Spanish tapas help needed please :)

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  1. kirstym

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    Hi all

    I'm planning to do a tapas meal for friends and family on Saturday but looking at "traditional" Spanish receipes is like wading through a VERY large bottle of oil :(

    Does any one have any tried and tested receipes they would mind sharing?

    All ideas/suggestions/help very, very, very much appreciated :)

    Thanks K x
     
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    Not sure of the syns but I fry chorizo in red wine you dont need much wine just enough to cover the bottom of the pan, its lovely, have a search for chicken croquettes online but instead of deep frying them spray with frylight and put them in the oven, spanish omellette cut into wedges, spicy meatball with a garlic mayo dip, salad, some spanish meats you can get at the deli counter, serve with crusty bread. Hth xx
     
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    A huge mixed salad! I'm not sure if balsamic vinegar is free but if not just some save some aside and drizzle yours with vinegrette! I also made a sw paella Valencia from a recipe I got on here last week and it was amazing! It's a little time consuming but you could half the recipe and serve that too in little dishes! Let me kno if u want the recipe and I'll send it x
     
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    Oohh some great ideas, thank you both!!

    Rach11pink - I would love the paella receipe if you have it - I can have that as the "main event" and then some of the other ideas as small dishes too pick from!!

    Thanks again ladies :) K x
     
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    I'm finding it hard to copy and paste as I'm I'm my phone but the recipe is in the recipe section and if u search for it it's valencian paella, it was originally posted by mrs wilsoncroft! Let me no if u can't find it, and I'll log on laptop for you,and do it that way :) xxx
     
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    Hey, just found it - looks scrummy!! Thanks for pointing me in the right direction :) K xx
     
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    Pretty much all the authentic recipes can be made SW friendly, just change the way you cook them and don't add oil unless it is spray oil, things like patatas bravas can be made with fry light and just put the sauce over the top :D
     
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    I did wonder about the patata bravas last night - thank you :) K x
     
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    Hope you like it! X
     
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    I lived in spain for a number of years - so these are what I would eat out there which I know work.

    Red Peppers - grill to blacken the skin, pop in a plastic bag for ten minutes and then remove the skin (don't wash). Slice into 1/2 inch wide lengths. Mash/chop a couple of garlic cloves with some flat leaved parsley and salt - mix in the juice of a lemon, black pepper and a teaspoon of olive oil - mix this in with the peppers and allow to marinate as long as poss. They'll keep for days in the fridge.

    This garlic/parsley mixture can be used on a number of grilled vegetables/meat/fish (Auberine/courgette/prawns/fillet pork/fillet beef) and is very spanish.

    Serrano ham, rolled and speared with a gerkin.

    White fish steak wrapped in Serrano ham and grilled.
     
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    Oooh that sounds tasty!! Thank you :) K x
     
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    Just wanted to add a quick thank you, the paella and the tapas went down a treat!! Also they didn't have a clue it was "diet" food - got a good bit of satisfaction out of that :) x
     
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    Fantastic! Glad you liked the paella!it definatly doesn't taste like diet food does it? One I will be making long after hitting target x
     
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