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Spanish-Style Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo)

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 11 comments

Juicy, tender shrimp packed with layered garlic flavor and plenty of olive oil makes the perfect Spanish-style snack. More

Pan con Tomate (Spanish-style Toast with Tomato)

Serious Eats Marvin Gapultos 4 comments

After toasting olive oil-brushed baguette slices under the broiler, I rub the crisp bread with fresh garlic, then spoon on a mixture of tomato and serrano chile that were grated on a box grater. A drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of sea salt are nice finishing touches for this simple Spanish tapas dish. More

Anchovy, Red Pepper, and Manchego Pintxos

Serious Eats Marvin Gapultos Post a comment

Anchovy fillets, roasted red peppers, and Manchego cheese are spiked onto a garlic-rubbed baguette round and quickly toasted under the broiler. A drizzle of sherry vinegar right before serving provides some sharp acidity to cut through the saltiness of the anchovy, and nuttiness of the cheese. Salty, tangy, and crisp, these pintxos are great pre-cursors to a glass of wine or beer. More

Mushroom and Crushed Egg Tapas (Tapas de Setas con Huevo)

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt Post a comment

[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] About the author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the Chief Creative Officer of Serious Eats where he likes to explore the science of home cooking in his weekly column The Food Lab. You can follow him at... More

Grilling: Pinchos Morunos

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel 7 comments

Despite my love/hate relationship with skewered meat, the Moorish influenced spice mixture adorning the pork in these Pinchos Morunos creates a type of meat-on-a-stick that I can sure get behind. More

Patatas Bravas

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 27 comments

Patatas Bravas are to tapas bars what chicken wings are to sports bars. Every single one has got them, but other than a few basic similarities, they can vary wildly from spot to spot. Though many feature a spicy, dark red sauce, my favorite version consists of crisply fried cubes of potatoes served with a garlic-laden allioli with a dusting of hot smoked paprika taking the bravas sauce's place. More

Ham Croquettes

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 2 comments

The following recipe is from the May 26 edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! The croquetas de jamón served at tapas bars have always been among my favorite small plates.... More

Cook the Book: Vegetable Tortilla

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 9 comments

A small note accompanying this recipe for Vegetable Tortilla from The Book of Tapas by Simone and Inés Ortega advises the cook to serve leftovers cold with a little mayonnaise spread on top. Maybe I've got it backwards but when I started making this tortilla, I was envisioning that exact preparation. In fact, I intentionally made the tortilla a few hours before I planned on eating it so it would have time to cool. More

Cook the Book: Tuna-Stuffed Hard-Boiled Eggs

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 5 comments

In my mind deviled eggs have always been a distinctly American hors d'oeuvre. But after doing a bit of poking around, it seems these hard-boiled and stuffed eggs have been enjoyed for centuries and possibly date back to ancient Rome. The Book of Tapas by Simone and Inés Ortega has several different preparations of huevos rellenos, all of which make for an ideal predinner snack. More

Cook the Book: Patatas Bravas

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 10 comments

I thought I'd begin our week of tapas from The Book of Tapas by Simone and Inés Ortega with one of the most well-known and loved tapas dishes around, Patatas Bravas. Preparation of patatas bravas varies widely—some versions are fried while other are boiled, sauces are tomato or vinegar-based, and sometimes the patatas are topped with chorizo, chicken, or fish. A garlicky aioli usually finds its way into the mix, either on the side or drizzled on top. More

Small Plates: 4 Spanish Tapas That Use Only 4 Ingredients Each

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 21 comments

Intended as a cheap way to draw customers into drinking establishments, the most traditional tapas are easy to make, inexpensive, and go perfectly with booze. Nobody wants throwing a party to be a chore, least of all the cook. In that spirit, here are 4 simple tapas that require only 4 ingredients (aside from salt, pepper, and olive oil). They're guaranteed to get the mixers mixing and the shakers shaking. More

Cauliflower and Chickpea Tapas with Parsley-Fennel Mayonnaise

Serious Eats MichaelNatkin 1 comment

Note: Michael Natkin of the vegetarian blog Herbivoracious drops by every Wednesday to share a delicious recipe and expand our vegetarian repertoire. [Photograph: Michael Natkin] More Vegetarian Party Foods Keftes De Prasa (Leek Fritters)TahinaSpinach and Cannellini Bean DipDevilishly Handsome Eggs... More

Cook the Book: Roasted Olives

Serious Eats Caroline Russock Post a comment

Each time that I find myself grocery shopping for a dinner party, I make sure to pick up a few snacks for cocktail hour. Being a creature of habit, my pre-dinner nibbles are inevitably Marcona almonds and olives. The almonds... More

Fire-Roasted Peppers with Boquerones

Serious Eats Caroline Russock Post a comment

The following recipe is from the July 8 edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! Are there certain items that you see on a menu and just cannot resist ordering? For... More

Cook the Book: Almejas con Chorizo

Serious Eats Caroline Russock Post a comment

I'm going to let you in on a little secret: Sautéed clams are one of easiest and most rewarding quick meals that you can make. I think that lots of people are under the assumption that clams, mussels, and oysters... More

Cook the Book: Catalan Potatoes Bravas

Serious Eats Caroline Russock Post a comment

Whenever I see patatas bravas on the menu of a tapas place, I smile. My rudimentary knowledge of Spanish immediately translates this dish to "brave potatoes," and images of heroic, life-saving potatoes come to mind—handsome firefighting russets and dashing life... More

Cook the Book: Grilled Marinated Lamb Chops with Giant White Beans

Serious Eats Lucy Baker Post a comment

I used to work at a wine bar that served a chilled, red Greek wine in the summer called the Hatzimichalis Fresco Nouveau. Made from the Greek Mavroudi grape, it tasted a lot like a light Beaujolais. Refreshing and fruity,... More

Cook the Book: Rice Balls Stuffed with Lamb, Spinach, and Cheese

Serious Eats Lucy Baker Post a comment

When I was 17, I spent the summer in Italy. After traveling through Rome, Florence, Milan, and Venice, I lived with a host family in Sicily for a month. I kept a journal while I was there, and wrote in... More

Cook the Book: White Asparagus Salad

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 1 comment

Today's Cook the Book recipe, excerpted from Wine Bar Food, calls for—gasp!—jarred asparagus. While that may seem strange given the current abundance of fresh spring produce, hear me out: these aren't any old canned vegetables. Jarred white asparagus is a... More

Cook the Book: Falafel Crab Cakes

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 2 comments

I was once helped to edit a cookbook devoted entirely to crab cakes, so I considered myself somewhat of an expert on the subject of pan-fried shellfish patties. Dungeness or Chesapeake, cracker crumbs or panko, to Old Bay or not... More

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