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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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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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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eggplant beignets

Berenjenas rebozadas, eggplant beignets

Berenjenas rebozadas or eggplant beignets are a vegetarian tapa consisting of eggplant or aubergine slices coated in flour and beaten egg, then fried in olive oil to make the tastiest vegetable beigne…

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Pork hash or picadillo recipe

Picadillo, Spanish pork hash

Spanish pork hash or picadillo basically consist of chopped pork meat seasoned with Spanish smoked paprika (pimentón), garlic, salt, oregano and olive oil. It is eaten all over the country but especia…

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Pescaíto frito, fried fish

Pescaíto frito, fritura de pescado or fried fish is a tapa typical in all Andalusia (though not only) consisting of small-size fish coated in flour and fried in olive oil to crispy perfection. Fish ha…

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