Diana came over last night and helped me make a mini tapas dinner out of some Farmer’s Market finds, including Pimientos De Padron which Calvin Trillin writes about in his most recent book, “Feeding A Yen.” Neither of us were prepared for how spicy they were. I ate a few and thought they were fine but after Diana ate one that caused her to gargle with Clorax for relief, I ate a bigger one and had a similar reaction. What follows is a short film that highlights the three tapas we set out to make—we’re not even sure they’re tapas, we only know (with the exception of the Pimientos) that everything tasted good.
Note: That’s Diana squealing like a girl when she tries to flip the frittata. My scream is deeper and far more manly. (You can kind of hear it when I add the pimientos to the pan.)
Note #2: The recipes come from: The Craft Cookbook (for the potatoes and aioli), random online searches (for the pimientos) and Molto Italiano (for the frittata.)