I am still a little obsessed with Spanish cooking. It is my current ‘go to’ for visitors. And I have been investigating tapas. I need some entrees to my paella.
Pintxo or pincho are basically tapas on skewers/toothpicks. I think they originated in the Basque region. When I went to Naked in the Sky I had them. And they were a great start to the night. So, I thought I would make some at home.
These simple tasty pintxo are so easy to make.
All you do is just put green chilli peppers, manchego cheese and olives on a toothpick. Delicious.
You can buy these ingredients at delis and supermarkets with a Mediterranean bent all over Melbourne. The chillies come in a jar.
This time I bought big green olives marinated with fennel and preserved lemon. And I cut them up before I put them on the toothpick. Or you could buy smaller pitted olives and put them straight on the toothpick. This might be a bit more straightforward (I did have a few techinical issues with pitting giant olives …)
You can eat these pintxo by themselves. They are perfect accompanied by a dry sherry (yes, I know, sorta Nanna … but sorta cool).