One of my greatest loves in life can only get better when you learn how to master it.
And no, before you get too excited, I am not talking about men. I am talking about FOOD.
We all need it, many love it, so life can only get better when we can make a masterpiece of a meal, look at it, instagram the sh*t out of it, and then.. Eat it. Its a great feeling, for me anyway.
This specific night I was taking on a new dinner challenge: Spanish tapas. I have had them numerous times in restaurants, and I have to say, one of my top favorite cuisines. I had yet to attempt a great Spanish meal, and I had two hungry mouths to feed that also have had their fair share of tapas. So this dinner, it has to be good.
In an almost panicked rush, I picked out numerous dishes that I would make for the inaugural tapas dinner. I even structured them into three different courses. I will say it now, I went totally overboard and had 8x too much food, considering it was for three people. With some great Catalan wine to boot, I could see no failure ahead.
After the prepping, cooking the starters and then heading back to the kitchen to cook more of the food (Its got to be fresh, after all!), I had so much food on the table, it was a little overwhelming (although delicious!). Unfortunately, I did not even get a chance to cook everything I prepped for, or even half of it, as I had so damn much and like I said, we were only three people. However, I saved lots of the dishes for the next day, and they were just as delicious.
I found most of my recipes online, so I will list the best dishes below with a link to the online recipe.
- Spanish Tortilla
- Patatas Bravas
- Mushroom in Garlic Oil
- Pimientos de Padron (Super Easy!)
- Mini Chicken Kebabs (Amazing Marinade Recipe!!)
- Deviled Eggs! (My Favorite!)