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Sample recipes from Tapas: The Little Dishes of Spain

Shrimp in Garlic Sauce

This is the classic Spanish tapa, found in every region of Spain. Fresh shrimp—not frozen—are very important in this tapa, but I have dis...

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Vegetable and Goat Cheese “Lasagna”

This tapa in the new style from the Terrabuca tapas bar in Madrid, featuring lots of fresh vegetables layered with goat cheese, looks lik...

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Scallops Baked with Onion and Serrano Ham

The magnificent city of Santiago de Compostela, site of one of the world’s great cathedrals and a place of pilgrimage since the ninth cen...

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Chorizo “Lollipops”

I came across this fascinating tapa at Els Fogons de Can Llaudes restaurant set in a centuries-old chapel on the main square of the delig...

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Vegetable Medley with Fried Quail Egg

I tasted this marvelous tapa at Laredo, a new Madrid tapas bar recommended to me by someone we struck up a conversation with at another t...

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Little Tuna Pies

These doughnut-like turnovers, made with a yeast dough, were served to me, compliments of the house, at the elegant bar of one of Europe’...

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Savory Pie and Turnover Dough

This is an excellent puff pastry–style dough for empanadas and empanadillas. The lard, I feel, produces a more flavorful and flaky pastry...

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Mussels Vinaigrette

There is nothing more colorful and inviting for a tapas party than a large tray of these exceptional mussels. Everyone has loved the reci...

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Fried Beer-Marinated Chicken Wings with Salsa Brava

In my student days fried chicken wings were favorites of mine at a long-gone little bar at the entrance to the Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Rec...

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Piquillo Peppers Filled with Shrimp in Sherry Vinaigrette

Piquillo red peppers—small with a delicate flesh, and slightly piquant—are often stuffed but are also extraordinary simply cut in strips ...

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