Garlic, the "stinking rose" seems to make everything taste better, at least if you are a garlic lover! Garlic is one of the basic ingredients of the Mediterranean cuisines and adds so much flavor or "zip" to many dishes. This is a short list of the top garlic tapas of Spain.
Shrimp in Garlic is one of the most common tapas of Spain. It is quick, easy and FULL of garlic flavor. It is irresistable for any garlic lover! Be sure to have plenty of crusty French-style bread on hand to dip in the garlic sauce.
Thbis is a simple recipe for Clams in the Murcian Style. Small, fresh clams are prepared in a wonderful sauce made of white wine, Spanish sweet paprika, garlic and onion. It has a slight bite from the red pepper flakes and is absolutely delicious with crusty rustic style bread. If you wish, serve it as a first course instead of a tapa.
If you are a garlic lover, these potatoes are made for you! Lightly fry potatoes, then cover in a warm garlic mayonnaise sauce. Yum! A perfect appetizer for the garlic lover.
Eggplants are a common ingredient in Mediterannean cuisines, particularly in Spain. This eggplant dish has plenty of flavor, including lots of fresh minced garlic. It's great to serve as a tapa or a side dish, especially in spring and summer.
The name of this tapa, Red peppers with Anchovies does not tell the whole story. It is full of garlic and is salty, too. An easy appetizer that can be prepared at the last minute. The bright red of the peppers is a very colorful addition to your table and full of flavor, too. Slice a baguette and serve on the side to dip.
This superb "tapa" is from the North of Spain and is very popular there. Sweet and tasty roasted piquillo peppers are stuffed with a mixture of salt cod, white wine, onions and lots of garlic. Then they are dipped in egg and flour and lightly fried and smothered in tomato sauce. It takes about an hour to prepare, and will disappear quickly, so make extra.