For my Spanish tapas recipe, I took inspiration from a local restaurant in Worcester, England called The Olive Branch. They make delicious tapas so I had a browse of their menu and found a few dishes I wanted to recreate myself.
This was a lovely date night idea at home to do with my boyfriend and we absolutely loved it. We were completely stuffed and slightly merry on wine afterwards…but that is exactly what you want after a date night right?
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
For the Koftas
4 Lamb Koftas (pre-made)
For the Chicken Dish
1 chicken breast
1 small red onion
1/2 red pepper
For the Chorizo
1 chorizo ring
For the Potato Dish
1 white potato
100ml tomato passata
1tbsp tomato puree
For the Halloumi Dish
150g halloumi, drained
Sun dried tomatoes (jar)
Optional addition: Bottle of Spanish wine
Method: Lamb Koftas
These minted lamb koftas were £2.39 from Aldi. They took 12 minutes under the grill.
Ensure you turn them frequently so they cook evenly.
Once they were done I sprinkled some mixed herbs over the top.
Method: Chicken Strips
Chop the chicken into thin strips.
I used one chicken breast which I felt was enough for two people.
Heat oil in a frying pan and add the chicken. Also add 1tsp cumin, 1tsp chilli flakes, 1tsp oregano, 1tsp garlic powder and 1tsp paprika.
Whilst the chicken is cooking, dice 1/2 red onion and cut the other half into thin strips.
Dice 1/2 red pepper.
Add this into the frying pan once the chicken is starting to brown.
Method: Chorizo Dish
Chop a ring of Chorizo into thin slices.
Fry in oil over a medium heat until browned. It should take around 8-10 minutes.
Method: Tomato Potato Dish
Peel 1 potato and chop into small cubes. Pop into boiling water and cook for around 10 minutes until soft when poked with a knife.
Drain the potatoes, add around 100ml of tomato passata, 1tbsp of tomato puree and chilli flakes.
*The quantity of chilli flakes will vary depending on how hot you want the dish*
Method: Halloumi Dish
For the halloumi, slice into thin strips.
Place into a frying pan lightly coated with olive oil and fry until it starts to brown.
Sprinkle paprika after around 5 minutes.
Serve with sun-dried tomatoes.
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