On a mission to conquer the world, one tapa at a time

papas aliñás, potato salad

Papas aliñás, potato salad

Papas aliñás or potato salad is a traditional tapa all over Andalucia, although it is in Cadiz where it is most popular. New potatoes, boiled to perfection and dressed with tender spring onion, fresh …

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Grilled pork ears recipe

Oreja a la plancha, grilled pork ear

Grilled pork ear or oreja a la plancha is a very simple recipe that consists of grilling pig’s ears with garlic and parsley. You can also marinate them with wine and pimentón —Spanish smoked pap…

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pickled mackerel escabeche

Caballa en escabeche, pickled mackerel

These caballas en escabeche or pickled mackerel are an example of an ancient food preservation technique that is no longer needed because fridges are used for this purpose, but it is still prepared be…

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banderillas or pickles on skewers

Banderillas, pickles on skewers

Banderillas or pickles on skewers are one of the most popular, tradicional and classic tapas of Spain. They take their name from the Spanish bullfighter’s spear. You’ll find them accompany…

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Salpicón de marisco, seafood salad

Salpicón de marisco or seafood salad, this is a very fresh tapa made with seafood such as octopus, mussels and prawns accompanied by vegetables of our choice. In our case we will use green and red pep…

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Russian salad Salamanca style tapa, Palomas recipe

Palomas, Russian salad Salamanca style tapa

  Russian salad Salamanca style tapa or Paloma —known also as palomita—, which literally translates as pigeon, is a well-known tapa from the famous city of Salamanca. You will just need to make a Russ…

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stuffed artichokes

Alcachofas rellenas, stuffed artichokes

Alcachofas rellenas or stuffed artichokes are representative of the wide variety of vegetable dishes and tapas, part of the wonderful Mediterranean diet. In this recipe artichokes are very simply cook…

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Croquetas de puerro, leek croquettes

Croquetas de puerro or leek croquettes are fritters made with béchamel sauce seasoned with chopped ingredients, leek in this case, that are then coated in egg, breadcrumbs and deep-fried. They’r…

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