Spanish tapas - can you help me identify these ingredients?
Some friends of mine were just married in Spain and we are throwing them a post-wedding party back at home. I'd love to recreate some of the dishes from the trip but am having trouble identifying some of the ingredients. Any ideas?
Here is what I think they could be:
Pic 1) The purple stuff looks like olive tapenade maybe, or eggplant (I didn't taste it so have no idea what it could be) with tomatoes, asparagus and I can't tell what the creamy white stuff is.
Pic 2) The second one looks like anchovy or sardine wrapped around pickled peppers on half a cherry tomato on top of some kind of soft white cheese?
Pic 3) The last one looks like smoked fish with some kind of herb.
Any ideas would be much appreciated!
Much better pics...but...I still have no idea! ha.
The first is so purple. I don't think they have a variety of purple potatoes (like Peruvian purple potatoes) in Spain, do they? Eggplant doesn't usually stay that purple when cooked, so maybe tapenade after all. Young manchego is very white, so I'm thinking that that could be the cheese in the second picture. And that definitely is a pickled guindilla pepper the anchovy is wrapped around. Maybe the last could be topped with smoked eel.
I just sent this link to a Chowhound friend who just got back from hitting the tapas bars in Barcelona. Hope she's more helpful than I am!