Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Shrimp-Filled Piquillo Peppers in Sherry Vinaigrette

Doesn't this look yummy?

It is a tapas recipe I found in the July 2005 issue of Cooking Light magazine, in an article titled Spanish Nights, that was lying around my kitchen. Tapas reminds me of Old Madrid. (I traveled there on my first paid vacation as a working woman.)

Tapas are small, savory dishes served in Spanish bars and restaurants as hors-d'oeuvres or cocktail snacks. A tapas-themed dinner group gathering wouldn't be complete without Manchego con Membrillo and a sparkling Spanish Cava. On a couple of occasions, my dinner group has made theme dinners out of tapas and they were mucho gusto!

Is all this foodie talk making you hungry? A bit of delectable nibbling sounds so good! I think I will be working tapas into our weekly dinner menu since I've got it on my mind. I may even make Shrimp-filled Piquillo Peppers in Sherry Vinaigrette, since it seems to be beckoning me from the food mag pages. Here's hoping you give the festive finger foods of Spain a try. Bon Appetit!

1 comment:

A's Mom said...

It does sound yummy - especially the shrimp part!