It was a clever inspiration from Mayuri on the Foodie Monday blog hop that triggered this weeks opening post. The bloggers this week will get together to create dishes from countries that start with the same alphabet as their name. Now, any that clever. Luckily I have so many countries to choose from and so many of them with exciting cuisine. I was sincerely torn between Swiss chocolates, Siberian kale and Spanish tapas. Finally I succumbed to the flavour of Mojo Verde I made as a trial and there by followed the farmers market find further to line up a tapas-style patty squash
Tapas is literally a bar mans idea of bite-sized treats which have transformed into the epitome of cuisine exploration when it comes to Spanish cuisine. What began as a piece of bread to cover the drink glasses is now one which has cold and warm dishes created to finger food style perfection. Put together they are a whole meal made with a little plateful of appetizers.
To do a tapas evening here are our suggestions
Turn on some lively music and add in colourful decor. Put down a large grazing table down your buffet stand and add some cool small plate dishes and creamy dips
- Marinated Olives
- Goat cheese
- Watermelon gazpacho shots
- Mojo Verde to dip (check recipe below)
- Crusty slices of bread
- Roasted peppers with garlic and olive oil
- Grilled eggplant
- And don’t miss to try this Stuffed patty squash
- Good zingy wine
- Cool cocktails or mocktails
- You cant do without some churros and decadent chocolate dip
So with these, you are good for a season with friends and family.
Back to this recipe
The patty squash is one of the prettiest vegetables and it really feels like a UFO and is perfect for creative minds.
The Mojo Verde (green sauce) had taken over our senses already. So the stuffing was uncomplicated, the gourds themselves, wholesome chickpeas and millets with flavourful herbs and olive oil. Baked with a bit of cheese on top these mini UFOpatty squash looked irresistible. Don’t miss to create these.
If you can’t find any of these, try them with zucchini or marrow, it should be equally relishing.
Catch you soon again this week with a couple more recipes.
This recipe is a part of the #172 International feast. Hope you enjoy them.