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Dinner Party Tapas

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PunishmentSnart Fri 14-Jun-19 12:07:37

DH has requested I cook tapas for fathers day - there will be 11 adults and 5 kids - any recipe suggestions welcome please?

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notatwork Fri 14-Jun-19 12:15:10

Get the anchovies from the fresh tapas shelf in Asda. I think it says they have chilli on them but DD who doesn't particularly like fish and hates chilli wolfed them down!
Otherwise for that many people just make a load of classics and spread them into several bowls of each. NIce selection here

Happyspud Fri 14-Jun-19 12:16:22

Big tray of calamari with garlic aioli.
Mini sausages with honey and mustard
Cheese board

legolimb Fri 14-Jun-19 13:40:30

Get to Aldi/Lidl

Buy packs of ready sliced salami/chorizo/serrano ham
Tortilla - make it or buy a couple of small ones
Chorizo in red wine
Olives green, black and calamata if they have them
Cheese galore
Crackers, hunks of french bread
buy or make hummus and another dip - i used to make a nice one using butter beans and garlic

bit of salady stuff

wine and beer.

PunishmentSnart Fri 14-Jun-19 13:42:42

Honey & mustard chrorizo has been requested !!

Mmmm, calamari....

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IHaveBrilloHair Fri 14-Jun-19 14:09:16

Asda have 3 for £5 tapas.
The balsamic chorizo is amazing

FurryDogMother Fri 14-Jun-19 14:19:38

Patatas bravas

PunishmentSnart Fri 14-Jun-19 14:25:46

How many different dishes do you think I should do?

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Xiaoxiong Fri 14-Jun-19 14:31:46

I'd do larger quantities of fewer things, or you'll go bananas. I feel like no more than 6 different dishes so it still feels like a variety, but triple the usual tapas size quantities.

Ricekrispie22 Fri 14-Jun-19 16:35:59

Having 3 to five options, along with a charcuterie board, will be more than enough variety and food. Don’t overwhelm yourself by trying to create ten different dishes. Instead, choose around 4 and make them really well. When it comes to the small plates, mix it up. Go for at least 1-2 proteins (marinated flank steak, garlic shrimp, pork meatballs). Then, choose a vegetarian option (like vegan beans). Also think about texture. I like to include at least one thing fried (patatas bravas, fried cauliflower, or fried seafood cakes) and some type of spiced nuts. Finally, include a salty bite such as bacon-wrapped dates and a dip such as beet hummus.
On the charcuterie board, I’d include Spanish meats such as Jamon Iberico, chorizo, and Serrano ham. Then, add a nice variety of some different soft and hard cheeses. I like to include Manchego, Spanish blue cheese, and Mahón. Then, some citrus-marinated olives and spiced Marcona almonds work beautifully. Finally, add in some crusty bread or crackers, and quince paste and honey as condiments.
Choose one cocktail, and include sparkling water and both Spanish red and white wine. Spanish wine such as Tempranillo and Garnacha are very affordable and pair very well with food.

Isitweekendyet Sun 16-Jun-19 13:05:56

Slice and fry potatoes in olive oil, line them on a deep, oiled dish.

Whisk together eggs, a bit of milk, smoked paprika, salt, pepper and cheese and pour over the top.

Cover and bake for forty mins and you've got a really cheap and easy fritatta.

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