Today lets have a spanish tapa! “Pinchos” are pieces of skwered meat which is marinated in a “pincho” spice whos main ingredient is paprika. These pinchos are then grilled and served to you as a “tapa” which means snack. Pinchos are usually made of pork but you can also make them with chicken or lamb. Tapas are eaten anytime of the day with a glass of wine or beer throughout spain in their lovely cafes or bars. I recently went to one tapas bar and had these pinchos and the owner who was also the cook very happily gave me her unique recipe with her secret ingredient and unusual serving style. So… vamos a tapear??? Shall we snack????
250 grams of chicken breast, lamb or pork , cut into small cubes
1/2 teaspoon of Nitu Didi Pincho Spice Mix (or you can use some paprika instead)
1 teaspoon of extra virgen pure spanish olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of brandy (my halaal friends please omit this)
1 teaspoon of white wine( my halaal friends please use half the amount of lemon juice instead)
1 tablespoon of garlic parsley sauce
Marinate the meat or chicken in the above ingredients overnight. Next day put it in a strainer to remove all the marinade. Skewer the meat in skewers alternating a meat piece with a small red cherry tomato, or a piece of onion if you like. Heat a grill or a non stick pan till very hot and grill these pinchos till well done. Add some of the marinade on it for extra taste.
How to make garlic parsley sauce?
In a blender ( i used my magic bullet) add a few flakes of garlic and some chopped parsley with some salt. Add a splash of olive oil and lemon juice and blend it till very smooth. This sauce will keep for a week in the fridge and can be used to flavour grilled meat or pasta.
To buy Nitu Didi Pincho Spice Mix click HERE
HERE IS A VIDEO ON HOW TO MAKE TYPICAL SPANISH PINCHOS