriander Olives
Orange Blossom Bread Sticks
Smoked Spanish Potatoes
Avocado and Shrimp Tapas
Madrid Inspired Seasoned Asparagus
Saucy Red Potatoes
Mascarpone and Figs
Spanish Fruit Salad
Incredible Tapas
A Mediterranean Eggplant Tapas
Easy Basil Meatball Tapas
Authentic Turkey Tapas
Eastern Spanish Aioli
Raisins and Spinach Tapas
Ranch Tortelli
Spanish Sweet Patatas Tapas
Balsamic Padron
Chocolate and Bread Tapas
Spiced Nutty Tapas
Sardines Spanish Style
Simple Bell Pepper Potato Tapas
Pepper Parmesan Asparagus
Tasty Crab Tapas
Mid-Summer Party Tapas
Perfect Dinner Party Tapas
Goat Cheese Tapas
Spicy Pepper Tapas
Buttery Triple Sec Shrimp Tapas
Wild Mushroom Tapas
Authentic Spanish Style Tuna

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Table of Contents Rosemary Olive Tapas 7 Nutty Brie and Bread 10 Spicy Sherry Mushrooms 11 Barcelona Style Almonds 12 Garlic Potatoes 13 Classical Spanish Tomato Tapas 14 Sausage Empanada 15 Fish and Chips in Spain 16 Classic Dijon Potato Tapas 17 Prawn Tapas Spanish Style 20 Flame Broiled Chicken 21 Traditional Tomato Tapas 22 Sevilla 23 Real Spanish Tapas 24 Cilantro Shrimp Tapas 25 Honey Mustard Chicken Breast Girona Style Tapas 26 Yummiest Potato Tapas 27 Fennel and Coriander Olives 29 Orange Blossom Bread Sticks 32

Smoked Spanish Potatoes 33 Avocado and Shrimp Tapas 34 Madrid Inspired Seasoned Asparagus 35 Saucy Red Potatoes 36 Mascarpone and Figs 37 Spanish Fruit Salad 38 Incredible Tapas 39 A Mediterranean Eggplant Tapas 41 Easy Basil Meatball Tapas 44 Authentic Turkey Tapas 45 Eastern Spanish Aioli 46 Raisins and Spinach Tapas 47 Ranch Tortelli 48 Spanish Sweet Patatas Tapas 49 Balsamic Padron 50 Chocolate and Bread Tapas 51 Spiced Nutty Tapas 52 Sardines Spanish Style 53 Simple Bell Pepper Potato Tapas 56 Pepper Parmesan Asparagus 57 Tasty Crab Tapas 58

Mid-Summer Party Tapas 59 Perfect Dinner Party Tapas 60 Goat Cheese Tapas 61 Spicy Pepper Tapas 62 Buttery Triple Sec Shrimp Tapas 63 Wild Mushroom Tapas 64 Authentic Spanish Style Tuna 65

Rosemary

Olive Tapas

Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 12 hrs 10 mins Servings per Recipe: 4 Calories 201.7 Fat 20.5g Cholesterol 0.0mg Sodium 1156.0mg Carbohydrates 6.6g Protein 1.2g

Ingredients 1 pint good green olives (or both mixed) or 1 pint black olives ( or both mixed) 1/4 tsp kosher salt 1/2 tsp black peppercorns 3 bay leaves 3 sprigs fresh rosemary or 3 sprigs fresh thyme 1/2 tsp fennel seed, lightly crushed

4 -5 garlic cloves, cut in half lengthwise 1 pinch dried red pepper flakes (optional) 2 medium lemons, zested 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Directions 1. In a bowl, add all the ingredients and mix till well combined. 2. Transfer into an airtight jar and refrigerate for about 12-24 hours.

Rosemary Olive Tapas

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NUTTY

Brie and Bread

Prep Time: 20 mins Total Time: 25 mins Servings per Recipe: 10 Calories 533.2 Fat 23.1g Cholesterol 25.0mg Sodium 683.4mg Carbohydrates 64.7g Protein 18.4g

Ingredients 1 baguette bread, cut into 20 slices 20 tsp olive oil ½ lb brie cheese

10 tsp honey 20 walnuts

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Set your oven to 300 degrees F before doing anything else. Cut each bread slice with oil evenly. Place 1 Brie cheese slice over each bread slice. Spread honey over each slice evenly and top with walnut halves. Cook in the oven for about 4 minutes 

Nutty Brie and Bread

Spicy

Sherry Mushrooms (Champinones Al Ajillo)

Prep Time: 5 mins Total Time: 10 mins Servings per Recipe: 2 Calories 230.9 Fat 20.7g Cholesterol 0.0mg Sodium 9.5mg Carbohydrates 7.5g Protein 4.1g

Ingredients 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil ( Spanish preferred) 1/2 lb medium mushroom, stemmed, quartered 4 -6 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced 2 -3 tsp fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp dry sherry 1/4 C. vegetable broth 1/2 tsp Spanish paprika

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes salt, to taste fresh ground black pepper, to taste 1 tbsp fresh flat leaf parsley 2 lemon slices

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4.

In a large skillet, heat the oil and sauté the mushrooms for about 1 minute. Add the garlic and sauté for about 1-2 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients except the parsley and lemon slices and simmer for about 2 minutes. Serve with a garnishing of the parsley alongside the lemon slices.

Spicy Sherry Mushrooms

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BARCELONA STYLE

Almonds

Prep Time: 15 mins Total Time: 25 mins Servings per Recipe: 6 Calories 472.4 Fat 41.8g Cholesterol 0.0mg Sodium 1420.4mg Carbohydrates 16.2g Protein 16.0g

Ingredients 1 tbsp coarse salt 1/2 tsp paprika ( Spanish smoked) 1 lb almonds, blanched

1 -3 tbsp olive oil

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4.

