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Please comment on my Tapas menu for tomorrow please...

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PavlovtheCat Wed 10-Jun-09 19:03:40

DH's birthday, have a few people around (10-12 i guess?) for tapas and margharitas.

We are going to have:

Tortilla/spanish omelette - cut into small bite sized squares.

Patatas Brava - classic spanish spicy potatoes

Gildas - anchovy, Guildillo Chilli and green olive on cocktail sticks

Pa amb oli - our version. Bread with olive oil, but probably not rye bread as DH is not impressed with rye bread.

Prawn and Jamon Croquets

Sundried tomato bread (bruschetta with sundried tomatoes) served with mixed antipasti

Selection of cold meats

Olives - mixed

Feta stuffed mini peppers with vinegrette/olive oil dressing.

To drink

Margharitas including virgin margharitas for the pregnant women and drivers.
Spanish beer
Some soft drinks.

Does that sound like enough? Too much? Spanish enough?

MrsHappy Wed 10-Jun-09 19:04:40

Can I come?

MacaroonIncident Wed 10-Jun-09 19:05:12

yum

SuperWasher Wed 10-Jun-09 19:05:55

yum envy

supersalstrawberry Wed 10-Jun-09 19:07:23

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sb6699 Wed 10-Jun-09 19:13:22

Its my birthay on Monday - can I come?

Actually sounds better than the menu of the tapas bar Im going to.

ilovemydogandmrobama Wed 10-Jun-09 19:17:33

for inspiration

lambanana Wed 10-Jun-09 19:23:09

Wow are you doing it all yourself? I am well impressed.

have just had my tea but feeling very hungry now.

It sounds marvellous - hope you all have a good time.

PavlovtheCat Wed 10-Jun-09 20:45:37

Ilovemydog grin that looks fab, do not tempt me. I have already removed about 5 tapas from the list due to excessiveness! (but I might make one more eh?). One of the ones i removed funnily enough was the meatballs. supersal do you think meatballs should be done? DH would be happy?

Also, I am having trouble finding Guindillo Chile peppers {arrrrrgh}. Going to hunt around tomorrow a bit more.

I am doing all of it myself (with the help of couple of friends) apart from the stuffed peppers, sainsbury's deli counter ones are far nicer and easier to do! Shame I am not in exeter now though as they did the best stuffed peppers <mouths waters>. It is all relatively simple to do which is why we picked these tapas, mostly arranging, and a little cooking.

PavlovtheCat Wed 10-Jun-09 20:51:52

I was also going to do:

Ceviche - which is salt cod or similar 'cooked' in lime. But I am not sure whether my friends who go for 'uncooked' and there are 2 pregnant people who can't eat it.

Salt cod fritters and allioli - mini bitesized fishcakes. I decided not to do these mainly as I am averse to garlic right now, makes me physically puke! But I might make them without the sauce. Maybe just some mayo.

Meatballs and tomato sauce - more bread to soap up sauce.

Ensaladilla Rusa (spanish potato salad), potatoes, veggies artichokes - too much prep.

Mozarella and Red Peppers.

But realised we were doing way way too much!!!

PavlovtheCat Wed 10-Jun-09 20:53:50

I love the idea of tapas in spain. In many regions they apparantly bar hop, stop off in a bar, have a drink and a tapa or 2, then off to the next one. I expect you get drunk as a lord...pub crawl with a bit of class eh wink

ten10 Wed 10-Jun-09 21:10:22

The only thing I would add would be a large jug of Sangria full of lots of lovely fruit,
which is pretty low in alcohol and therefore even though I am preggers I wouldn't feel too guilty if I had a glass,

oh and lots of Spanish guitar music in the background for that holiday atmosphere

PavlovtheCat Wed 10-Jun-09 21:21:19

Got the friend bringing the spanish guitar grin

And a bit of salsa wink

We talked about Sangria, and DH was not keen. I might do a small jug for me grin.

Actually, I can't drink it. In fact, I will be unable to eat most of this food. I am on a bland food diet, or as DH likes to sing the Eels song 'hospital food' when he is cooking for me! (17wks pg, hyperemesis, mostly controlled by medication and limited food choices!)

duckyfuzz Wed 10-Jun-09 21:25:44

sounds delicious envy to be truly spanish I'd do cava or fino rather than sangria

ten10 Wed 10-Jun-09 21:25:56

oh poor you, sad
that is so sad that you won't be able to fully enjoy your efforts

Tillyscoutsmum Wed 10-Jun-09 21:27:43

Looks fab... If I was going to offer any constructive criticism, I would say its a bit lacking in meat dishes.

Meatballs would be good or chorizo cooked in red wine is a personal favourite grin

ClaireDeLoon Wed 10-Jun-09 21:29:42

ooh yes, chorizo in red wine, good call. Sounds lovely though pavlov. Sad you won't be able to enjoy it though. I hope the sun shines and makes it a bot more spanish than today

Lizzylou Wed 10-Jun-09 21:30:51

Well done on kncocking the ceviche on the head, I got the worst food poisoning ever after ceviche. Had a very long flight home, only saving grace was that as it was a plane I could sit on the loo and vomit at same time.
Sorry.
Crude and TMI

Sounds fab, luuurrrve Tapas smile
Awful that you will miss out on a lot of the dishes (but congrats btw)

PavlovtheCat Thu 11-Jun-09 10:52:16

Ok I said to DH meatballs were highly recommended. He bit my hand off at the mention of them. So, they are back on the menu grin. Good call those who said meatballs.

I am biased, I did the meni for DH to approve, and I don't eat red meat so I sort of automatically bypass those dishes grin

PavlovtheCat Thu 11-Jun-09 10:53:14

(its today, not tomorrow so not too late grin

HarryB Thu 11-Jun-09 11:26:49

I second the chorizo in red wine with some fresh crusty bread. Sounds fab though.

snigger Thu 11-Jun-09 11:30:28

Sounds 'lish - how about a good Rioja and some sherry (Amontillado, not Harvey's Bristol Cream grin)


Oh, if you're doing sangria, I have the best recipe, it has ginger ale in it and pickles you from the toes up!

PavlovtheCat Thu 11-Jun-09 11:34:03

snigger you mentioned the word ginger the ginger police will come after you....run!!!

<sorry its a longstanding joke amonst some of us who suffered from hyperemesis about a swooping army on all who even breathe the word ginger to us grin>

Sherry might be nice, but DH thinks he needs slippers if he drink it grin.

snigger Thu 11-Jun-09 11:39:47

<<dons dark glasses and organises fake id>>

My best mate had hyperemesis - she used to tell people ginger-flavoured sick was just as bad as any other variety. And that travel-sickness wristbands can be handily fashioned into garrottes, if they are foisted often enough upon the hyperemetic. grin Poor you.

Alright, I have a sangria recipe containing many ingredients, not least of which is a spicy soft drink grin

PavlovtheCat Thu 11-Jun-09 11:45:25

Much better grin

I like those lines, I might save them up...I am sure people at work have not mentioned ginger to me for a couple of days grin

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