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City Breaks with a Tasting Difference

May 4, 2016

Do you love travel? Do you love food? Well then, we have the dream holiday idea for you! Why not combine these two fantastic gifts of life and go on a tasting City Break! From personal experience, I can tell you that Tapas in Madrid is out of this world! Where ever you go in the city, you can find quaint little Tapas bars – tucked away down side streets, or squeezed in between major retailers. The competition is stiff, so the food has to be good! If you love the sound of this, then check out our Madrid City Break with Walking Tapas Tour . You could be going on the foody adventure for yourself, but before you go, why not try out the recipes below from goodfood.com and get the taste for Tapas!

 

Warm chickpea, chorizo & pepper salad

Ingredients:

  • 200g chorizo
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 410g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 250g jar roasted mixed pepper, drained and chopped
  • Handful coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp natural yoghurt

 

Method

  1. Cut the chorizo into 3cm thick slices. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Cook the chorizo for 4-5 minutes, turning occasionally until the edges start to crisp and it has released its red oil.
  2. Tip the chickpeas into the pan and cook for a couple of minutes until hot. Add the peppers and cook for a few minutes until everything's juicy. Remove from the heat, stir in the coriander, ladle into two bowls and top each with a spoonful of yogurt.

Types of Tapas to try in Spain:

Patatas Bravas – Diced and fried potatoes served with spicy tomato based sauce.

Croquetas -  Fried balls of fish/meat or vegetables

Montaditos – Small toasted sandwiches with a variety of fillings

Gildas – Small skewers of anchovies, olives and chili peppers.

Chipirones – small squids usually fried or grilled whole.

Tortilla de patatas – omelette with potatoes bound with eggs and flavoured with onions, normally served in small wedges.

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