Try your hand at Tapas
With summer now in full swing, you may find yourself gravitating towards cooking lighter, less heavy meals as the weather warms up. If this is the case, there’s no better time to experiment with one of Spain’s most famed dining experiences…tapas!
Tapas are a part of life in Spain and have gained mass popularity all around the world. Though they're considered the Spanish version of appetizers, tapas are eaten at any time—day or night, and can be combined and eaten together to make up one meal.
Ready to give it a try? We’ve put together some of our favourite tapas recipes that you can recreate at home.
Patatas bravas is one of the most popular tapas dishes served in bars all over Spain. The key to this dish is the fiery dipping sauce - hence the name bravas, which means "fierce" or "courageous" in Spanish.
Made with ingredients you’ll most likely find in your pantry, this is a simple yet delicious dish that you can whip up in just half an hour.
Prawns with garlic butter
Another tapas staple, prawns with garlic butter is the perfect addition to any spread.
This easy to make dish can be prepared in under ten minutes, so it’s perfect for keeping rumbling tummies at bay whilst you continue to cook any additional tapas dishes.
Again, you’re likely to have most of these ingredients already to hand, so you don’t need to worry about getting lost in the foreign foods isle at your local supermarket!
Chorizo, Manchego and Olive Skewers
Using a small selection of classic Spanish foods, these tasty skewers are perfect as an additional nibble or starter dish to your tapas party!
Incredibly simple to make, these moreish bites will be the star of the show, leaving your family coming back for more!
Tortilla española (Spanish tortilla)
Another iconic Spanish dish, tortilla española offers the perfect blend of simple yet punchy flavours, with a warm gooey centre.
The best thing about this dish is that you can add as many additional fillings as you’d like, allowing your inner chef to really get creative and experiment with flavours.
Churros con chocolat
And for the finale…you can’t have a tapas spread without churros!
Spanish churros are commonly enjoyed for breakfast or as part of the Spanish afternoon snack called the merienda. They are the Spanish equivalent of doughnuts and taste delicious alongside a rich, chocolate dipping sauce.
Surprisingly easy to make, we guarantee these will be a firm favourite among adults and children alike!
Are you a tapas fan? Do you have any staple recipes we’ve missed? We’d love it if you shared some of your favourite tapas dishes with us via our social media channels. Join the conversation at @MillerHomesUK