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Tapas Night

By Noblenourishment @NobleNourish

It always surprises folk when they learn a grubber like me has never been to a Tapas Restaurant. I scour the menus online and everything looks tasty enough, but I’ve yet to set foot in one. I suppose I’ve always imagined the dishes to be too meagre; the lure of a larger meal has always swung it for me!

 

I’ve had Patatas Bravas on my “To Do” list for a good while now, so when my brother had a Tapas Night at his home recently, I offered to make and bring some along.

:D

 

I used this recipe (I know… I’m aware there are other food websites out there: it’s a website addiction, I tell ye!). The only deviation was using normal paprika instead of the sweet variety. Smoked paprika would be good too, I think.

 

Oh, and I used chilli flakes as opposed to chilli powder. Careful with those flakes… they sting the nostrils!

 

Naturally, I doubled the amount, cos we’re all gannets!

:D

 

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I made sure to get all my peeling and chopping done in advance. Preparation makes the rest of it go smoothly

:)

 

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I fried my onions for a few minutes, then added garlic, tomatoes, purée, paprika, chilli flakes, and sugar.

 

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I seasoned then left to simmer for 10 minutes. You can make this up to 24 hours ahead. I made it about 5 hours ahead, but see nothing wrong with making it for immediate eating!

 

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I preheated the oven to 200 degrees and drizzled my diced totties with some olive oil, salt & paprika. I roasted for 1 hour, and tried not to eat them all.

 

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The sauce was reheated then poured over the potatoes. My humble dish joined this mammoth bunch of tapas delights:

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Tapas Night

 

Here’s a list of all the other Tapas delights, made by the Lovely Lindsay!

  • Spanish Meatballs
  • Chorizo in Red Wine (to die for)
  • Chicken with Peppers
  • Paella
  • Garlic Mushrooms
  • Chilli Prawns
  • Frittata

Impressive!

:D

I can happily ignore my earlier perception of Tapas food being meagre: we were all full to the brim!

What’s your favorite Tapas dishes?

Have a lovely week

:D
x


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