Tapas!!

So today at work I couldn’t work out what I wanted to eat. I knew I had chicken and chorizo in the fridge and I knew I wanted to try something new. Then I thought TAPAS! What’s better than a few little dishes to satisfy all your cravings, especially when you can’t decide what you fancy. Here are my recipes for tonight’s tapas menu of:

Chicken with honey and mustard dip

Garlic prawns

Meatballs

Chorizo in red wine

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Chicken with honey and mustard dip

Ingredients:

200g diced chicken breast

2 eggs

Plain flour (gluten free)

6tbsp honey

2tbsp wholegrain mustard

1tsp soy sauce

Method:

  1. Whisk eggs in a bowl.
  2. Dip chicken in egg and coat in flour.
  3. Repeat for all pieces.
  4. Add to a hot pan and golden brown on each side.
  5. Finish cooking in oven at 200c.
  6. Meanwhile, mix honey, mustard and soy sauce in a bowl.
  7. Drizzle a small amount of the sauce on chicken during last 5 minutes of cooking time. The rest can be placed in a small serving bowl.

 

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Garlic prawns

Ingredients:

300g fresh uncooked prawns, peeled

4 garlic cloves, crushed

20ml olive oil

2 tbsp. chilli flakes

Method:

  1. Put all ingredients into a bowl and let marinate while other dishes are cooking.
  2. Put prawns into ovenproof dish and cook for 3-5 mins, or until prawns have turned pink.

Meatballs

Ingredients:

100g lean beef mince

2tbsp mixed Italian herbs

400g tinned tomatoes

4 tbsp. oregano

Half an onion, diced

1 garlic clove, crushed

Salt and pepper

Method:

  1. Combine mince meat and herbs and make sure well mixed. Roll into small balls.
  2. Lightly fry onion and garlic in a saucepan on a low heat until softened.
  3. Add meatballs and let brown on all sides.
  4. Add in tomatoes, oregano, sat and pepper.
  5. Let simmer for 15 mins.

 

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Chorizo in red wine

Ingredients:

400g chorizo, sliced

Half an onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, crushed

175ml red wine (I used a Spanish Rioja)

Method:

  1. Lightly fry onion and garlic in a pan until soft.
  2. Add in chorizo and let look until juices start to run out.
  3. Add red wine and let simmer for 5  mins.
  4. Put into an oven dish and let cook in oven for 15 mins.

Once all are cooked, put each dish in a serving bowl and serve with bread (I used sourdough-you can get gluten free in Sainsbury’s!)

 

 

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