I am always excited to see how folk in countries I am new to entertain with food at home.
Firstly we had some spicy sausages and mushrooms done on the grill.
Before too long my hosts brought out a side of lamb they had been slow roasting, and were going to put on the BBQ to get the smokey flavour through- YUMMM!
A platter of sauteed onion, courgette (zuccini) and aubergine (eggplant)
The lamb was simply to-die-for. And what a great idea!
A pintxo (Basque: [ˈpintʃo]) or pincho (Spanish: [ˈpintʃo], literally "thorn" or "spike") is a snack typically eaten in bars, traditional in northern Spain and especially popular in the Basque country. They are usually eaten in bars or taverns as a small snack while hanging out with friends or relatives; thus, they have a strong socializing component, and they are usually regarded as a cornerstone of Basque culture and society. They are related to tapas, the main difference being that pintxos are usually 'spiked' with a skewer or toothpick, often to a piece of bread. They are served in individual portions and always ordered and paid for independently from the drinks. It is not impossible, however, to have the same item called "pintxo" in the Basque Country and "tapa" elsewhere.
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