Snacks make perfect party food. Be it a dinner, a pass around cocktail party or even a sundowner get together, we don’t really have to be boring, serving full meals all the time, the same foods, the same mood and the over all same activity! Serving snacks is folds more fun, and paired with the right coolers, drinks or even Gazpacho (cold soup) shots you allow for more interesting conversation and definitely a more fun ambience all together. Don’t worry, a variety of snacks and in good amounts will fill up your guests just as a full menu of a seated meal would.
While all cuisines have major varieties of snacks to prepare, the Spanish & Basque people could perhaps be the cooks with the snacking hooks! I had once spent 3 weeks just in the Basque region, mostly eating snacks and hardly repeating any one type! Seriously 3 full weeks of different flavours, mostly very interesting flavours and all in a bite or max 2 bites size! I do admit, I have always had a thing for bite size food, so perhaps I am biased to snacks!
Anyhow, summer is almost here, outdoor entertainment is absolutely fun, and since we all look for new ways and new ideas… this summer, I do not wish to bore you with the same old BBQ talk, and the same old entertainment tips with the repetitive same old activities, this summer why not make it more fun? Why not go BITE SIZE 🙂
So for the coming few posts, I will be going for recipes of some of my favourite Tapas & Pintxos that I have had in Madrid & the Basque Region. Starting of course with Croquetas!