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cheap Tapas

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by pineapple sage, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Roast veges cut in to wedges. Serve warm. Dip in to hummus, salsa, guacomole, spicy peanut sauce or any other dips.
    Also carrot sticks, Celery and green beans are all goods raw to dip.
    Small squares of puff pastry. brush with sweet chili sauce. top with sliced mushrooms, onions, olives etc and cook.
  2. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    You could make some of the little turnovers - empanadas(?).
    What about an onion and potato tortilla?
    Prawns pil pil would also be a good one to do.
    I don't think I've ever seen a tapas without olives...
  3. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    Patata bravas
    Roasted aubergines in a tomato sauce with grilled cheese on
    I don't have recipes for these but have enjoyed them on nights out.
  4. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    French beans cooked with onion, garlic and tomatoes.
    Some sort of small fish eg whitebait, but add something to the flour like a red pimento pepper.
    just cubes of manchego and thin slices of serrano ham.
  5. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    thanks for the ideas so far, any more takers?

    There are no olives listed as OH and me don't like them!
  6. Grilled Haloumi with a bit of olive oil. Pepperonata!
  7. Do you live near a big Tesco? About 3 weeks ago I noticed that they had a new range of tapas dishes. I think it was £2.99 for one, but 6 for a tenner, so we bought 6 lovely things to eat and they were vey good. We had tortilla, chicken wings, some sort of tomato sauce dish, something cheesy and 2 others. It might be worth a look as it was very good value!
  8. 2 red peppers deseeded and halved
    6 hard boiled eggs (please use free range) shelled and sliced
    2 tablespoons of white wine or cider vinegar
    5 tablespoons of olive oil
    1 small onion finely chopped
    2 teaspoons of finely chopped fresh dill
    pinch of sugar
    salt and pepper to taste

    Add the peppers to a pan of boiling water and blanch for about 5-10 minutes.
    Drain well and run under a cold tap to cool quickly. Pat dry with kitchen paper and then cut into very thin strips
    Arrange the slices of egg onto a serving plate and sprinkle over the pepper strips. I like to make a lattice effect but it's up to you.
    Whisk the vinegar, oil, chopped onion, chopped dill and sugar together in a bowl and then season with salt and pepper. Pour over the eggs and peppers and serve.

    This is in a tapas book of mine and it is really nice. Made it lots of times.
  9. Just thought I would mention there is a lot of debate about raw runner beans or French beans being eaten raw. If eaten in a large enough quantity they can be poisonous.
  10. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    going with the extra dishes of

    patatas Bravas
    Roasted aubergine in a tom sauce
    pitta bread and dips
  11. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    That all sounds delicious Elfie. Enjoy!
  12. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    it was Bombay, even washed it down with a glass of rose.

    The big surprise was the cheesy beans, very nice.

    Had to adjust the bravas thingy from the BBC site, needed more paprika and a splash of chipotle sauce.
  13. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    Recipe please!
  14. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    Sorry no numbers as I guess when I cook! (have put some in to give you an idea tho)

    White Beans (tin)
    Manchego Cheese
    Chilli Flakes (I used a tea spoons for a kick)
    Tomato Paste (table spoon or 2)
    Sunflower Oil,
    Onions, (one small)
    Tomato Concasse, (i used tinned and just strained them a bit more)
    Sugar, Salt, Black Pepper (to taste)
    Red chili Pepper, Dill, Parsely, (

    soften the well chopped onions in a pan, add in chil pepper and fry for a minute or two
    add all the other stuff, continue to heat till it becomes almost dry. I made it up about 7 hours earlier and left in a pan.

    Add in a splash of water, and the white beans transfer to an oven dish.

    top with Manchego cheese (guess you could swap it for other cheese if you wanted)
    cook for about 20 minutes (200c) until all googy and nice.
  15. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    Sounds yummy! Thanks!
  16. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    cant be more precise as my mate has took the recipe book home with him that I got the idea from!

  17. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    Its OK - I tend to just chuck stuff in and hope it turns out OK in the end!
  18. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    Giving them a try this week.

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