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Karl’s Tapas: Champiñones Rellenos de Cerdo y Piñones (Mushrooms Stuffed with Pork and Pine Nuts)

Adapted from a Penelope Casas recipe

I am making a Spanish tapas dinner for this Sunday. Jan picked this tapas out of one of my cookbooks. Although I did not follow the recipe, it had some techniques for the fillings that I found interesting.

Karl’s Tapas: Champiñones Rellenos de Cerdo y Piñones (Mushrooms Stuffed with Pork and Pine Nuts)

Karl’s Tapas Champiñones Rellenos de Cerdo y Piñones (Mushrooms Stuffed with Pork and Pine Nuts)

Karl’s Tapas
Champiñones Rellenos de Cerdo y Piñones
Mushrooms Stuffed with Pork and Pine Nuts

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Karl’s Tapas: Tortilla Española (Spanish Potato Omelette)

Adapted from a Mario Batali recipe

I am making a Spanish tapas dinner for this Sunday. Tortilla Española is a traditional Spanish tapas. In simple recipes, with only a few ingredients, technique can be all. It is important to precook the potatoes and onions before adding the eggs. With Jan’s dietary restrictions, I have reduced the amount of oil and eggs. This is a tapas that you may make ahead and serve cold.

Karl’s Tapas: Tortilla Española (Spanish Potato Omelette)

Karl’s Tapas
Tortilla Española
Spanish Potato Omelette

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Karl’s Tapas: Albóndigas de Cordero (Lamb Meatballs)

I am making a Spanish tapas dinner for this Sunday. I had left over lamb mixture from my stuffed pepper tapas. Meatballs are another form of tapas, and an easy solution to the problem of what to do with my excess. In Spain, they would usually be served with some kind of sauce on the side.

Karl’s Tapas Albóndigas de Cordero (Lamb Meatballs)

Karl’s Tapas
Albóndigas de Cordero
(Lamb Meatballs

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Karl’s Tapas: Gazpacho (Cold Tomato Soup)

I am making a Spanish tapas dinner for this Sunday. This whole meal started because Miriam wanted this cold tomato soup. Gazpacho may be served as a tapas. I made this gazpacho a bit simpler than my last, simply because was making so many other dishes. Jan thinks of this dish as salsa soup.

Karl’s Tapas Gazpacho (Cold Tomato Soup)

Karl’s Tapas
Gazpacho
Cold Tomato Soup

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Karl’s Tapas: Gambas al Ajillo (Shrimp Scampi)

Adapted from a Food and Wine recipe

I am making a Spanish tapas dinner for this Sunday. This is a simple tapas that you can serve with other tapas or alone with crusty bread. One of the problems with making tapas is the rush at the end to finishing cooking everything at once. You can set up this dish up early, ready to do the final cooking just before serving.

Karl’s Tapas Gambas al Ajillo (Shrimp Scampi)

Karl’s Tapas Gambas al Ajillo
Shrimp Scampi

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Karl’s Tapas: Chorizo Relleno de Pepino (Chorizo Stuffed Cucumber)

Adapted from a Orce Serrano Hams recipe

I am making a Spanish tapas dinner for this Sunday. This is a tasty and easy tapas. Stuff the sausage into the cucumber and slice it into rings just before serving.

Karl’s Tapas Chorizo Relleno de Pepino (Chorizo Stuffed Cucumber)

Karl’s Tapas
Chorizo Relleno de Pepino
Chorizo Stuffed Cucumber

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Karl’s Tapas: Garbanzos Picantes Asados (Roasted Spicy Chickpeas)

Adapted from an Eating Well recipe

I am making a Spanish tapas dinner for this Sunday. Knowing my family as I do, I knew that I needed one or two hors d’oeuvre tapas—that I could make well ahead—to keep them in check while I finished the other tapas. While some tapas have a fairly set ingredients list—like Tortilla Española—others allow for more creativity. Roasting chickpeas into crunchy “nuts” lends themselves to creative variations.

Karl’s Tapas: Garbanzos Picantes Asados (Roasted Spicy Chickpeas)

Karl’s Tapas
Garbanzos Picantes Asados
Roasted Spicy Chickpeas

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Karl’s Spanish Style Oxtails

I have been craving oxtails recently. I do not make them very often, because of Jan’s dietary restrictions and because, for the same reason, they are not exactly a health food—they are very fatty. One way to reduce the fat is to make them the day before, skim off the congealed lard, and reheat them the next day.

Karl’s Spanish Style Oxtails

Karl’s Spanish Style Oxtails

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Karl’s Zarzuela Mixta

Miriam has requested a Spanish style seafood stew for this Sunday’s dinner. What she meant was something like a cioppino with Spanish chorizo. A problem here is that she and her husband, Chris, are on the low-carb Adkin’s Diet.

Karl’s Zarzuela Mixta

Karl’s Zarzuela Mixta

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Karl’s Yellow Gazpacho

I finally have a little time to start surfing through the sites of the people who have liked my recipes in the past three years. I have religiously kept track of everyone who has ever “liked” one of my recipes, but I have had little time to do more than just visit their “about” pages. This summer, I have been working my way through other people’s recipes. When I saw Caitlin’s recipe for Yellow Gazpacho I knew I had to do something like it.

Karl’s Yellow Gazpacho

Karl’s Yellow Gazpacho

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