12.010 La Tabla Katrina


15 (Fri) January 2021

La Tabla Katrina


by me

at home

-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-


Picking up random items on various shopping trips over the past few months, I had accumulated enough goodies to constitute a legit tabla: Spanish-style cheese and charcuterie platter.  I was inspired to make the platter tonight, following an impromptu pintxo that I had created earlier in the week (see 12.006 Three Herrings and a Loaf of Bread).

I named it after Kat, who gave me the board (inscribed with my initials, which I plan on getting tattooed on my arm someday).

The spread included baguette + green olives (sorry, but the store only carries Goya) + yellow peppers + kalamata olives + corniche pickles + Spanish cheeses (Iberico, Manchego, Queso de Cabra) + chorizo + sun-dried tomato paste + truffle paste + jalapeńos (not pictured).

These really made it work.
Our local supermarket even sells Spanish wine – this cava, nice and dry, just 7,000 won!

In recent years, I am quite pleased that mainstream grocery stores in Korea have significantly diversified their products to include more imported products, including goods from Spain.

Pintxo (3.5): truffle paste + jamón serrano + Queso de Cabra cheese + jalapeño + green olive.
Pintxo (3.0): sun-dried tomato paste + chorizo + Manchego cheese + jalapeño + pickle.

W and the boys saw what I was up to and made themselves ramyeon for dinner.  More for me.

(See also FOODS.)

(See also PLACES.)

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