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Set your oven to 400 degrees F before doing anything else. In a mortar and pestle or a coffee grinder, grind the salt and paprika till fine. In a cookie sheet, place the almonds and cook in the oven for about 5-10 minutes. Transfer the almonds in a bowl with oil and seasoning and toss to coat.

Barcelona Style Almonds

Garlic

Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 20 mins Servings per Recipe: 4 Calories 184.1 Fat 9.9g Cholesterol 7.6mg Sodium 215.4mg Carbohydrates 22.7g Protein 2.1g

Ingredients 3/4 lb salad potatoes 1/2 C. mayonnaise 3 garlic cloves, mashed to a paste or put through a garlic press

2 tbsp parsley, minced salt

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4.

In a pan of salted water, cook the potato till tender and then drain them. Peel the potatoes and cut into 3/4-inch chunks. In a bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, parsley, garlic and salt. Fold in the potato chunks and serve.

Garlic Potatoes

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CLASSICAL

Spanish Tomato Tapas

Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 12 mins Servings per Recipe: 4 Calories 196.0 Fat 1.2g Cholesterol 0.0mg Sodium 331.4mg Carbohydrates 38.5g Protein 8.0g

Ingredients 4 slices French bread 2 ripe tomatoes, halved 1 garlic clove, finely chopped

2 tbsp Spanish olive oil

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4.

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Set the broiler of your oven. Cook the bread slices under the broiler till golden brown from both sides. Rub each halved tomato over 1 bread slice evenly. Sprinkle with the garlic evenly and serve with a drizzling of the oil. 

Classical Spanish Tomato Tapas

Sausage

Empanada

Prep Time: 20 mins Total Time: 1 hr Servings per Recipe: 1 Calories 83.0 Fat 5.1g Cholesterol 7.5mg Sodium 101.1mg Carbohydrates 8.1g Protein 0.9g

Ingredients 1/2 C. chopped onion 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 link hot linguica sausage, removed the casings and chopped 1/4 C. chopped bell pepper 3/4 tsp smoked paprika 1 small yellow wax chili pepper, seeded and minced

1 small tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1 (15 oz.) packages refrigerated pie crusts 1 egg, beaten

Directions 1. Set your oven to 400 degrees F before doing anything else and line 2 baking sheets with the parchment papers. 2. In a large skillet, heat the oil on medium heat and sauté the onion and garlic for about 10 minutes. 3. Add the remaining ingredients except the egg and pie crust and increase the heat to medium-high heat. 4. Cook for about 5 minutes. 5. Unroll the pie crust and with a 3-inch cutter, cut into circles. 6. Combine the scraps and roll and cut into circles on a lightly floured board. 7. Place about spoonful of meat mixture onto half of each dough circle. 8. With wet fingers, fold over to enclose filling and pinch edges to seal. 9. Arrange onto prepared baking sheets and coat with the beaten egg. 10. Cook in the oven for about 20-25 minutes. Sausage Empanada

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FISH

and Chips in Spain

Prep Time: 13 hrs Total Time: 13 hrs 45 mins Servings per Recipe: 1 Calories 41.4 Fat 0.4g Cholesterol 23.6mg Sodium 669.7mg Carbohydrates 2.3g Protein 6.5g

Ingredients 1 1/4 lbs salt cod fish 5 C. unsalted potatoes ( riced or finely mashed) 1/2 C. finely chopped onion 1/3 C. finely chopped fresh parsley 4 tsp lemon juice

1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp pepper 3 eggs, beaten oil ( for deep frying)

Directions 1. Rinse and soak the cod for about 12 hours or overnight in several changes of cold water, then drain well 2. In a pan of water, add the cod and bring to a boil. 3. Simmer for about 15 minutes and drain well, then keep aside to cool completely. 4. Discard the skin and bones. 5. In a food processor, add the cod and pulse till shredded finely. 6. In a bowl, add the shredded cod and remaining ingredients except the oil and mix till well combined. 7. With a dessert spoon, place a heaping spoon full of cod mixture. 8. With a second dessert spoon place the mixture over the first press and form a rounded oval allowing excess to fall back into the bowl. 9. Arrange onto a large tray and repeat with the remaining mixture. 10. Serve alongside the lemon and olives.

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Fish and Chips in Spain

Classic

Dijon Potato Tapas

Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 1 hr 40 mins Servings per Recipe: 8 Calories 173.5 Fat 3.5g Cholesterol 2.5mg Sodium 101.5mg Carbohydrates 32.9g Protein 3.7g

Ingredients 3 lbs potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1/3 C. mayonnaise 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tbsp fresh thyme, finely chopped

1 tsp black pepper ( freshly ground) 1/4 C. green onion, finely chopped

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

In a pan of water, cook the potatoes till done completely and drain. Keep aside to cool completely. In a bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients except the green onion. Fold in the potatoes and green onion. Refrigerate for about 1 hour. 

Classic Dijon Potato Tapas

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PRAWN

Tapas Spanish Style

Prep Time: 5 mins Total Time: 13 mins Servings per Recipe: 6 Calories 285.0 Fat 11.6g Cholesterol 228.0mg Sodium 230.4mg Carbohydrates 3.7g Protein 30.7g

Ingredients 2 lb raw king prawns, peeled and butterflied 3 tbsp parsley, chopped 1 tsp chili flakes 4 tbsp olive oil

4 -6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 4 -6 tbsp dry sherry

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Set your oven to 400 degrees F before doing anything else. Carefully, slit the prawns lengthwise but don't go all the way through and remove the vein. In 6 small oven proof dishes, divide the prawns, garlic, chili flakes, sherry and olive oil. Cook in the oven for about 8-12 minutes. Serve with a sprinkle of the parsley alongside the crusty bread & lemon wedges.

