Tag: tapas

Spanish Tapas

How to Tell the Difference Between Tapas and Pinchos

Everyone loves tapas, and with good reason: there’s nothing better than a table full of savory appetizers and bite-size snacks. But as it turns out, not all appetizers are technically called tapas! How can this be? Read on to find out what makes a tapa a tapa—or something entirely different.

Patatas Bravas

Patatas Bravas: Potatoes with Chorizo from Spain

Patatas bravas is a dish of fried quartered potatoes that’s served in virtually every bar in Spain. Fried + potatoes? Sounds like a recipe for drunk food. In this version, Powell bakes the potatoes to make a slightly healthier version that’s still just as flavorful.

Pan con Tomate

Pan con Tomate

Typically enjoyed for breakfast and called pa amb tomàquet in Catalan, Pan con Tomate is traditionally made by rubbing a ripe tomato on a toasted piece of day-old bread. In a twist on the classic, Powell uses jarred tumaca sauce from the Spain Box to make the preparation even easier. Sliced heirloom tomatoes add an extra punch of tomato flavor.

Seafood Escabeche Crostini

Seafood Escabeche Crostini

With the exception of caviar, we don’t generally consider canned seafood as that premium of a pantry item. In Spain, however, this is hardly the case: some of the best-cooked seafood actually comes in a tin. Seafood Escabeche Crostini is a wonderful showcase of canned Spanish seafood.