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Spanish Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo)

Every Spanish restaurant serves this dish of shrimp cloaked in garlic-infused olive oil with smoky hints of paprika and a touch of sweetness from sherry. Make sure you have all your ingredients together...

Author: Chef John

Tortilla Espanola (Spanish Tortilla)

Unlike most omelets, a Spanish tortilla is served at room temperature. It is the classic tapa, prepared all over Spain.

Author: sjmoraes

Authentic Mexican Shrimp Cocktail (Coctel de Camarones estilo Mexicano)

I prepare this refreshing shrimp cocktail for my family a lot during the hot summer days. Being a Mexican family, we always add Mexican hot sauce (such as Valentina® or Tapatio®) and serve with saltine...

Author: Mexican Sweetheart

Grilled Marinated Shrimp

This makes the best shrimp! Remove from skewers and serve on a bed of pasta with sauce for a great meal.

Author: Robbie Rice

Captain Duarte's Salt Cod Cakes

Based on my father-in-laws recipe, these fish cakes use salt cod. Trust me, it is worth the effort to find the salt cod. The slight saltiness of the cod brings out a whole new dimension of flavor. Who...

Author: NainInCandia

Air Fryer Calamari

Guilt-free crispy air-fried calamari! Serve with cocktail sauce and lemon wedges if desired.

Author: Soup Loving Nicole

Chorizo Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Delicious and easy! Poblanos seemed like a logical choice for kicking stuffed peppers up a notch. We were amazed by how well these turned out. Give them a try! Recipe could easily be doubled or tripled...

Author: jiver

Ceviche Peruano

This ceviche is the best you will ever have. It is from Peru and I love making it every time I have friends and family over.

Author: Ana O.

Crispy Tuna Croquettes

Tuna, panko, and fresh herbs are used to create delicious Spanish tapas-inspired bite-size croquettes with garlic aioli for dipping. Garnish with sprigs of parsley.

Author: MariaTheSoaper

Sundried Tomato Tapenade

A to-die-for take on the usual olive tapenade. Don't use California sundried tomatoes because they are too sweet! Every time I make this I get requests for the recipe! I've never actually had the patience...

Author: Alexis May Tanner

Linguine with Cajun Spiced Shrimp and Corn

After throwing some ingredients together for tapas, the flavor was so fresh and light my family asked for more. By warming it through with a few more ingredients I turned it into a family meal with pasta...

Author: MommyDiva

Sausage Stuffed Piquillo Peppers

There's nothing quite like the piquillo pepper. They're sweet, fruity, slightly smoky, and just bitter enough. For me, they're the San Marzano tomatoes of peppers. And while I enjoy them in literally anything,...

Author: Chef John

Scallop and Prosciutto Bites

A different version of the commonly seen appetizer of scallops wrapped in bacon. Using prosciutto allows for the subtle flavors of this meat to come through without overpowering the wonderful flavor of...


Mini Ham And Cheese Rolls

These are fantastic for both a super bowl party or a luncheon tea. They are addictive, so be sure to make an extra batch.


Gorgonzola Stuffed Mini Potatoes

These miniature potatoes make the perfect finger food. Use a strong-flavored Cheddar or feta instead of Gorgonzola for a nice twist!

Author: France C

Artichoke Bites I

I love this appetizer either hot or cold. If you love artichokes and cheese, you should enjoy this recipe.

Author: PEG13

Little Broccoli Bites

These are great little broccoli appetizers shaped into balls that are baked (not fried). They can also be made ahead of time and frozen. Can be served warm or cold. Always a hit with company.

Author: PTRICK

Red Potato Bites

These wonderful sour cream, bacon and chive-stuffed red potatoes are a perfect appetizer for any occasion. Easy to prepare ahead of time, top off with Cheddar cheese, and broil as your guests arrive. A...


Fried Manchego Cheese

A fabulous Manchego cheese appetizer for a cocktail party, or even a dinner party.

Author: Starrynight

Juicy and Spicy Ceviche

This is a super juicy and moist ceviche! It is so good! Serve with tortilla chips.

Author: Kasey

Crab Swiss Bites

These hot appetizer bites are delicious and easy to make. Rolls are separated into pieces, topped with a crabmeat and Swiss cheese mixture, and sprinkled with water chestnuts. They're a definite crowd...


Arroz Tapado (Rice On Top)

A fun Peruvian dish that looks cool and is always a hit with the kids! Seasoned meat is the surprise center to the rice on top. Makes great leftovers!

Author: Katie

Artichoke Bites II

Warm and flavorful, these cheesy quiche-like appetizers are a popular favorite.

Author: Linda

Clams and Chourico

These clams are steamed in dark beer with chourico sausage and red onions for a full flavored meal.


Tofu and Rice Stuffed Peppers

Italian style stuffed bell peppers for the vegetarian (can easily be prepared vegan). Even my meat-eating husband loved these.

