Well … t’other night I arranged to head on out to my most favourite restaurant ever in Derby, El Toro , for a magnificent Tapas feast with my best friend ! However … on closer inspection of my financial affairs it appeared that a night on the town was not to be ! On a whim I decided that for a fraction of the price I could whip up a tapas feast for 3 of us ….. and so I did !!!!! The list was written of dishes that we all enjoy , the shopping list was written for th’usband to fetch whilst I was working hard at t’mill (Ok its a doctors surgery .. but its still hard yakker .. honest ! Ahem ) and the Juju tapas extravaganza was born …….
Well , never one to underfeed my guests I made sure there were plenty of tapas dishes and plenty of the said dishes to go around …… So for 3 of us to feast .. I reckon I actually prepared enough for 10 !!! suffice to say we were stuffed to the gills and sated on fine wine ……. 🙂
Here’s what we ate ..
Chorizo y vino tinto
Champignones de ajillo
Roasted peppers & fiery cheese
Queso de Manchego
Croquetas de pollo
Spanish Omelette (Tortilla)
Moroccan Chicken kebabs
Goats cheese & Serrano Ham Empanadillas
and the feast was fantastic ….
Some of the recipes I used were from a friend of mine and you can find these recipes on her blog … http://comidayvidauk.blogspot.com/
The other recipes I will blog for you over the next few days ….
Here’s the first ….. Peppers with Fiery Cheese
1 red pepper , halved & deseeded
1 orange pepper , halved & deseeded
1 yellow pepper , halved & deseeded
115g/4oz afuega’l piyu cheese (or any other hot spiced cheese), diced
1 tbsp clear honey
1tbsp sherry vinegar
salt & pepper
Preheat the grill to high . Place the peppers skin side up in a single layer on a baking sheet. cook under a hot grill for 8-10 mins or until the skin is blistered and blackened. Using tongs transfer to a polythene bag , tie the top and leave to cool .
When the peppers are cool remove the blackened skim and discard it (use either your fingers or a sharp knife) Place the peppers on a serving plate and sprinkle over the cubed cheese.
Whisk the honey & sherry vinegar together and season to taste. pour the dressing over the peppers cover and chill until ready to serve !!!!!
As easy as that !!!!! ENJOY !!