27 May 2008

Easy Tapas

Tapas... simplicity is the key. On any trip to Andalucia you will find different grades of tapa, for example the most basic tapa ranges from a small bowl of salted almonds to go with your beer to a pate or garlic dip with bread, at the top end something heated such as "gambas al ajo" is always welcomed.

Summer tapas tend to be a more simple affair, mainly due to the heat - portions of lamb stew or chorizo casserole are usually more common during the winter months.

Above we have a typical simple summer tapa! Squares of freshly sliced serrano ham with spring onion and olives. Bite size tapas for the hot weather that go down great with a cold beer. Sometimes the "simple" recipes are just as good...!

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