Sunday, May 15, 2016

Gildas Picantes – Spicy Anchovy Olive Skewers #SundaySupper

A classic Spanish tapa, gildas are simply made with guindilla chili peppers, pitted green olives and little anchovies. 

According to several Spanish recipe sites, gilda means lollipop in Spanish. I must confess that I haven’t been able to verify that with a dictionary, online or otherwise. For me, a lollipop is a chupete or chupeta – so I was guessing those were the South American words. So gilda must be lollipop in Spain. Nope! According to the dictionaries, in Spain lollipops are called piruletas. I even searched Basque or Catalan dictionaries, thinking they might lead to a clue of the origin of gilda.  No luck.

Anyway, here I am making some because whatever you call them, these little skewers are tasty. This week my Sunday Supper friends are all sharing tapas recipes in honor of the meal many of us will be eating together at Tapa Toro in Orlando on Sunday evening. I was already in over my head getting ready for the Food Wine Conference but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to share this very simple tapas recipe that really isn’t even a recipe. It’s just assembly and anyone can do it!

Make sure you scroll down to see all the other lovely tapas dishes we’ve made.

12 marinated anchovies in olive oil (Mine also had some chili.)
3-4 chili peppers (I used some long local peppers that are spicy but not too spicy.)
12 pitted green olives

Cut the peppers up into 1 inch or 2.5cm pieces. Wrap an anchovy around the pepper and secure it with your cocktail stick.

Skewer a green olive on the end.

Repeat until all of your gildas are assembled. Now, see, wasn’t that easy?

Serve with drinks before dinner.


Join us for the tapas party and make one (or more!) of these dishes. Follow and use the #SundaySupper hashtag to participate in the live Twitter chat tonight at 7 p.m. ET. Many thanks to our wonderful host for this event, Caroline of Caroline's Cooking.

Para Empezar, Las Tapas (Appetizers/tapas)
Postres (Desserts)
Bebidas (Drinks)
Plus Alcachofas al Ajillo – Garlicky Artichokes – and Spanish Tapas Recipes from Sunday Supper Movement

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