Let the Party Begin!
Enjoy this every growing collection of some of Destapas' favorite Spanish Appetizers and desserts. You can email us for recipes to try them at home. - Buen Provecho!
Chef Raul's newest Spanish appetizer is a deeply colored Mediterranean marinade that makes a delicious Chicken Adobo. These fabulous morsels are cooked in traditional style, but with a little Destapas magic! (Adobo Trivia:) Adobo comes from Spanish word ado bar which means: "marinade," "sauce" or "seasoning" It is a popular dish and cooking process that involves meat, seafood, or vegetables marinated in vinegar, paprika, soy sauce, and garlic. The raw food is browned in oil, and simmered in the marinade. There are many variations of the marinade ingredients and Destapas has found a rich savory one that is sure to please.
Truffled Eggs: Huevos Endiablados
Last month Chef Raul become re-enchanted with deviled eggs. This is an appetizer that is very standard for parties and get-togethers. There are many recipes and variations of this classic. They all start with the perfectly cooked boiled egg. Email us for that recipe and you'll never serve a half cooked boiled egg again! We will share with you our special Spanish " truffle" twist that makes these Mediterranean tapas unlike any other.
Spanish Tuna Salad : Ensalada Rusa
A hearty variation of American tuna salad, this famous version is like a combination of two familiar types - potato and tuna.
Ensalada Rusa ( translates as "Russian Salad") dates back to an old Russian potato salad recipe. The Spanish version adds tuna, carrots, peas and peppers with the potatoes.
These hearty, flavorful and satisfying tapas are a great example of how tapas have evolved, and continue to evolve, from ordinary ingredients throughout time and place.