Prawn Tapas Spanish Style

Flame Broiled Chicken

Prep Time: 30 mins Total Time: 40 mins Servings per Recipe: 1 Calories 123.4 Fat 7.5g Cholesterol 29.3mg Sodium 183.6mg Carbohydrates 5.4g Protein 8.3g

Ingredients 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch pieces 1 C. mayonnaise 1 medium red pepper, finely chopped

1 clove garlic 1 tsp red pepper flakes

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Soak 12 (8-inch) wooden skewers in water for about 30 minutes. Thread the chicken pieces onto presoaked skewers and in shallow baking dish. In a bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients and place over the skewers. Cot the chicken pieces with the marinade and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Set the oven to broiler and arrange oven rack about 4-6-inches from heating element. Remove skewers from the refrigerator and discard the marinade. Arrange the skewers on the rack of a broiler pan. Cook under the broiler for about 10 minutes, flipping occasionally.

Flame Broiled Chicken

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TRADITIONAL

Tomato Tapas (Tomates Rellenos)

Prep Time: 30 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings per Recipe: 6 Calories 53.3 Fat 2.6g Cholesterol 105.7mg Sodium 39.9mg Carbohydrates 3.8g Protein 3.9g

Ingredients 6 small tomatoes 3 eggs, hard-boiled, mashed 4 tbsp aioli salt, pepper

1 tbsp parsley, chopped olive oil

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Cut the tops off the tomatoes. Remove the core and seeds of the tomatoes with a spoon. In a bowl, mix together the parsley, eggs, aioli, salt and black pepper. Stuff the tomatoes with the parsley mixture and cover with the top slice. Drizzle with some olive oil and sprinkle with the black pepper.

Traditional Tomato Tapas

Sevilla

Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 10 mins Servings per Recipe: 6 Calories 59.2 Fat 4.7g Cholesterol 0.0mg Sodium 174.8mg Carbohydrates 4.3g Protein 0.9g

Ingredients 1 lb plum tomato, cored seeded and cut into small dice ( ripe) 1/2 red onion, diced 1/4 C. capers, drained ( tiny)

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1/4 tsp black pepper, coarsely ground 2 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped

Directions 1. In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients. 2. Keep aside for about 1 hour before serving.

Sevilla

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REAL

Spanish Tapas

Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins Servings per Recipe: 16 Calories 90.9 Fat 4.5g Cholesterol 79.3mg Sodium 30.0mg Carbohydrates 9.5g Protein 3.5g

Ingredients 3 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced 3 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 large red peppers, quartered, seeded and thinly sliced

6 large eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 tsp dried crushed red pepper flakes 1/4 C. flat leaf parsley, chopped

Directions 1. Set your oven to degrees 400 F before doing anything else. 2. In a large skillet, heat 2 tbsp of the oil on medium heat and cook the potatoes and onion for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. 3. Add peppers and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes. 4. Transfer the mixture into a bowl and keep aside for about 5 minutes. 5. Stir in the eggs, parsley and chili flakes and keep aside for about 5 minutes. 6. Place a 20cm square tin in the oven to heat for about 5 minutes. 7. Remove the tin from the oven and coat with the oil. 8. Place the egg mixture in the oven and cook in the oven for about 15-20 minutes. 9. Remove from the oven and keep aside for about 5 minutes. 10. Cut into desired sized squares and serve.

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Real Spanish Tapas

Cilantro

Shrimp Tapas

Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 15 mins Servings per Recipe: 4 Calories 935.4 Fat 19.3g Cholesterol 119.5mg Sodium 2126.8mg Carbohydrates 147.0g Protein 43.3g

Ingredients 1/4 C. extra virgin olive oil 3 canned jalapeno peppers, minced 3 garlic cloves, chopped 8 oz. fresh cooked shrimp, coarsely chopped 3 tbsp cilantro, chopped 1/2 tsp paprika

salt 16 slices baguette

Directions 1. In a large skillet, heat the oil and sauté the garlic and jalapeño for about 1 minute. 2. Add the shrimp and cook for about 2 minutes. 3. Stir in the cilantro, paprika and salt and cook till heated through.

Cilantro Shrimp Tapas

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HONEY

Mustard Chicken Breast Girona Style Tapas

Prep Time: 20 mins Total Time: 40 mins Servings per Recipe: 8 Calories 261.0 Fat 15.3g Cholesterol 104.5mg Sodium 125.0mg Carbohydrates 17.7g Protein 13.9g

Ingredients 3 chicken breasts, cut in to bite sized pieces 3 eggs flour, sufficient to coat the chicken pieces 5 tbsp olive oil salt & freshly ground black pepper HONEY MUSTARD SAUCE:

1/2 C. honey 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp soy sauce

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

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In a bowl, mix together the chicken and eggs. Add the flour and mix till well combined. In a large skillet, heat the oil and fry the chicken till golden from all the sides. Remove from the heat and season with the salt and black pepper. For sauce in a bowl, mix together all the ingredients. Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve.

