Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen Reviews our Spanish Organic Wines Spartico and Tarantas Sparkling White, Complete With Recipe Pairing
Ashley Covelli of Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen created this Tapas Night group of fun and easy paring ideas for our Spanish organic wines Spartico and Tarantas Sparkling White. Thanks Ashley for the great photos and recipe! Please see an excerpt below and read the complete story on the Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen Blog.
“I’m a big fan of Spanish tapas. It’s a great way to get a little sampling of lots of different dishes all in one meal.
Plus, I’ve always enjoyed sharing dishes at restaurants. My husband and I always order different dishes so we can sample 2 things from a menu rather than just one each. We usually have a sort of vote for who orders which dish with the understanding that we are definitely sharing.
But you don’t have to go out to a restaurant to have a fabulous tapas-style meal at home!”
Spartico is a No Sulfites Added Spanish Organic wine that is 50% Tempranillo and 50% Cabernet. Ashley paired this wine with a delicious Honeyed Chorizo & Fig Crostini.
“Whenever I think about tapas recipes, I remember a dish from a Spanish restaurant that we used to go to regularly, until it closed, several years ago. It was flaming hot chorizo sausage (they brought it out from the kitchen literally on fire!) that had a sticky-sweet honey coating and plump, dried figs alongside.
I thought it would be fun to come up with a riff on that dish – but something that would be able to sit out on a platter for a while, and wouldn’t potentially require a call to the fire department.
So I went with a crostini format here, piling each little toast high with some of my favorite Spanish ingredients.
Manchego cheese is my go-to choice for Spanish tapas. The one I used here was an 8 month aged raw milk variety. It worked beautifully with the chorizo and was also good on its own with a few sips of the wine.
Chorizo comes in a few different forms, but for the purposes of this recipe, you’re looking for a dried variety (not the kind that’s fresh in a casing in the refrigerator section of your grocery store). You can get a mild variety or a spicy one – either would work well here. I opted for mild so my 6-year-old could enjoy it.
A drizzle of honey and some fresh chives are the perfect finish for this crostini. You can skip the chives if you want, but definitely don’t skip the honey! It really brings each bite together and balances out the flavors.
This recipe is a quick and impressive addition to your tapas repertoire – I hope you love it as much as we did!”
Read the complete story on the Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen Blog. Spanish organic wines Spartico and Tarantas Tempranillo Crianza are available at Whole Foods Market and 365 by Whole Foods as well as other fine retailers nationwide.
Ashley Covelli is the food writer, recipe developer + photographer behind Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen. She is dedicated to helping you (yes, you!) find your next favorite recipe. Her goal is to encourage people to cook delicious food at home no matter what their skill level.