10 Tapas Recipes To Try

10 Tapas Recipes To Try
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10 Tapas Recipes To Try

Tapas is a very popular appetizer-sized cuisine from Spain with classic dishes ranging from chorizo to croquettes. The beauty of these small dishes is that you can sample so many.

Chorizo Poached In Red Wine

Chorizo is a very traditional tapas dish, and this smoky Spanish sausage will definitely satisfy a craving!

Get the recipe: Chorizo Poached in Red Wine

Spanish Tortilla

Don't confuse this with the flour or corn tortillas you use to make wraps. A Spanish tortilla is a potato-and-egg omelet found on numerous menus throughout Spain. This recipe even lightens the traditionally oil-heavy dish.

Get the recipe: Spanish Tortilla

Spicy Lamb Meatballs In Tomato Sauce

These succulent meatballs can be served on little plates with plenty of bread for sopping up the rich tomato sauce or simply with toothpicks (and a napkin!). They are best served warm.

Get the recipe: Spicy Lamb Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Leak And Mushroom Croquettes

You can try shiitake mushrooms in place of porcini to make the croquettes larger for a vegetarian main course.

Get the recipe: Leek and Mushroom Croquettes

Spanish Tapas-Inspired Mussels

When you think "mussels" you may not instantly think "chickpeas," but the two are joined in tasteful union in this delicious, bistro-style dish. You'll want some crusty bread to sop up the sauce.

Get the recipe: Spanish Tapas-Inspired Mussels

Potatoes With Chorizo

This is an earthy, strong-flavored dish that is served as a first or main course.

Get the recipe: Potatoes with Chorizo

Sizzled Citrus Shrimp

This quick Spanish-inspired saute is a lesson in simplicity. All shrimp really needs to dazzle is lots of garlic and a splash of lemon.

Get the recipe: Sizzled Citrus Shrimp

Pan-Seared Calamari

Calamari is almost always sold cleaned, which greatly reduces your prep time. It’s also frequently sold frozen, so look for it in the freezer aisle.

Get the recipe: Pan-Seared Calamari

Grilled Spanish Flatbread

This tasty flatbread is a great appetzier.

Get the recipe: Grilled Spanish Flatbread

Paprika Shrimp And Green Bean Saute

Crisp-tender beans add snap and color to the garlicky melange of shrimp and creamy butter beans in this Spanish-inspired saute.

Get the recipe: Paprika Shrimp and Green Bean Saute


Tapas recipes are a great way to try lots of different small dishes. It's no wonder they're so popular in Spain! Combining a delicious array of spices and flavors with various seafoods, meats and veggies will ensure that there is something delicious for everyone at the table.

Check out the slideshow above for 10 terrific tapas recipes.

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