Spanish Tapa-inspired Octopus Salad

The secret to a well cooked octopus lies in the cooking time itself. It either has to be flash fried for literally a minute or two, or poached for around an hour in order to achieve a soft, non-rubbery texture. But, if you don’t fancy octopus, this dish is also [...]

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Mini Churros with Chilli Chocolate | Gluten-Free Choux Pastry for Churros (Eclairs and Profiteroles)

Seriously, it takes less than 15 minutes to make a batch of these delicious Mini Churros with Chilli Chocolate. And the simple (gluten-free) choux pastry can also be used to make cream-filled Eclairs and Profiteroles.

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Tapas: Port and parsley butter mushrooms

Perfect as a side to steak, grilled chicken or one of a few tapas if you are planning to carry a Spanish theme at your next dinner party.

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{Day 22} No-cook vegan nachos for the International Day of the Nacho

It’s vegan, and with so many beans and veg it’s nutritious and very delicious.

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{Day 7} Arroz con leche (rice pudding) and mango jelly

This ‘rice with milk’ is simple to prepare, deliciously creamy and sweet with a mesmerising aroma of cinnamon and a hint of lemon zest.

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Squid and chorizo in a piquillo pepper sauce

There is no better way to explore a culture and get to know the people than through sharing a meal at their table. The following recipe is my interpretation of what Spanish food is quintessentially about: seafood, cured pork sausages, olives and smoky peppers.

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Tapas style chorizo and potato salad with spicy salsa

Spicy, smokey and a breeze to make. We’ve come across many a styles of this chorizo and potato dish in our culinary adventures across the Sydney tapas scene, and now we have a favourite recipe to make at home, too. It’s great as a side dish at barbecues, as an alternative [...]

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Spring tapas: Grilled haloumi with watermelon and caramelised balsamic

I’ve always liked haloumi and often use it in salads or lightly fried and dressed with lemon zest oil, but recently I discovered this particular watermelon pairing at gallon. - our local wine bar. Mr Chipconnoisseur is so in love with the warm saltiness of the cheese and sweet chilll of the [...]

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