Author: N1COLE

Mango Ceviche

Ceviche is a Peruvian dish that is usually made with rocoto peppers. Since rocoto peppers are difficult to obtain outside of Peru, jalapeno peppers are an adequate substitute. Excellent as dip for tortilla...

Author: Steven Marshall

Hoy Lai Pad Nam Prik Pow (Clams with Chili Paste and Basil)

Clams prepared this way always garner standing ovations from my guests. Little do they know that it is a very fast and uncomplicated dish to prepare. For that reason--and of course for its delicious taste--I...

Author: Toi

Antipasto on a Stick

These make-ahead, quick appetizers are a party-favorite!

Author: Lindsey

Antojitos Minis

These little Mexican inspired appetizers are easy to prepare and the many ingredients may be varied according to taste. Try layering the cheeses and vegetables in different variations for a colorful and...

Author: sal

Gambas Pil Pil (Prawns, Chilean Style)

Rich, golden garlic cloves and a splash of pisco flavor juicy prawns in this Chilean version of a classic Spanish tapa.

Author: damasio

Stuffed Endive

These egg-salad stuffed endive leaves make a great appetizer instead of salty chips. They look pretty too. If you are taking them to a party, the egg-salad may be made the night before and refrigerated...

Author: ELEANOR1052

City Ceviche

A wonderful appetizer to enjoy with friends when San Francisco's Indian summer warms the city. The true way to 'cook' the fish is to marinate it in citrus juice overnight, but I find that the poaching...


Prosciutto e Melone on a Stick

Prosciutto and cantaloupe are thread on a bamboo toothpick with red and green grapes creating a colorful and delicious appetizer!

Author: Lindsey

Deep Fried Camembert and Cranberry Sauce

Easy, fast, entree-style meal that impresses everyone.

Author: Baztrac

Baked Plantain with Cheese

A popular South American way to serve plantain. Simple and delicious. Optional: Serve with aji criollo.

Author: siulinskitchen

Tuna Bites

This is a great bite-sized appetizer to serve at parties, or to give to kids for lunch, or anytime. These can be served hot or cold, and they freeze well. Serve with sweet chile sauce.

Author: Paul Bevins

Citrus Ceviche

My take on the classic Peruvian ceviche. The acidity of the citrus fruit 'cooks' the fish. A nice refreshing meal on a hot summer day. It's imperative to use only freshly caught fish!

Author: Althea

Grilled Halloumi with Herbed Berry Salsa

Grilled halloumi is topped with a fresh-tasting salsa made from sweet blueberries, tart red currants, fresh herbs, and a spicy fresh pepper. Serve this as an appetizer or light lunch. It also makes a lovely...

Author: Buckwheat Queen

Humitas Chilenas

These savory corn and cheese packets have a little heat from the chiles, and a little sweetness from the basil.

Author: damasio

Spanish Pan Fried Shrimp with Garlic

A favorite tapas dish, these Spanish shrimp are infused with the flavors of garlic, olive oil, and chile peppers. Easy and authentic! Use as many chile peppers as you can take.

Author: Luis Luna

Caribbean Coconut Chicken Bites

This recipe translates into finger food and hors d'oeuvres as easily as it is served for a main course.

Author: Jerri Reed

Polpette di Patate Fritte (Potato and Prosciutto Fritters)

A simple and tasty dish that kids love and a good alternative to fries. You only need a few ingredients and dinner can be ready in no time at all.

Author: Monica Lenoci

Duck Bites

This is a great appetizer using wild duck breast. It reminds me of an appetizer I've had at formal gatherings that uses chicken livers.

Author: Annmarie Akeret Reilly

Fiesta Stuffed Peppers

I don't really care for stuffed green peppers, but I have found that I really like them with yellow, orange, or red peppers. The salsa gives these an added kick. If desired, you can sprinkle with grated...

Author: Lisa Meece

Artichoke Bites III

These taste fabulous and are best when served slightly chilled. Serve on a platter over a bed of flat leaf parsley for an attractive presentation.

Author: Kimber

Shrimp and Tortellini Skewers

Cute appetizer of alternating grilled shrimp and cheese tortellini.


Poor Man's Ceviche

This is a quick and delicious appetizer/dip dish. I promise most guests will enjoy it. You can add Tapatio® hot sauce or cayenne for a more spicy taste.

Author: Sandie Marie Leal

Mini Sweet Potato Samosas

Mini samosas made with curried sweet potatoes and wontons. Serve with ketchup or chutney.

Author: Anonymous

Roasted Oranges with Thyme

Served as a side dish or an appetizer, this sweet-savory combination of roasted oranges and thyme is intriguing.

Author: lutzflcat

Chorizo Bites

This is an amazing appetizer, which will be eaten in seconds. I can never seem to make enough. Everyone loves them and asks me to make every time.

Author: tfremont