Tags » 1. Antipasti (appetizers)

Celeriac Three Ways with Smoked Eel Ravioli

Celeriac and smoked eel work very well together, and I’ve posted recipes using them before. This time, I added hazelnuts to the mix and created a restaurant style appetizer. 711 more words

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Baby Octopus Alla Diavola (Moscardini alla Diavola)

You can encounter baby octopus in a hot red sauce all along the long Italian coastline. “Alla diavola” refers to the use of chilli flakes. You can make it as hot or as mild as you like. 282 more words

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Crispy Egg with Smoked Eel (Failed Experiment)

After the positive reactions to the report of my failure trying to make oyster sauce from fresh oysters, here is another experiment that didn’t turn out so well. 784 more words

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Pimientos de Padrón

Pimientos de Padrón are green chilli peppers from Spain that are usually mild, but sometimes one of them can be very hot. They are very tasty, a bit like green bell pepper but better. 234 more words

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Caramelized Fennel and Gorgonzola Tartlets

Sandra always publishes tasty recipes on her blog Please Pass The Recipe. Recently, her blue cheese tart with caramelized fennel caught my attention. I had never thought of combining caramelized fennel with blue cheese, but I love both of them and immediately understood the combination would be a winner. 589 more words

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Crispy Chili Balls (Chili Bitterballen)

Some Dutch words are difficult to translate. Two important ones are gezellig and borrel. “Gezellig” means having a good time together with other people. It can be used as an adjective, as in “gezellige avond” ( 422 more words

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Tigres o Mejillones Rellenos (Stuffed Mussels Tapas)

During our travels through Spain, on many nights we wouldn’t sit down in a restaurant to have dinner, but instead go from tapas bar to tapas bar to sample the tapas with a nice glass of wine. 830 more words

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