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Almendras al Pimentn: Before you get the

feast truly rolling, whet your guests appetites with
these smoked paprika almonds accompanied with
a glass of chilled sherry. (via Devour)

2. Marinated Olives: Dont cut

corners by purchasing pre-
marinated olives from the grocery
store, give party guests a taste of
something extra special: Orange
peel, bay leaf, and hot red pepper
are your secret weapons.
(via Dance of Saucepans)

3. Tortilla Espaola: This is a must. You cant

have tapas without a traditional potato tortilla!
All you need are potatoes, eggs, good olive oil,
and a trusty skillet to dish out what is
unquestionably considered a perfect tapa.
(via Savvy Eats)
4. Alcachofas al Ajillo: Be still our hearts
artichoke hearts, that is! This traditional tapas
dish features artichokes in a delectable garlic
sauce. One small tip, do not fear the garlic. Use
every last bit of it. (via Kitchen to Nirvana)

5. Serrano Ham Wrapped Plums: If plums

are in season, forego the expected melon and
delight guests with the surprising tartness of
fresh plums as they pleasantly intermingle with
the salty, smokiness of Spains infamous
Serrano ham. (via Delicooks)

6. Apple and Manchego Crostini: Fresh,

crisp apples and crusty bread are the perfect
backdrop to showcase Spains famed
cheese, Manchego. Made from whole milk of
the Manchega sheep from the La Mancha
region of Spain, Manchego is an aged
cheese that imparts an intense taste and
crumbly texture, a great pairing to olives, fruit,
and crusty bread. (via Red Online)
7. Mushroom and Ham
Croquettes: Give guests a taste of
authentic Spanish tapas with these
melt in your mouth croquettes. Stay
true to tradition and serve these puffed
balls of goodness with bchamel
sauce. (via Uno de Dos)

8. Cured Tuna With Mushrooms: Cured

tuna is one of Spains hidden treasures.
Known as mojama, its dubbed the steak of
the sea. Be sure to slice the tuna as thinly as
possible, serve alongside wild mushrooms
and fresh chives for a flavor and texture
medley thats outta this world. (via Gourmet

9. Buuelos de Bacalao: Ahhhh, salt

cod fritters. Theyre one of the greatest
Spanish delights and an age old way
of preserving fish by packing it in salt.
Yeah its salty, but in fritter form the
salt cod amps up the flavor, making it
simply irresistible. (via High Over
10. Garlic and Parsley Grilled Squid: Serve
in one of two ways or both! Whichever way
you go, rest assured, theyll be eaten. Crispy,
flavorful, and versatile, serve them on their
own or atop crusty bread with goat cheese and
a marinated pepper. (via Eat Well 101)

11. Gambas al Ajillo: Dont take our word for it, get
these in your mouth pronto. Theyre really that good!
Sweet shrimp are bathed in a roasted garlic oil
and dont let that oil go to waste. Let guests devour
this dish by sopping up the leftovers at the bottom of
the dish with good Spanish bread. (via PBS Food)

12. Patatas Bravas: The perfect snack

crispy potatoes, spicy tomato sauce, and
garlicky tomatoes combine in this classic,
Spanish potato recipe. (via Delicious
13. Spanish Chicken With Chorizo and
Olives: A substantial tapa packed with
Spanish flavors that taste more like a meal.
Tender chicken is braised with spicy chorizo
and briny olives for a dish worth making
more than once. (via Woman and Home)

14. Flank Steak With Goat

Cheese on Toast: Just in case,
double up on this recipe cause
most guests wont stop at just one!
Thinly grilled flank steak melts in
your mouth with creamy goat
cheese, crusty bread, and roasted
red pepper. However, the real
kicker is the roasted fig and onion
jam. (via Steamy Kitchen)

15. Mojo Picon Pork Skewers: Who

doesnt love food on a stick? This Spanish
pork dish is as simple as it is tasty,
especially alongside a glass of red wine.
(via Woman and Home)
16. Albondigas With Spicy Tomato
Sauce: Small bites of savory delights
meatballs with a hint of spice, drenched in
tomato sauce. Let dinner guests take one (or
two) and pass them on. (via Gourmet Traveller)

17. Higos con Miel y Queso: Roasted

figs filled with creamy goat cheese and
drizzled with honey are like fireworks in
your mouth! (via Crystal Cartier

18. Tortas de Aceite: A specialty from

Seville, these flaky, crispy tortas are a
sweet way to end a feast. Add a hint of
orange blossom water and anise to
impart a sophisticated flavor. (via Fine
19. Churros With Chocolate: Go against tradition
and make churros bite-sized. Why? Because,
theyre perfect served in a paper cone and drizzled
with chocolate nothing spells f-u-n like dessert in
a paper cone! (via Cooking Classy)

20. Tapas Rolls With Serrano Ham and Fig

Preserves: Easy, delicious, and a total crowd-
pleaser, this Americanized tapas recipe is made
with puff pastry and Serrano ham. Oh, and fig
preserves, which you can either make from scratch
(if youre REALLY ambitious) or buy in the store.
(via Sweet Paul Mag)

21. Baked Spanish Style Tortilla With

Ham: Weve talked about Spanish-style tortillas
already, but this one is a total game-changer. And
since its *basically* similar to a quiche, its perfect
for serving at any time of the day. (via Laylitas
22. Pan-Fried Figs, Serrano Ham, Cream
Cheese, and Walnuts On Toast: This
delicious recipe is essentially fancy toast. Only
that toast is loaded with delicious fix-ins like
ham, walnuts, sweet figs, brown sugar, and
olive oil. (via Delicious Magazine)

23. Caprese Empenadas With Tomato,

Mozzerella, and Basil: Cant choose between
Spanish and Italian flavors? This fusion-style tapas
recipe gives you the best of both worlds.
(via Laylitas Recipes)

24. Tortilla Espaola Bites With Manchego: This

completely ingenious recipe takes the concept of the
Spanish-style tortilla and gives it a unique twist. The
tortillas are served in bite-sized form alongside a
delicious garlic and herb aioli dipping sauce.
(via Always Order Dessert)
25. Spanish Shrimp: This easy-to-make recipe
gives you a seafood-style tapas option that
everyone around your table will absolutely love.
The shrimp are spiced with nutmeg, chili powder,
cayenne pepper, cumin, paprika, and sugar, and
served alongside crispy crostini. (via The
Gourmet Gourmand)

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