The marinade for these shrimp& piquant mix of lemon juice, garlic, ginger, basil and parsley& be equally good with pork or chicken. The dipping sauce is almost chutney-like with chunks of whole tomatoes; lemongrass and lime juice add tang.
tapas When I am done using the slate for the cheeseboard, I can serve tapas on them too. I think we have some left over black slate tiles in the basement. If you're popping round here anytime soon, expect all nibbles on slate.
Bottega Albarino is THE best Spanish white wine. It comes from a region of Spain called Galicia, and though it can be difficult to find in the US, almost all private importers can procure it rather easily for you upon request.
This is a really enjoyable, interesting Spanish white. It has lively floral and melon overtones, but it's not too light and has a mineral taste on the finish. I really like it. It cost about $10 and got an 89 from a wine mag.