Sunday, May 13, 2007


Barry went to Barcelona last weekend for his friends stagdo. But although his memories are pretty hazy of the whole thing, he did remember to bring me back a selection of nice meats including Chorizo, Jamon and Salchichon. So with the weather being nice again this weekend, we had a tapas style dinner on our balcony last night. We had some of the meats, some cheeses (Tomme de Savoie and Comte), Membrillo, marinated bell pepers, pickled onions. To go with this, we had spicy potatoes and I coated some baby squid and sardines in flour mixed freshly ground pepper and briefly fried these. A great meal and so simple, I think we shall be eating like this a lot this summer!

Spicy potatoes
500 g boiled potaoes
1 medium onion
2 garlic cloves
2 green chilies
handfull parsley
2 tbsp tomato puree
salt and pepper

Dice the potatoes into smallish chunks and finely chop the rest of the ingredient. Heat some olive oil in a pan and fry the onion and garlic till golden. Add the rest of the ingredients, season to taste and fry for 10 minutes. If the mixture starts to get a bit dry or burning you can add some water or red wine. These potatoes taste great both hot or cold.


Un-Swiss Miss said...

I love eating tapas-style. One of my standards is tortilla espagnola, a potato and onion omelette that I cut into little squares. So easy, and so good...

CanadianSwiss said...

Yum, yum. TAPAS! It's my favourite way of eating... a bit of this, a bit of that.

Di said...

I am so jealous!! Dinner on the balcony! After a glorious April I had to take my hot water bottle to bed again last week!!

Caroline said...

That looks like a dream summer meal that should be carried right out to the porch!

Un-swiss miss... is that a little photo of Knut? I have been following the furry little celeb. from Chicago!