• catalan toasts

    Every region of Spain has its own tapas dishes and Catalonia is no exception. If you visit Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, you will find Catalan toasts on the menu in the majority of tapas bars.

  • garlicand chorizo prawns

    The combination of chorizo cooked in red wine and garlic with succulent tiger prawns is a sure-fire starter for any family gathering.

  • sizzling prawns

    Simple authentic Spanish sizzling prawns with garlic. This has to be one of the most popular tapas dishes ever.

  • Arroz con Leche (Spanish rice pudding) is flavoured with cinnamon and lemon and is a popular dessert after Christmas meals.

  • fideua

    Fideuá is a really tasty alternative to paella using vermicelli noodles or fideos pasta instead of rice. A one-pot wonder from Valencia on Spain’s southeastern coast.

  • chipirones a la plancha

    Grilled baby squid is very easy and fast. You only need extra virgin olive oil, some garlic, a little parsley and salt flakes.

  • spanish almond cookies - polvorones

    Spanish almond cookies or polvorones are a very soft and crumbly type of shortbread made of four basic ingredients: pork lard, flour, sugar and cinnamon. Polvo in Spanish means powder or dust and these cookies crumble to dust in your mouth when eaten.

  • adobo chicken

    An adobo marinade for pork, beef or chicken, a combination of spices and vinegar and olive oil. Intensely flavoured with paprika and chipotle. Usually, the adobo combines dry spices along with vinegar or wine and olive oil.

  • deviled eggs with tuna

    This recipe is quick to make and bright addition to any lunchtime meal. Make them and learn why devilled eggs with tuna are a Spanish favourite.

  • spanish fish and seafood soup

    This Spanish fish and shellfish soup combines fish, clams and prawns with white wine and rice for a rich and really tasty dish.

  • serrano ham with melon

    Salty and full of flavour, Serrano ham makes an excellent contrast with juicy honeydew melon.

  • churros con chocolate

    These easy to make churros are served with a delicious warm chocolate sauce, for a fun and delicious treat.

  • garlic chilli prawns

    It’s impossible to imagine any decent tapas spread without a bowl of sizzling garlic and chilli prawns. Add a cold beer or a nice glass of chilled white wine and there you have it, heaven on a plate.

  • La Tasca tapas spread

    Putting on a Tapas Spread? Putting on a tapas spread? These easy to make tapas recipes are my favourites. The tapas-style of eating has undergone a bit of a revolution here in the UK in recent years. We have had some excellent restaurants serving tapas for many years but they are few and far between.

  • spanish style clams

    These Spanish style clams are usually served around the holidays, often as one of many appetizers. Spaniards are sure to have plenty of bread for sopping up the delicious sauce. Pair the dish with a dry white wine like fino or manzanilla sherry.

  • crispy whitebait

    These delicious little whitebait deep fried in a spicy crispy coating make a great starter or tapas dish.

  • lamb meatballs with mint

    A standout tapa, meatballs made with the classic combination of lamb and mint.

  • tuna stuffed red peppers

    These tuna stuffed red peppers make a great lunch or as part of your evening meal. Our grandchildren love to help stuff them.

  • chicken pieces with yoghurt dip

    This really easy to make chicken pieces with yoghurt dip recipe from Jamie Oliver makes a great tapas dish for the kids to enjoy.

  • sherry glazed chorizo with chickpeas

    Make this easy Spanish dish of sherry-glazed chorizo and chickpeas. Perfect for sharing.