Anchovy and Red Pepper Canapes
A very simple recipe to prepare that comes out ridiculously tasty every time. You need just five minutes to prepare it, then let it sit and do its thing in the fridge for around two hours, then spoon some over bread and serve.
2. Smoked Paprika Chicken Skewers
If you’ve visited our site before, you’ll know that smoked paprika is one of our all-time favorite Spanish spices to use. It adds a depth to dishes that no other spice can. These smoked paprika chicken skewers are always tasty and we often just serve them alone or you can dip them in romesco sauce, which you’ll also need for the next recipe anyway.
3. Empanadas with Fish and Romesco Sauce
These baked empanadas with fish and romesco sauce are bite-sized (well, more like two bites) and the quantities in our recipe make around 32 empanadas, so adjust as needed. We use store-bought empanada pastry disks when in a hurry and you can prep and cook them in an hour. If you don’t want to use fish, try our mini chicken with cider-infused chorizo empanadas.
4. Shrimp in a Cava Bath
Cava is a Spanish sparkling white wine that’s made in a similar way to Champagne. Needless to say, it’s delicious, and when you throw shrimp into the mix you get a match made in heaven. Simply bathe some shrimp in Cava (or a dry sparkling white wine) for 30 minutes with some paprika and salt, then fry and serve.
5. Blue Cheese and Sherry Canapes
It doesn’t get any simpler than this blue cheese and sherry spread. There are only two essential ingredients required to make the spread, then you can serve it on or alongside toasted baguette slices or crackers, with an optional sprinkle of parsley for some color.
Easy Tortilla (Spanish Omelet)
This is our fastest tortilla recipe and will probably remain that way since you can make it in 20-25 minutes. This is a budget-friendly, filling, tasty recipe, so a win-win for serving at parties. You can serve it cold or warm.
8. Paprika Pork Bites
These pork bites are another perfect party food to serve with toothpicks, making it easier for guests to mingle and easier for you to clean later! With plenty of flavor and just 10 minutes of prep time, you’ll wonder where these have been your whole life.
9. Marinated Olives (Vegan)
Marinate some plain tinned olives with classic Spanish herbs and spices, a splash of vinegar and a few other select ingredients. You need around five minutes of prep time, then leave them for at least two hours and serve your now gourmet, homemade marinated olives.
10. Chorizo Cooked in Cider
This little number is made in 20 minutes and you only need four ingredients but the result is beautiful, succulent chorizo bites that are always a party pleaser. This recipe is from the region of Asturias, which is famous for its dry apple cider.
11. Spanish Albóndigas (Meatballs)
Spanish meatballs are made with either minced beef, pork, or both. They are lightly fried and then simmered in a rich tomato-based sofrito sauce. They are utterly delicious and loaded with nutritious veg and spices, so a winner for the holiday season.