Spain Food Tours: Gambas Pil Pil for Tapas

November 16, 2020  |  By Liz SanFilippo Hall
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Tapas and vermouth on a culinary tour of SpainTapas restaurants and bars abound in Spain, and the small bites of food are the perfect way to discover a lot of delicious traditional foods on a Spain food tour. Whichever of our Spain culinary tours you take, you are sure to have plenty of tapas. The “snacks” got their start (and name) as a small dish that could be fit on the top of a wine glass.

Today, tapas are often small in size, but you’ll rarely find them atop your wine! As you can discover on a Spain food tour, tapas are served in all shapes and sizes, and are often wonderful for sharing. They also pair perfectly with the Spanish wines you can taste on our wine tours in Spain, including sherry and vermouth, or with beer or cider.

One popular bite-sized dish is gambas pil pil, or prawns pil pil style, a dish that is best served sizzling. This dish is an easy one too, as it simply involves cooking the shrimp/prawns in olive oil, along with a bit of chili and a lot of garlic, for just a few minutes.

Gambas pil pil during a Spain cooking classCooking and serving this tapas dish in a ramekin will be like taking a culinary vacation to Spain! Your kitchen will smell wonderful, and your tastebuds will be delighted.

Learn more about gambas pil pil and other traditional tapas dishes in a Spain cooking class in Andalusia or perhaps even a cooking vacation, such as Cooking in Andalusian Olive Country with Chef Clive or Basque Cuisine in Bilbao. Our Walking Foodie Tour and Private Class in Barcelona is also another opportunity to visit a top counter restaurant, where lots of tapas with wine are served.

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