Inspired by all my talk of tapas (see below for Jaleo, Jose Andres, The Sample Room, and cocktails with Kim & Suz), I’ve been flipping through Chef Andres’ Tapas A Taste of Spain in America for a nice Sunday evening menu. The book is chock-full of tempting tasties (I’ve posted several in the past, including Catalan Pork Sausage with White Beans, Tomato Toast with Manchego, and Artichokes Sauteed with Ham), but these four Spring-ed out at me as appropriate for this finally-sunny, almost-warm day. Don’t balk at the chocolate-salt combination, it’s a classic, and it’s delicious. For proof, lick a small piece of dark chocolate, dip it in a flake or two of sea salt, then pop it in your mouth and let it melt. Sloooowwwwly. Yeeeeaaaah, they’re gorgeous together.
Sunday Evening Tapas Menu
(each serves 4)
Potatoes Rioja-Style with Chorizo (I posted this recipe a couple of days ago)
Green Beans with Tomatoes and Pearl Onions
Apple and Murcia Cheese Salad with Walnuts
Rustic Bread with Dark Chocolate, Olive Oil, and Salt
Recipes posted in comments, below, and at right, under Recipes, Baby!