Honey Mustard Chicken Breast Girona Style Tapas

Yummiest

Potato Tapas

Prep Time: 1 hr Total Time: 1 hr Servings per Recipe: 8 Calories 190.8 Fat 12.1g Cholesterol 139.5mg Sodium 81.3mg Carbohydrates 14.5g Protein 6.3g

Ingredients 2 large onions, chopped finely 5 tbsp olive oil 3 baking potatoes, like russets, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes 1/4 tsp saffron thread 1/4 C. chicken broth 6 large eggs

1/2 C. thinly sliced scallion top salt & freshly ground black pepper

Directions 1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tbsp of the oil on medium heat and sauté the onion for about 20 minutes. 2. Remove from the heat and keep aside to cool completely. 3. In a pan of salted boiling water, coo the potatoes for about 8 minutes. 4. Drain well and keep aside to cool, then place into the bowl of the onion. 5. In a small bowl, crumble the saffron threads. 6. In a small pan heat the broth till hot. 7. Pour the hot broth over the saffron and keep aside for about 5 minutes. 8. In a large bowl, add the eggs, scallion greens, saffron mixture, salt and pepper and beat well. 9. Fold in the onion and potato mixture. 10. In skillet, heat remaining 3 tbsp of the oil on medium-high heat and add the egg mixture, spreading potatoes evenly. 11. Reduce the heat to medium and cook the omelet for about 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Yummiest Potato Tapas

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12. Shift the skillet so that 1/4 of omelet is directly over center of burner and cook for about 1 minute. 13. Shift the skillet 3 more times, cooking remaining fourths in the same way. 14. Center the skillet and cook omelet over low heat for about 4 minutes more. 15. Carefully, invert the omelet into the skillet. and cook for about 4 minutes.

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Fennel

and Coriander Olives

Prep Time: 5 mins Total Time: 10 mins Servings per Recipe: 8 Calories 94.8 Fat 8.9g Cholesterol 0.0mg Sodium 884.3mg Carbohydrates 4.7g Protein 0.9g

Ingredients 1 lb green olives 6 garlic cloves, sliced 1 tbsp crushed coriander seed 1 tbsp crushed fennel seed 6 fresh thyme sprigs 4 rosemary sprigs

1 orange, zest of 1 orange, juice of olive oil

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4.

In a bowl, add all the ingredients except the olive oil and transfer into a jar. Add enough oil that covers the olives. Cover the jar and shake well. Keep in room temperature for about 6 days. 

Fennel and Coriander Olives

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ORANGE

Blossom Bread Sticks

Prep Time: 5 mins Total Time: 5 mins Servings per Recipe: 8 Calories 261.0 Fat 15.3g Cholesterol 104.5mg Sodium 125.0mg Carbohydrates 17.7g Protein 13.9g

Ingredients 1 (8 oz.) packets breadsticks 3 oz. orange blossom honey

4 oz. serrano ham, in thin slices

Directions 1. Coat the tips of bread sticks in the honey and then drain. 2. Wrap the ham slices around the bread sticks.

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Orange Blossom Bread Sticks

Smoked

Spanish Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 40 mins Servings per Recipe: 2 Calories 375.8 Fat 7.8g Cholesterol 5.7mg Sodium 181.5mg Carbohydrates 70.8g Protein 7.9g

Ingredients 2 large potatoes, peeled 3 tbsp mayonnaise 1 large garlic clove, crushed 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

1/2 tsp Spanish smoked hot paprika

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4.

In a pan of salted water, cook the potatoes for about 20 minutes. Drain well and keep aside to cool completely, then chop them. In a bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients. Fold in the potatoes and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

Smoked Spanish Potatoes

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AVOCADO

and Shrimp Tapas

Prep Time: 25 mins Total Time: 25 mins Servings per Recipe: 4 Calories 733.2 Fat 67.7g Cholesterol 191.4mg Sodium 669.2mg Carbohydrates 17.9g Protein 19.8g

Ingredients 3 large avocados, peeled and pitted 1 lb shrimp, cooked 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 green onion, chopped finely 1 garlic clove, chopped salt

5 oz. whipping cream, unsweetened 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil OPTIONAL shredded lettuce

Directions 1. Sprinkle the shrimp with the salt and black pepper. 2. In a skillet, heat the oil and fry briefly. 3. In a bowl, add the avocado, garlic, green onion, whipping cream and olive oil and mash well, then stir in the salt. 4. In the bottom of a cocktail dish, place the shredded lettuce. 5. Top with the shrimp, followed by the avocado mixture.

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Avocado and Shrimp Tapas

Madrid Inspired Seasoned Asparagus

Prep Time: 20 mins Total Time: 20 mins Servings per Recipe: 4 Calories 326.7 Fat 30.5g Cholesterol 152.0mg Sodium 61.9mg Carbohydrates 11.8g Protein 5.8g

Ingredients 1 (15 oz.) cans white asparagus ( or green) SAUCE 2 large egg yolks, hard-boiled 1 raw egg yolk 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tbsp orange juice 1 pinch salt, and pepper

1/2 C. olive oil 1 egg white 1 orange, sliced 1 lemon, sliced

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

In a bowl, chop the hard-boiled egg yolks and mix with the raw egg yolk. Add the orange juice, lemon juice, salt and pepper and mix well. Slowly, add the olive oil, beating till well combined. In a bowl, add the egg white and beat till stiff. Fold the egg whites into the sauce. Place the asparagus on a serving dish and top with the sauce. Serve with a toping of the orange and lemon slices.

Madrid Inspired Seasoned Asparagus

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SAUCY

Red Potatoes

Prep Time: 15 mins Total Time: 55 mins Servings per Recipe: 1 Calories 184.6 Fat 11.5g Cholesterol 0.0mg Sodium 154.4mg Carbohydrates 19.4g Protein 2.2g

Ingredients SPICY TOMATO SAUCE 1 tbsp olive oil 1 C. chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 (14 1/2 oz.) cans diced tomatoes 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

POTATOES 1/4 C. olive oil 1 lb red potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes sea salt

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

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Set your oven to 400 degrees F before doing anything else. In a small pan, heat the oil on medium heat and sauté the onion and garlic for about 10 minutes. Stir in the red pepper flakes and tomatoes and simmer, covered for about 20 minutes. In a skillet, heat the oil on medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally till golden brown. Transfer the potato slices onto a paper towel lined plate to drain. Transfer the potatoes onto a baking sheet and cook in the oven for about 10 minutes. Serve immediately with a sprinkling of the salt alongside the tomato sauce.

