The holiday season is about over, but not before one more gathering of friends this evening.
It’s tapas night. Here are three of the recipes I made for the event.
Marinated Manchego Cheese
(Recipe from The Spanish Kitchen cookbook, via The Culinary Chase)
Manchego cheese from G.B. Russo’s:
Cheese marinating for three days:
The final product:
Lamb Meatballs with Mint
(Recipe from Food & Wine magazine)
Note: For gluten-free needs, substitute rolled oats for bread crumbs.
Yes, this is fresh mint I dug up from under the snow!
Meatballs after browning:
Lamb meatballs in sauce:
Deviled Eggs with Curry
Hard-cooked happy eggs with yolks removed.
Mixture of egg yolks, mayonnaise, curry, and leeks (instead of green onion):
I just couldn’t get myself to buy green onions from Mexico in the grocery store so I went home and dug up some leeks from under the snow:
They’re a good substitute for green onions:
The final product, garnished with fresh Italian parsley and organic grape tomatoes:
Along with grilled shrimp, Spanish chorizo marinated in red wine, and arugula salad, we had a nice tapas feast: