Rick Stein's Flamenco eggs with tomato and Serrano ham is what you might call Spain on a plate – a sum-up dish of everything we love about Spanish cooking: serrano ham, chorizo, pimentón, tomatoes, garlic and onion. To these basic ingredients he's also added green beans and peas in this recipe from Rick Stein's Long Weekends, and you could also add sliced, cooked new potatoes or chickpeas or the big butter beans called judión.
Griddled asparagus with quail’s eggs and chorizo. A simple dinner-party starter. Once the egg, asparagus and chorizo are cooked, it's a quick an easy assembly job. Quail’s eggs are a bit fiddly to peel but they look very pretty in this salad. If you want to use hen’s eggs, cook 6 in boiling water for 7 minutes then cool in iced water and peel and quarter to serve.