Saucy Red Potatoes

Mascarpone and Figs

Prep Time: 5 mins Total Time: 5 mins Servings per Recipe: 2 Calories 55.5 Fat 0.2g Cholesterol 0.0mg Sodium 78.2mg Carbohydrates 14.3g Protein 0.5g

Ingredients 3 fresh figs, halved 3 tsp mascarpone cheese 1/2 tbsp agave syrup ( may substitute honey)

1 pinch salt 1 pinch nutmeg (optional)

Directions 1. Place about 1/2 tsp of the cheese over each fig half. 2. Drizzle with the honey evenly and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and nutmeg. 

Mascarpone and Figs

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SPANISH

Fruit Salad

Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 10 mins Servings per Recipe: 2 Calories 397.4 Fat 13.2g Cholesterol 0.0mg Sodium 34.9mg Carbohydrates 67.6g Protein 8.5g

Ingredients 1 granny smith apple, peeled, diced 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 scallions, chopped 3 -4 tbsp golden raisins 2 medium potatoes, cooked, peeled, chopped 1 celery, chopped

1/3 C. walnuts 8 oz. mayonnaise salt, pepper 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped

Directions 1. In a bowl, toss together the apples and lemon juice. 2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. 3. Serve with a sprinkling of the cilantro.

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Spanish Fruit Salad

Incredible Tapas

Prep Time: 15 mins Total Time: 35 mins Servings per Recipe: 10 Calories 236.4 Fat 5.8g Cholesterol 0.0mg Sodium 244.0mg Carbohydrates 40.1g Protein 5.9g

Ingredients 1 lb white flour, sifted 1 tsp easy-blend dried yeast 1 tsp salt 2 tbsps chopped fresh parsley 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tbsp olive oil vegetable oil ( for frying) FOR THE SALSA 6 hot red chili peppers, seeded and rough chopped

1 onion, rough chopped 2 garlic cloves, quartered 1 inch gingerroot, rough chopped 1 lb tomatoes, rough chopped 2 tbsp olive oil 1 pinch sugar salt & freshly ground black pepper

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

In a bowl, mix together the flour, yeast and salt. Add the garlic, parsley, oil and enough water and mix till a firm dough forms. Place onto lightly floured surface and knead about for 10 minutes. Transfer the dough into a bowl and cover with a cling film. Keep aside for about 1 hour. Meanwhile for salsa, in a food processor, add all the ingredients except the sugar, salt and black pepper and pulse till smooth. 7. In a pan, strain the salsa mixture through a fine sieve. 8. Simmer for about 15 minutes. 9. Make about 40 equal sized balls from the dough. Incredible Tapas

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10. In a deep fryer, heat the vegetable oil and shallow fry the balls for about 4-5 minutes. 11. Transfer the balls onto paper towel lined plate to drain. 12. Serve immediately alongside the salsa.

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A Mediterranean

Eggplant Tapas

Prep Time: 3 mins Total Time: 40 mins Servings per Recipe: 4 Calories 277.4 Fat 12.1g Cholesterol 0.0mg Sodium 579.6mg Carbohydrates 37.3g Protein 8.4g

Ingredients 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1/2 Spanish onion, diced 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tbsp smoked paprika 2 C. eggplants 1 (15 oz.) cans chickpeas 1 (15 oz.) cans tomatoes with juice

1 C. frozen spinach 1 C. manchego cheese, or feta, crumbled

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4.

Set your oven to 375 degrees F before doing anything else and line a baking sheet with foil paper. In a bowl, add the eggplant, 2 tbsp of the oil, salt and black pepper and toss to coat well. Transfer the eggplant into the prepared baking sheet and cook in the oven for about 30 minutes. In a large skillet, heat the remaining oil on medium heat and sauté the onion, garlic and paprika for about 1 minute. 5. Stir in the tomatoes and chickpeas and bring to a boil. 6. Simmer for about 5 minutes. 7. Stir in the eggplant, spinach and cheese and simmer till hated completely.

A Mediterranean Eggplant Tapas

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EASY

Basil Meatball Tapas

Prep Time: 2 mins Total Time: 6 hrs 2 mins Servings per Recipe: 8 Calories 10.8 Fat 0.0g Cholesterol 0.0mg Sodium 163.5mg Carbohydrates 2.6g Protein 0.4g

Ingredients 1 lb about 4 servings frozen meatballs 2 tbsp fresh basil, torn into large pieces 1 tbsp fresh rosemary

1 tsp fresh thyme 2 C. tomato juice

Directions 1. In a crock pot, add all the ingredients. 2. Set the crock pot o Low and cook, covered for about 6-8 hours. 3. Serve with the toothpicks.

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Easy Basil Meatball Tapas

Authentic

Turkey Tapas

Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 12 hrs 10 mins Servings per Recipe: 6 Calories 115.7 Fat 2.0g Cholesterol 46.9mg Sodium 65.2mg Carbohydrates 4.1g Protein 19.8g

Ingredients 1 lb turkey tenderloins, cut into 3/4-inch medallions 2 tsp olive oil 1 (6 oz.) jars marinated artichoke hearts, drained, halved, juice reserved 1 -2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1/4 tsp dried oregano 1/8-1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

1 large garlic clove, minced 6 -8 cherry tomatoes, halved

Directions 1. In a large skillet, heat the oil on medium heat and sauté the turkey for about 4 minutes from the both sides. 2. In a bowl, mix together the garlic, artichoke juice, vinegar, oregano and red pepper flakes. 3. Fold in the turkey and artichokes and refrigerate, covered for overnight. 4. Fold in the tomatoes just before the serving.

