I am hosting 6 of us for a wine tasting/Spanish meal. I am not familiar with cooking Spanish food and our fresh seafood is severely lacking.
I really have no clue about Spanish food, but have some ideas here for what I want to serve:
nibbles: (I have a hunk of manchego that needs to get used up? Have made manchego/chorizo puffs in past, could do that again)
appetizer: seafood??? I would love to do clams or mussels, I may be able to order them in at my grocery store. OR should I do a salad here?
soup: chilled or hot almond soup (I need a recipe)
main: meat (chicken or beef, lamb or veal is a potential, but maybe too expensive), what starch/veg to serve?
dessert: I have no clue? Maybe a flan?
Once I have the menu, I will work on wine pairings.
definitely want to make as much ahead as possible.
NO olives, legumes, artichokes, avocado or eggplant