Banderillas

With fresh asparagus, tender shrimp, smoky ham and salty olives, these appetizers are bursting with a great blend of flavors!

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

4
asparagus spears, each cut into 6 (1-inch) pieces
1/2
cup water
24
frilled toothpicks or cocktail-size skewers
24
cooked deveined peeled tiny shrimp (about 90 count per lb), tails removed
24
small pieces (1x1/2 inch each) fully cooked smoked ham
24
pitted green Spanish olives
1/4
cup olive or vegetable oil
4
cloves garlic, sliced
1/4
cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/4
cup finely chopped dill pickle

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 1-quart microwavable bowl, place asparagus and add water. Cover with plastic wrap, folding back one edge 1/4 inch to vent steam. Microwave on High about 2 minutes or until asparagus is just tender and can be pierced with a fork; drain. Immediately rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2 On each toothpick, skewer 1 shrimp, 1 asparagus piece, 1 ham piece and 1 olive.
  • 3 In small microwavable bowl, place 1 tablespoon of the oil and the garlic. Microwave uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds or until garlic is softened. In food processor or blender, place parsley, cooked garlic in oil, pickle and remaining 3 tablespoons oil; cover and process about 1 minute or until mixture is smooth. Serve banderillas with sauce.
  • 1 In 1-quart microwavable bowl, place asparagus and add water. Cover with plastic wrap, folding back one edge 1/4 inch to vent steam. Microwave on High about 2 minutes or until asparagus is just tender and can be pierced with a fork; drain. Immediately rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2 On each toothpick, skewer 1 shrimp, 1 asparagus piece, 1 ham piece and 1 olive.
  • 3 In small microwavable bowl, place 1 tablespoon of the oil and the garlic. Microwave uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds or until garlic is softened. In food processor or blender, place parsley, cooked garlic in oil, pickle and remaining 3 tablespoons oil; cover and process about 1 minute or until mixture is smooth. Serve banderillas with sauce.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Banderillas, named for their similarity to the colorful ornamented darts used in the bullring, are a familiar form of tapas in northern Spain.

The trick to eating banderillas is to put everything that is on the toothpick in your mouth at the same time so that the flavors blend. Use just a dab of sauce to add zest.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
40
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.