Authentic Turkey Tapas

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EASTERN

Spanish Aioli

Prep Time: 5 mins Total Time: 5 mins Servings per Recipe: 1 Calories 44.1 Fat 3.6g Cholesterol 2.8mg Sodium 78.4mg Carbohydrates 2.9g Protein 0.1g

Ingredients 3/4 C. mayonnaise 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary

Directions 1. In a bowl, add all the ingredients and beat well. 2. Refrigerate, covered before serving.

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Eastern Spanish Aioli

Raisins

and Spinach Tapas

Prep Time: 4 mins Total Time: 10 mins Servings per Recipe: 2 Calories 581.4 Fat 37.2g Cholesterol 0.0mg Sodium 109.7mg Carbohydrates 41.7g Protein 9.5g

Ingredients 1/2 C. raisins, soaked for about 3 minutes and drained 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 C. pine nuts, toasted in a dry skillet 2 garlic cloves, sliced 3 tbsp dry sherry 8 oz. fresh spinach (about 2 C.) 1 pinch sweet paprika

sea salt black pepper

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

In a large skillet, heat the oil and sauté the pine nuts and garlic for about 1 minute. Stir in the sherry and boil for about 1 minute. Add the spinach and paprika and toss to coat well. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and immediately, stir in the raisins, salt and pepper. 

Raisins and Spinach Tapas

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RANCH

Tortelli

Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings per Recipe: 8 Calories 816.4 Fat 61.8g Cholesterol 581.8mg Sodium 52.6g Carbohydrates 14.4g Protein 816.4

Ingredients 2 (9 oz.) packages refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini 1 (24 oz.) bottles peppercorn ranch dressing, divided 1 -2 tbsp onion powder 1 -2 tbsp garlic powder 1/2 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes 2 large eggs 2 C. fine dry breadcrumbs 3/4-1 C. mild chunky salsa

3/4-1 C. chopped fresh cilantro 2 C. vegetable oil, for frying GARNISH fresh cilantro stem

Directions 1. Cook the tortellini according to package's directions, then drain and cool. 2. In a large bowl, add the 2 C. of the dressing, eggs, garlic powder, onion powder and red pepper flakes and beat till well combined. 3. Stir in the tortellini and keep aside for about 10 minutes. 4. Now, coat the tortellini in breadcrumbs and arrange on the baking sheet. 5. Refrigerate to chill for at least 1 hour. 6. In a bowl, mix together the salsa, cilantro and remaining dressing. 7. In a Dutch oven, heat the oil to 375 degrees F and fry the tortellini in batches till golden brown. 8. Transfer the tortellini onto a paper towel lined plate to drain. 9. Serve with a garnishing of the cilantro.

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Ranch Tortelli

Spanish

Sweet Patatas Tapas

Prep Time: 15 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings per Recipe: 4 Calories 384.3 Fat 8.1g Cholesterol 211.5mg Sodium 442.6mg Carbohydrates 60.3g Protein 16.6g

Ingredients 1.5 lbs baby new potatoes, unpeeled 4 garlic cloves, unpeeled and smashed 1 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, thinly sliced 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 tsp paprika 1 lb chopped fresh tomatoes

1 tsp dark brown sugar 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley salt fresh ground black pepper

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

In a clean tea towel, place the baby potatoes and hit with a wooden mallet to crack them lightly. In a large skillet, heat the oil and sauté the potatoes, onion and garlic for about 10-12 minutes. Add the tomatoes, brown sugar, chili flakes, paprika salt and pepper. Simmer, covered for about 15 minutes. Stir in the parsley and serve warm.

Spanish Sweet Patatas Tapas

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BALSAMIC

Padron

Prep Time: 5 mins Total Time: 10 mins Servings per Recipe: 4 Calories 358.8 Fat 28.0g Cholesterol 0.0mg Sodium 18.5mg Carbohydrates 27.8g Protein 5.1g

Ingredients 20 -40 padron bell peppers 1/2 C. extra virgin olive oil 1 -3 garlic clove, fresh, finely minced

sea salt ( to your taste) balsamic vinegar ( to your taste)

Directions 1. In a large skillet, heat the oil on medium-high heat and sauté the peppers for about 3 minutes. 2. Transfer the peppers onto a paper towel lined plate to drain and drizzle with the vinegar. 3. Serve with a sprinkling of the garlic, red peppers and salt.

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Balsamic Padron

Chocolate

and Bread Tapas

Prep Time: 5 mins Total Time: 10 mins Servings per Recipe: 4 Calories 527.9 Fat 14.9g Cholesterol 0.0mg Sodium 974.6mg Carbohydrates 83.0g Protein 14.0g

Ingredients 10 slices baguette ( 3/8 inch thick) 3 oz. Swiss bittersweet chocolate 3 -4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

coarse salt, to taste

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Set your oven to the broiler. Cook the bread slices under the broiler till toasted completely. Now, set the oven to 350 degrees F. Drizzle the slices with the oil and sprinkle with a little salt evenly. Top each slice with the chocolate and cook in the oven till it melts completely.

Chocolate and Bread Tapas

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SPICED

Nutty Tapas (Almendras Saladas)

Prep Time: 5 mins Total Time: 5 mins Servings per Recipe: 4 Calories 428.5 Fat 38.1g Cholesterol 0.0mg Sodium 595.3mg Carbohydrates 13.6g Protein 15.5g

Ingredients 2 C. blanched almonds 1 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp Spanish sweet paprika

olive oil, for frying

Directions 1. In a pan, add about 1-inch oil to 300 degrees F and fry the almonds till golden. 2. Transfer the almonds onto paper towel lined plate to drain. 3. Sprinkle with the paprika and salt.

