When I was 20 years old I moved to Gran Canaria. I lived there for 7 years and one of the things that I fell in love with the most was the food. In particular the tapas.
When I go out I really do struggle to select what dish I am going to eat, that is why, for me, tapas is the ideal meal. As the portions are small you simply select a little of everything that you want to try!
The best way to wash down tapas has to be with an ice cold cerveza (beer!). So when I was asked to create the perfect tapas dish to be served with Cervezas Alhambra Reserva 1925 I could not wait to get started.
I have so many tapas dishes that I love so choosing just one really was difficult. However I decided to make a Tortilla with Chorizo. I have used a hot chorizo so really do need an ice cold beer to go with it. When adding chorizo to any dish you do not need to add any other herbs and spices. The chorizo oozes out delicious smoked paprika and garlic flavours as it cooks. It really does make a flavoursome meal!
Tapas are great dishes to enjoy with friends and family. Simply lay all of the dishes out on a table, have some beers on ice and let everyone dig in and enjoy good food, good drinks and great company!
This is what I did...
Tortilla with Chorizo
250g baby potatoes, chopped with the skin on
150g hot chorizo, chopped
1 onion, chopped
6 slices or Manchego cheese
1 tbsp olive oil
1 - Place the chopped potatoes in a pan of boiling water and simmer until they are starting to soften
2 - Heat the olive oil in a deep frying pan and gently fry the onions and chorizo for 5 minutes
3 - Add the potatoes and fry for a further 5 minutes
4 - Beat the eggs and add to the frying pan and cook over a medium heat for 5 - 10 minutes or until the eggs come away from the edges of the pan and they are starting to set
5 - Heat the grill to a high heat and place the frying pan underneath for 5 minutes to cook the top of the tortilla
6 - Place the slices of Manchego on the top of the tortilla and return to the grill for 2 minutes or until the cheese has melted
This tortilla is delicious both hot or cold. It can be kept in the fridge for 24 hours so if there is any left over you can enjoy it the following day!
Alhambra are giving Hijacked By Twins readers the chance to win an Alhambra Reserva 1925 gift box as shown in the picture below.
To be in with the chance of winning simply answer the following question in a comment below:
What would be your perfect tapa for pairing with
Alhambra Reserva 1925?
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- Competition closes at 00:00 6th October 2015
Disclosure: I was sent a gift crate of Alhambra Reserva 1925 for the purpose of this post. No cash payment was received. All views, words and opinion are my own and 100% honest.