Eggs are one of my favorite ingredients, you can use it in endless ways and it´s both great tasting and looking. I´ve selected my five favorite tapas recipes where the egg is the focus of the dish. I really like to serve eggs as the main part of a snack dish since the size is usually great for one egg for each serving and you can add so many great things.
So expect more egg recipes to be coming to Delicious Tapas shortly, until then here are my favorites so far.
Under each photo there are a link that will get you to more photos and the recipe, good luck and enjoy.
Starting simple with boiled eggs with mayonnaise, shrimps and dill.
Eggs with shrimps and dill
Scrambled eggs in the shell with truffle oil and croutons.
Grilled onion, parsnip puré and olive oil poached egg yolk.
Scrambled eggs with dill marinated crayfish and sour cream.
Soft boiled egg with broad beans and shrimps.
This recipe is both simple and a bit complicated, simple that it only consists of four ingredients but complicated since you´ll need a blowtorch and spend a few days drying olives, it is still delicious so you won´t be disappointed if you decide to give it a try.
The recipe for the cod is quite simple, you cut out a piece of fresh cod loin and salt it for about one hour and then burn it using a blowtorch, this will give it a really nice slightly burnt (in a good way) taste and get the cod semi cooked. Then all you need to do is slice it.
The drying of olives is not difficult but it will take a few days, I use fresh Kalamata olives, that is only fermented olives which is way higher in taste and quality so see if you can get your hands on some of those in a good grocery store. Then I simply put them on a plate and let them dry in the oven on low heat (about 50°C / 120F). If you have a dehydrator I´m sure this will work fine to but since I don´t have one myself I really don´t know. This took me four days to dry but I only turned on the oven whenever I was at home and awake.
Also the olives should not get dried all the way through but only enough to be able to be grated. What I did was to simply grate an olive now and then until they were dry enough. Also if I forgot to mention it, the taste is simply amazing.
"Burnt" cod with grated Kalamata olives and olive oil
fresh cod loin
fermented Kalamata olives, dried as described
Cut and salt the cod, leave in the fridge for one hour. Pad the cod dry with paper and then burn it using a blowtorch. Slice thin and plate. Add some olive oil and sea salt. Grate olives on top, serve.
Pulled pork and pulled beef are great to put on tacos, the other day I´ve got some pulled beef left over from making tacos and decided to make some mini tacos and add a fresh coleslaw and a few drops of Sriracha sauce on top. I made my pulled beef in a clay pot with some chillies, onion, garlic and some steak sauce and it turned out great, of course you don´t need to get a clay pot if you don´t have one, just use any other pot with a lid that can be used inside an oven or you could roast the meat without any pot but I think it sometimes gets a bit dry when I do that.
The coleslaw is made with fresh apples, fennel, yogurt, mayonnaise and a little bit of cress. I use the yogurt the make it a little bit lighter in both fat and taste. If you´re not into fennel you can of course replace it with any cabbage you like. For the bread I bought regular wheat tortillas and cut them i nacho size pieces so the tacos would be small enough to eat in one bite.
Pulled beef tacos with apple & fennel coleslaw
beef, one big piece that´s good for slow cooking (I used chuck roll)
dried chillies, (I used ancho and cayenne)
steak sauce (I used Sweet Baby Rays)
Chop the onion and garlic and add in a pot with the meat, chillies, steak sauce, salt and pepper, add a little bit of water and put the lid on. Place the pot in an oven and cook on low temperature (about 120°C / 250F) for 6-8 hours or until the meat is tender enough to pull. Once done pull the beef and add more chillies, salt, pepper and steak sauce if necessary.
Slice the fennel thinly and cut the apples in julienne, combine with equal parts yogurt and mayonnaise, add the cress and season with salt and pepper.
Cut the tortillas into small round pieces, add a spoonful of pulled beef and top it off with the coleslaw and a few drops of Sriracha, serve.
Great salsiccia is always a special treat, usually I try to keep it simple since the salsiccia has loads of flavor I think it goes best with simple things. Here I roasted the salsiccia on low heat until done then roasted some garlic and tomato paste in the fat that gets left in the pan, add a bit of white wine, a bay leaf and some fresh small tomatoes. If you get some small pieces of salsiccia left over you can leave it in the sauce as well. Then just slow cook for about one hour and you´re done.
I got my salsiccia imported from Italy, that´s great but if you have a local butcher or shop that happens to make their own sausages then they usually have their own, if so then get theirs since it´s always more fun to support your local shops then buying the imported stuff.
Salsiccia with braised tomatoes & garlic
Italian fresh salsiccia (or similar with the same flavor profile)
small whole tomatoes
On low heat fry the salsiccia until golden and cooked trough, then add chopped garlic, a little bit of olive oil, tomato paste and a few small pieces of salsiccia. Let it roast for a few minutes. Add white wine, a little bit of water and the tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and then leave to simmer on low to medium heat for about one hour. Season if necessary, then reheat the salsiccia and slice, serve with a spoonful of sauce and some of the tomatoes and some sliced chives.
Mussels in all forms are one of the most affordable and tastiest seafood you can make. It´s also very simple so if you´ve never cooked it before now´s the time. There´s not that much you need to worry about when cooking mussels besides over-cooking them, this will turn them chewy so keep the cooking to a minimum.
For this recipe I pan fried the mussels which give them a bit different flavor, what I do is that i steam them in water until they open up then quickly remove them and pick them from the shell. Then I simply pan fry them in butter and olive oil on high heat for a few seconds with a little bit of garlic and chives and serve straight away.
Pan fried mussels with chives & croutons
Rinse the mussels i cold water and remove any dirt that might be attached to the shell, add a bit of water to a big pot and bring to a boil. Add the mussels and steam until they open up, as soon as they have opened remove them from the water and leave to cool. Discard any mussels that have not opened.
Add a little bit of butter in a pan and cut the bread in croutons, roast the croutons in the butter until golden. Peel and slice the garlic, slice the chives. Add butter and olive oil to a pan and then fry the mussels with the garlic for about a minute, season with salt and pepper and then add the chives. Serve immediately with the croutons. Good luck!