Posts Tagged ‘Tapas’

Jul. 12015

Tapas Party Videos

It’s the beginning of summer and a great time for casual entertaining and catching up with friends. Choose three or four easy tapas-style appetizers, ask a few friends to drop by, open some wine and gather around the Wood Stone Home oven for a relaxing and delicious evening. With salmon season in full swing, BBQ Spiced Salmon Bites with Chipotle Rémoulade might take center stage. Add in Prosciutto Wrapped Dates filled with Feta and Mint, Roasted Olives with Citrus and Herbs and Oven Roasted Padrón Peppers and you’ve got a party!

Check out our YouTube Playlist of Tapas Videos below:

Be sure to visit the Starters section of our Recipe Collection for other ideas such as crispy Oven-Fried Baby Artichokes, Pimentòn Garlic Shrimp with Orange Oil and Spiced Meatballs in Saffron Garlic Sauce.



Roasted Olives with Citrus and Herbs — this is my go-to appetizer for entertaining.  It’s so easy to have ready in minutes when guests arrive and people are always pleasantly surprised by how delicious something so simple can be.  The heat from the Wood Stone Home oven gives the olives a flavor boost while citrus, herbs and pepper flakes add great aroma and a little kick.  

-Chef Ann

It’s been awhile since we have been able to connect with oven owners in our neighborhood so we thought, “What better way to connect with old friends than in front of the oven?”   The complimentary class was a great way to share, engage and reconnect around stone hearth cooking.  Chef Frank Milward hosted the class and showcased some tasty Tapas and Hors d’oeuvres, including: Oysters RockefellerClassic Stuffed MushroomsBBQ Spiced Salmon BitesClams CataplanaSpanish Potato Tortilla with Chive AioliPimentón Garlic Shrimp with Orange OilFlatbread with Romesco Sauce, Bananas Foster Flambé and Pizza with Mahón Cheese and Tarragon, giving our guests some fun and new ideas on how they could expand their entertaining repertoire for the upcoming holiday season.  We truly enjoy spending time with our customers (who we consider part of the Wood Stone family) and hope to host more events like this in the future at the factory and at showrooms across the U.S.

Padron Peppers

Pimientos de Padrón, one of Spain’s most popular tapas are gaining popularity in this country and are a perfect match for your Wood Stone oven. These yummy delicacies have the perfect flavor balance of nutty, hot and sweet, though beware that one in every dozen may be blisteringly hot. Heat a sauté pan for a few minutes in a hot oven (400-600°) and cover the bottom with olive oil. Throw the whole peppers in and cook, stirring a few times until they start to blister…just a couple minutes! Serve on a plate, sprinkled with coarse salt; pick up by the stem and enjoy with a glass of chilled Fino Sherry. If you don’t see them at your farmers’ market order on line at or procure some seeds to start for next year at

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