For this month’s Cooking Club we gathered at Nemmie’s adorable little house to make some Spanish Tapas. She provided us with appetizers to snack on including various cheeses: Drunken Goat, San Simon, and Manchego with Rosemary. As well as some Spanish chorizo and Serrano ham. And these really yummy olives, don’t know the name but they were delish! We drank white wine sangria while we made a total mess of her kitchen and after a couple hours of cooking and chatting we sat down to dine on our creations! Thanks so much for hosting Nemmie, we all had a great time and got to try our hands at some new recipes and cooking techniques!
Portabella Bruschetta with Rosemary Aioli (from Epicurious)
fitting the mushrooms, caramelized onions (yum!!!), arugula, roasted red pepper/basil mix, and special sauce on one little piece of bread is quite the challenge but so worth it!
assembled and ready to be devoured
Patatas Bravas (from Kirsten’s Home Cooking)
Leslie chopping the potatoes
takes awhile to pan fry them but they are worth the wait! Dipping sauce is a mixture of onions, sun dried tomatoes, garlic, and other good stuff.
Oven Roasted Shrimp with Toasted Garlic and Red Chili Oil (from foodnetwork.com, a Bobby Flay recipe)
Jules and Branlyn prepping the shrimp. Trish keeping them entertained.
spicy and garlicy and oh so good! Definitely a crowd pleaser
and I couldn’t really tell ya what Nemmie is doing in this photo
For dessert I brought mini Florida pies and French chocolate raspberry brownies. Not Spanish but delicious nonetheless!
I did not capture photos of everyone, sorry Drewie and Nikki! I will get up in your face with the camera next time.
Last month’s Cooking Club: Risotto
Up next month: No clue, we need to get to brainstorming!
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