Nothing for Dinner

In an unusual turn of events, we had nothing specific planned for dinner tonight. There were a few things in the fridge, but nothing in particular, and nothing that seemed like it could have a meal built around it.

And then I thought: tapas!

In about 45 minutes I banged out the following small plates:

  • Steamed and sauteed brocolli with garlic and chiles.
  • Chorizo and sweet red peppers sauteed in olive oil.
  • Patatas bravas (roasted potato chunks with a Spanish style chili sauce).
  • Big chunks of smoked salmon (not gravlax; actual smoked salmon).
  • Olives and pickled onions.
  • Two cheeses.
  • Sliced chiabatta.
  • A nice bottle of Argentinian Malbec (OK, that wasn’t a plate).

Here’s to improvising!

4 thoughts on “Nothing for Dinner

  1. So THATA’S what you call a meal like that. I’ve always called it “eating out of the fridge.”

    Tapas has a decidedly more elegant ring to it. :)


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