What to serve with Tortilla Espanola
Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:36 AM
I'm having a dinner party for vegetarian friends tomorrow night, and am trying to figure out the menu. At the same time, I've got a glut of fresh eggs, so I thought I might make a tortilla espanola as an starter to drink with wine on the patio. But I'm trying to think of what other nibbles would be good to serve with it that are vegetarian. I figured a bowl of olives, but what else? Ideally it would be some type of finger food, but I guess I could do a salad...
Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:45 AM
Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:53 PM
stuffed mushroom caps
stuffed mini veggies like tiny eggplants or tiny peppers
roasted halves of new potatoes that have been hollowed out a bit on one end to hold a filling and flattened on the other to stay upright filled with veggie curry
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 06:23 AM
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 06:26 AM
Posted 30 June 2012 - 06:54 AM
Thanks for the suggestions! I picked up some marcona almonds, a big hunk of Manchego, and a bowl full of mixed olives. Figure I'll serve some fresh sugar snap peas and some radishes along side...
Posted 30 June 2012 - 07:40 AM
And a quick heat-up on a hot griddle will make your sugar snaps even more delicious.
Posted 30 June 2012 - 08:23 AM
Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:34 AM
Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:15 AM
Yes, salt! Usually I cut the radishes in half, but whole will work. Just toss them with a tablespoon or so of kosher salt, and let them sit. Them rinse and dry before serving.
Salt the radishes? Will do! As for blanching / lightly cooking the sugar snaps, that I don't know... I'm not sure I want anything that would diminish their crunch. But maybe I'll blanch a few for myself to taste test!
You'd be surprised that a proper blanching (or even griddling) will actually bring out the crunch.
Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:09 AM
I have found that if you tip and tail sugar snap or snow peas AFTER this treatment, they do not absorb so much (or any?) water.
Sugar snap peas are prettier and tastier after a 2-3 minute bath in boiling water, then tossed in ice water. They look like jewels!
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