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5 Christmas starter ideas

Looking for Christmas Day starter ideas? Here are 5 Spanish Tapas recipes you can prepare to impress your loved ones.

Christmas starters are a serious thing in Spain, as they are sometimes as special as the main event. A good plate of jamon is traditionally served first followed by some tapas and good wine. So, if you are looking for ideas to kick off your dinner, we have rounded up some Christmas starter ideas:

Vegetarian empanadillas recipe

1. Tuna Empanadillas

Whet the appetite for the main event with some Empanadillas. This quick dish can be filled with basically anything, but the tuna version is the most popular one.

Pastel de Cabracho recipe

2. Pastel de Cabracho

This tasty pâté was originally created by the famous Spanish chef Juan Mari Arzak in 1971. It is a great choice for Christmas because it can be prepared in advance. It would make a sensational starter served with fresh crusty bread.

Langostinos al ajillo recipe

3. Langostinos al Ajillo

Langostinos al Ajillo is a super-easy but delicious way to serve shrimps. This recipe takes only a few minutes to prepare. The only disadvantage is that it needs to be prepared right before serving, as shrimps get cold pretty fast.

Vegetarian Croquetas Recipe

4. Vegetarian Croquetas

Croquetas are one of the most popular tapas all around Spain. We have chosen the vegetarian version to suit all tastes around your table.

Calamares a la Romana

5. Calamares a la Romana

Crunchy on the outside and juicy and moist on the inside, which make them another great sharing starter.

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