Spanish Pinxos
Spanish Pinxos
Get this quick and easy Spanish snack recipe from Fresh with Anna Olson.
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Technique Grilling
  • Preparation Time 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time 20 minutes
  • Yield 2 servings
Ingredients
  • Cheese and Pepper:
  • 113 grams Manchego cheese (3-month is best), cut into 8 cubes
  • Anchovy and Tomato:
  • 8 anchovy fillets
  • 8 grape tomatoes
  • 8 flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • Chorizo and Dates:
  • 8 slices cured chorizo sausage
  • 8 pitted medjool dates
  • Spanish Tortilla with Chorizo:
  • 454 grams fresh Chorizo sausage, out of its casing
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into thin slices (½ cm thick)
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 large eggs
  • Smoked Paprika Sauce:
  • ¾ cup chicken stock
  • 28 grams dry sherry
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt
Method
  1. Cheese and Pepper:
  2. Place a cube of cheese and a piquillo pepper on each skewer and chill
  1. Anchovy and Tomato:
  2. Skewer anchovy fillet around grape tomato, with a parsley leaf between them
  1. Chorizo and Date:
  2. Place slice of chorizo inside pitted date and skewer to secure.
  1. Spanish Tortilla with Chorizo:
  2. Heat an 8-inch (20 cm) pan over medium heat and cook sausage through. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Return pan to medium heat and add olive oil.
  4. Layer potato slices around pan, seasoning lightly with salt and alternating with onions.
  5. Cook slowly until potatoes are tender (lift occasionally to prevent browning). They should not stick together.
  6. Remove the potatoes from pan, draining oil (except for 2 tablespoonsp (25 mL)).
  7. In a bowl whisk eggs together and add potatoes and sausage to coat.
  8. Heat the reserved oil in same pan over medium-high heat and add potato mixture to pan, spreading it evenly.
  9. Lower heat to medium and when egg begins to brown, remove pan from heat, top with a plate, invert and flip tortilla back into pan with browned side up.
  10. Cook for about 10 more minutes, until evenly cooked through.
  11. Remove from pan and serve warm or at room temperature (traditionally at room temperature). Slice into wedges to serve
  1. Smoked Paprika Sauce:
  2. Bring chicken stock up to a simmer. In a small bowl, whisk sherry, cornstarch and smoked paprika.
  3. Whisk sherry mixture into chicken stock and return to a simmer, stirring until thickened.
  4. Season to taste and serve warm with tortilla.

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