These bites, inspired by Spanish tapas, are great go-to party recipes in this season of snacking with friends. To turn them into a meal, cook several kinds or make one and add a salad and crusty bread.

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Serrano Ham–Wrapped Prawns

Serrano Ham-Wrapped Prawns
Credit: Photography by Armando Rafael

"My mom came up with pancetta-wrapped prawns decades ago, and it was the first 30-minute meal I ever taught! This one uses Serrano ham instead of pancetta." —Rach

Brussels with Chorizo

Brussels with Chorizo
Credit: Photography by Armando Rafael

Cauliflower Steaks with Romesco Sauce

Cauliflower Steaks with Romesco Sauce
Credit: Photography by Armando Rafael

Gambas al Ajillo (Garlic Shrimp)

Gambas al Ajillo (Garlic Shrimp)
Credit: Photography by Armando Rafael

"A truffle shaver gets your garlic nice and thin. And it's better than using a razor blade like Paulie in GoodFellas!" —Rach

Watch & Learn

Watch & Learn Stirring Gambas Al Ajillo
Credit: Photography by Armando Rafael

Save those shrimp shells! Cook them in oil or broth for a few minutes, strain, and then use the juices to add a hit of flavor to sauces, soups, or risottos.

Stuffed Tomatoes with Serrano & Manchego

Stuffed Tomatoes with Serrano & Manchego
Credit: Photography by Armando Rafael

"Stuffed tomatoes are also a beautiful side dish for steak night." —Rach

Watch & Learn

Watch & Learn scooping out tomatoes
Credit: Photography by Armando Rafael

Use a spoon to scoop out the center of the tomato, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Line with the ham and stuff with the breadcrumbs.

Crispy Eggplant with Honey & Rosemary

Crispy Eggplant with Honey & Rosemary
Credit: Photography by Armando Rafael

Albondigas (Spanish Meatballs with Beef, Pork & Ham)

Albondigas (Spanish Meatballs with Beef, Pork & Ham)
Credit: Photography by Armando Rafael

Drunken Mushrooms

Drunken Mushrooms
Credit: Photography by Armando Rafael

Crispy Fried-Cod Bites

Crispy Fried-Cod Bites
Credit: Photography by Armando Rafael

Chicken with Chorizo & Olives

Chicken with Chorizo & Olives
Credit: Photography by Armando Rafael

"This is a fabulous potluck-friendly dish. Or just slap these babies on some bread for an awesome sandwich!" —Rach