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Spiced Nutty Tapas

Sardines

Spanish Style

Prep Time: 5 mins Total Time: 10 mins Servings per Recipe: 4 Calories 415.9 Fat 36.7g Cholesterol 120.9mg Sodium 430.8mg Carbohydrates 0.0g Protein 20.9g

Ingredients 1/2 C. extra virgin olive oil self-rising flour 3/4 lb fresh sardine

salt lemon wedge ( to garnish)

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4.

Toss the sardines into the flour evenly. In a skillet, heat the oil and cook the sardines till cooked completely. Transfer the sardines onto paper towel lined plate to drain. Serve with a sprinkling of the salt and serve alongside the lemon wedges.

Sardines Spanish Style

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SIMPLE

Bell Pepper Potato Tapas

Prep Time: 30 mins Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins Servings per Recipe: 1 Calories 16.6 Fat 0.9g Cholesterol 20.6mg Sodium 9.9mg Carbohydrates 1.1g Protein 0.8g

Ingredients olive oil 1 large garlic clove, minced 4 scallions, white and green parts finely chopped 1 green bell pepper, seeded and finely diced 1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely diced 6 oz. potatoes, boiled, peeled and diced 5 large eggs

1/2 C. sour cream 6 oz. freshly grated Spanish Roncal cheese, or muenster 3 tbsp fresh chives, snipped salt and pepper, to taste

Directions 1. Set your oven to 375 degrees F before doing anything else and line a 10x7-inch baking sheet with a greased foil paper. 2. In a large skillet, heat a little oil on medium heat and sauté the peppers, scallions and garlic for about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and keep aside to cool, then stir in the potato. 3. In a large bowl, add the eggs, sour cream, cheese and chives and beat well. 4. Add the potato mixture, salt and black pepper and gently stir to combine. 5. Transfer the mixture into the prepared baking sheet and with a spatula, smooth the top. 6. Cook in the oven for about 30-40 minutes. 7. Remove from the oven and keep aside to cool. 8. Remove the foil paper and invert the side and cook under the broiler till dry out. 9. Remove from the oven and keep aside to cool completely. 10. Cut into 48 equal sized squares and serve with the wooden toothpicks. 56

Simple Bell Pepper Potato Tapas

Pepper

Parmesan Asparagus

Prep Time: 15 mins Total Time: 35 mins Servings per Recipe: 4 Calories 602.4 Fat 9.5g Cholesterol 0.0mg Sodium 1464.2mg Carbohydrates 109.5g Protein 20.3g

Ingredients 2 large red bell peppers, cored, seeded and chopped roughly 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp raspberry vinegar 1 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh basil 1/2 tsp salt

fresh ground pepper 1 lb fresh asparagus, trimmed 1 sourdough bread or 1 French baguette, loaf sliced julienne strips bell pepper snipped fresh basil shaved parmesan cheese

Directions 1. In a large skillet, heat the oil on medium heat and sauté the bell peppers and garlic for about 15 minutes. 2. Remove from the heat and keep aside to cool slightly. 3. In a food processor, add the bell pepper mixture and pulse till smooth. 4. Stir in the basil, vinegar, salt and pepper. 5. In a pan of salted boiling water, cook the asparagus for about 4-5 minutes and drain well. 6. Place the red pepper sauce on a platter and top with the asparagus. 7. Serve with a garnishing of the bell pepper, basil and Parmesan alongside the baguette slices.

Pepper Parmesan Asparagus

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TASTY

Crab Tapas

Prep Time: 5 mins Total Time: 40 mins Servings per Recipe: 6 Calories 92.0 Fat 9.1g Cholesterol 0.0mg Sodium 2.3mg Carbohydrates 2.7g Protein 0.5g

Ingredients 1/4 C. olive oil 2 tbsp garlic, finely chopped 1/4 onion, finely chopped 1/2 C. prosciutto ham 1 C. tomatoes, chopped

2 C. crabmeat, cooked 2 tbsp oregano, finely chopped salt and pepper

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Heat oil in pan, and brown the garlic and onion. Add Prosciutto and tomatoes, and cook until a thick paste. Stir in crabmeat, oregano, salt and pepper to taste. Cook until crab is heated thoroughly. Serve with Italian bread.

Tasty Crab Tapas

Mid-Summer

Party Tapas

Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 15 mins Servings per Recipe: 1 Calories 1325.3 Fat 74.9g Cholesterol 94.4mg Sodium 3475.5mg1 Carbohydrates 118.7g Protein 52.8g

Ingredients 25 saltine crackers 1/3 C. bread and butter pickles 3 slices American cheese, quartered 2 slices Swiss cheese, quartered 1 slice bologna, thick-sliced 8 green olives, stuffed with pimientos 1 celery rib, cut into three pieces 1 carrot, peeled and cut into 3 pieces

3 tbsp peanut butter 1 C. tortilla chips, white 4 fresh mushrooms 1/3 C. salsa 1/3 C. sauerkraut, cold 1 chicken drumstick, fried, cold (optional)

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Place the olives and pickles onto a paper towel in the platter. Create a tic-tac-toe cut on the bologna slice and arrange in the platter. Place the cheese slices onto a wax paper in the platter. Spread the peanut butter on the celery rib pieces and lay place on the platter. In 2 small ramekins, place the sauerkraut and the salsa and arrange them on the platter along with a spoon. 6. Trim the mushroom stems at the bottom and then cut them in half. 7. Place the mushrooms on the platter with the remaining ingredients.

