Tapa has its origin in Spain. Today we use the term across the globe when we refer to small snacks or appetizers. And don’t we just love an easy and tasty tapas recipe that’s quick to prepare!? So Spain, here we come…
Another option is to add feta or cream cheese and top it with fresh basil.
Feature Tapas Recipe!
Another idea is to make a platter of tasty tapas from little meatballs (about 2.5 cm in diameter / 1 inch), using a combination of beef and pork meat. They’re usually fried and served in a tomato sauce. Combine it with fresh crusty bread and red wine, and you have perfected another bite or two of authentic Spanish cuisine.
Soak 1 cup fresh white bread, torn into small pieces in ¼ cup beef stock.
Sauté ½ chopped onion and 2 cloves of crushed garlic until softened (3-5 minutes) in ½ tbsp olive oil over medium heat.
Combine all the above with the rest of the ingredients. Make sure everything is evenly combined.
You’re all set to roll them into small sizes and fry them for 5 to 7 minutes. They will continue to cook a bit more in the sauce. So, don’t be too concerned if they’re not cooked through.
Similar to the above recipes, tapas can be prepared in a jiffy with what you have in the fridge. Well, most of the time. All you need, is inspiration. And there’s plenty of that in our photo gallery.
Now, this is not a traditional tapas dish, but somehow it ends up on many a table. Thus our inclusion, just to clear the confusion around its origin.
How to make Devils on Horseback:
It is believed that the Angels on Horseback originated long before the devils got on horseback!! Oysters used to be the food of commoners in France, many, many decades ago. The oysters were wrapped in bacon and grilled in the oven. Then, with time, oysters became expensive and of course, the commoners could not afford it like before. Then, the Brits came up with the idea to replace the oysters with pitted prunes.
I’ll leave it up to you to decide if this variation of its origin has some merit! Irrespective of the merit of the story, the Angels or the Devils on Horseback are not Spanish and do not really count as tapas in the authentic way.
And then, last but not least, there is another horseback-version. This time it is maraschino cherries wrapped in bacon and baked for about 15 to 20 minutes. Once done, you can serve them warm as is, or dip them into a sweet chilly sauce.
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