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Spanish Inspired Appetizer Board

Spanish Inspired Appetizer Board

This is a fun and easy Spanish inspired appetizer board to put together for your next holiday party, or for a last minute cocktail party. We keep things simple with meats and cheeses, but we do add a little pizazz with camarones al ajillo (garlic shrimp) and sardines in extra virgin olive oil. Then we add some extras: crusty bread, Spanish olives and redskin Spanish peanuts. Serve the delicious appetizers with Sangria for a perfect Spanish inspired party spread you and your guests will love. Enjoy!

 

Appetizer Board Ingredients:

Camarones al Ajillo (click for ingredients and recipe)

3.75 oz. can Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil (two layer 12-22 Fish)

3-4 oz. Prosciutto, sliced

3-4 oz. Sweet Serrano Ham, sliced

3-4 oz. Chorizo, Spanish style dry cured sausage

3-4 oz. Salami, sliced

3-4 oz. Manchego Cheese, sliced

3-4 oz. Cheddar or other favorite type, sliced or cubed

1 cup Spanish Olives, pitted

1 cup Redskin Spanish Peanuts

1 loaf Crusty Bread, sliced thin

1 Large Bottle of Sangria, premade

Orange Slices, for the sangria

Lime Slices, for the sangria

14.5 oz. can Fruit Cocktail, no sugar added variety, drained, for the sangria

 

Instructions

  • Place the olives and peanuts in separate bowls.
  • Place the sardines and the camarones al ajillo in shallow bowls.
  • Arrange all of the items on a large board, leaving some space between them so they are easy to access.
  • Add the sliced bread to a bread basket and place it nearby.
  • Place the sliced oranges, limes and fruit cocktail in a large pitcher and add chilled sangria. Serve in wine glasses over ice.
  • Remember to keep serving spoons, forks, toothpicks, serving plates and napkins by the appetizer board.

 

This Spanish Inspired Appetizer Board will serve about 8 people, for a cocktail hour.

 

Cook’s Notes:

Slice the cheeses and meat into individual servings. While that whole wedge or block of cheese and the salami log look lovely on the board for a picture, it’s much easier (and neater) for your guests if all the food is pre-sliced and ready to enjoy.

 

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