The Transformer tapas table awaits guests on Flickr by beFOODled.
Here's what my buffet table looked like at the beginning of our party. In the foreground are the potato and onion tortillas (recipe coming soon) and behind them, three kinds of olives from Parma Ravioli on Wellington Street. Arcee the Transformer presided over the food while Decepticon Rumble, hanging by a string off our front door, welcomed guests :)
The fourth larger dish next to the olives contains chorizo slices flavoured with orange zest. I am so flattered that two of our friends thought I made the chorizo by hand! Alas, I am no sausage maker, but I do know how to use a frying pan. Here's the recipe:
Chorizo slices with orange zest
adapted from President's Choice Magazine, May 1999
2 hot chorizo sausages
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 clove minced garlic
2 Tbsp white wine
zest of one orange
Freeze the chorizo for a couple of hours so that it remains firm while you slice it. Slice it on the diagonal into 1/4-inch thick rounds. Fry in a frying pan over medium heat until browned on both sides. Add the garlic when almost done and cook for one minute. Add the wine and orange zest. Reduce the wine for a few minutes. Drain the fat and put the slices into a bowl. Top with some fresh slivers of orange zest.