Mid-Summer Party Tapas

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PERFECT

Dinner Party Tapas

Prep Time: 5 mins Total Time: 12 mins Servings per Recipe: 8 Calories 82.2 Fat 5.9g Cholesterol 16.1mg Sodium 13.5mg Carbohydrates 3.3g Protein 3.6g

Ingredients ¼ lb tender lamb fillets, cut into 1cm rounds 1 tsp English mustard 1 tbsps light muscovado sugar

salt & freshly ground black pepper

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4.

Set your grill for high heat and grease the grill grate. Season the lamb with the salt and pepper generously. Cook the lamb pieces on the grill till browned completely from all the sides. Remove the lamb from the grill and place the mustard over each piece, followed by the sprinkling of the sugar evenly. 5. Cook the lamb pieces on the grill for about 23 minutes more.

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Perfect Dinner Party Tapas

Goat Cheese Tapas

Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 40 mins Servings per Recipe: 4 Calories 410.4 Fat 34.8g Cholesterol 50.5mg Sodium 714.0mg Carbohydrates 8.7g Protein 16.8g

Ingredients 2 large red bell peppers, quartered and seeded 4 large slice prosciutto ½ lb goat cheese 1 bunch basil 1 tbsp cracked black pepper 1/4 C. olive oil 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 garlic clove, crushed 1/2 C. parmesan cheese 1/2 C. chopped green olives

Directions 1. Set your oven to 400 degrees F before doing anything else and line a baking sheet with baking paper. 2. In a large bowl, mix together the vinegar, oil and garlic. 3. Add the bell peppers and toss to coat. 4. Cook the bell peppers onto a griddle. 5. Transfer the bell peppers onto a paper towel lined plate to drain. 6. Now, arrange the bell pepper pieces onto the prepared baking sheet, outer side down. 7. Place eight basil leaves in the hollow of each bell pepper piece, followed by a thick slice of goat cheese. 8. Wrap half pieces of the bell peppers with the prosciutto and secure with a toothpick. 9. Sprinkle green olives over the remaining bell pepper pieces and top with the Parmesan cheese. 10. Cook in the oven for about 15-20 minutes. Goat Cheese Tapas

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SPICY

Pepper Tapas

Prep Time: 30 mins Total Time: 2 hrs Servings per Recipe: 6 Calories 51.7 Fat 4.6g Cholesterol 0.0mg Sodium 1.0mg Carbohydrates 2.7g Protein 0.4g

Ingredients 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tsp fresh oregano, chopped or 1/2 tsp dried oregano 2 tbsp olive oil

2 red bell peppers

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4.

Set your oven to the broiler and arrange oven rack about 4-inches from heating element. Cover the broiler pan with a foil paper while heating. Arrange the peppers over the hot foil paper and cook under the broiler for about 15-20 minutes. Immediately, transfer the peppers into a brown paper bag and roll top of the bag down and then keep aside for about 5 minutes. 5. Peel the peppers by cutting around the stem and twisting it. 6. Rinse the peppers under the cold water and discard the seeds. 7. Cut the pepper into 1/4-inch strips lengthwise. 8. Transfer the peppers into a jar with the oregano, garlic and oil. 9. Close the lid tightly and shake well and keep aside to marinate for about 1 hour. 10. These peppers can be kept in the refrigerator for about 1 week.

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Spicy Pepper Tapas

Buttery

Triple Sec Shrimp Tapas

Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 20 mins Servings per Recipe: 1 Calories 44.6 Fat 3.0g Cholesterol 39.8mg Sodium 130.7mg Carbohydrates 0.5g Protein 3.6g

Ingredients 2 tbsp butter 1 tsp flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp paprika 2 garlic cloves, minced 24 large peeled and deveined shrimp 1/2 C. triple sec

2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley crushed red pepper flakes (optional) lime wedge

Directions 1. In a large skillet, melt the butter on medium-high heat and sauté the flour, garlic, paprika and salt for about 2 minutes. 2. Add the shrimp and triple sec and sauté for about 5 minutes. 3. Stir in the parsley and chili flakes and serve with a garnishing of the lime wedges.

Buttery Triple Sec Shrimp Tapas

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WILD

Mushroom Tapas

Prep Time: 5 mins Total Time: 20 mins Servings per Recipe: 2 Calories 243.1 Fat 21.1g Cholesterol 0.0mg Sodium 13.9mg Carbohydrates 10.1g Protein 8.1g

Ingredients 4 garlic cloves, sliced roughly 3 tbsp olive oil 1 lb wild mushroom, sliced 1/8 tsp white wine 3 sticks parsley

salt pepper

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4.

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In a large skillet, heat the oil on medium heat and sauté the garlic till slightly golden. Stir in the mushrooms and stir fry for about 5 minutes. Stir in the wine on medium heat and cook for about 5-10 minutes. Stir in the parsley and serve immediately.

Wild Mushroom Tapas

Authentic

Spanish Style Tuna

Prep Time: 20 mins Total Time: 20 mins Servings per Recipe: 4 Calories 294 kcal Fat 18.2 g Cholesterol 11g Sodium 23.9 g Carbohydrates 27 mg Protein 154 mg

Ingredients 1 (12 oz.) can solid white tuna packed in water, drained 1 tbsp mayonnaise 3 green onions, thinly sliced, plus additional for garnish 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped 1 dash balsamic vinegar

black pepper to taste 1 pinch garlic salt 2 ripe avocados, halved and pitted

Directions 1. In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients except the avocado. 2. Fill the avocado halves with the tuna mixture evenly. 3. Serve with a garnishing of the green onions.

Authentic Spanish Style Tuna

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