Morcilla is a Spanish type of black pudding that's eaten throughout Spain, often as tapas or in stews. I absolutely love the whole concept of tapas, I've been on a few trips to Northern Spain where it's easy to spend a night wandering between tapas bars, choosing the best on offer and washing it all down with cider or inexpensive red wine. It's such a convivial way to spend an evening, eating and drinking all night long!
I was really excited to try this Spanish Morcilla that unusually comes in a jar. It's perfect for whipping up some really tasty tapas in minutes. You simply heat the morcilla in a pan (or a microwave) and spread it on toast. Our Village Baking Co rustic sourdough makes an extremely good base and topping it off with our lovely caramelised red peppers adds just the right balance of sweetness.
This Morcilla has a beautifully rich and intense flavour with a slight kick from the pimenton. You can store the jar in your cupboard until it's needed, then keep in the fridge and use within seven days.
Morcilla with Caramelised Red Peppers
Enough to generously cover eight large slices of sourdough
1 jar Morcilla en Conserva
1 pack caramelised Spanish red peppers, roughly sliced
8 slices Village Baking Co Sourdough bread
1 small bunch parsley, picked and roughly chopped
Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
1. Heat the morcilla up in a pan for 2-3 minutes, turn off the heat and allow to cool a little. It does get really hot!
2. Toast the bread in a toaster or under a grill, when it's still hot, drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil.
3. Generously spread the Morcilla over each slice of toast and top with the peppers. Sprinkle over the chopped parsley and drizzle with a little extra olive oil. Cut each piece of toast into two or three pieces and serve.
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