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{Pa amb tomàquet} Spanish Tomato Bread Recipe

One of the greatest things about the places we uncovered for Off Menu was restaurants like Mockingbird Hill that were totally transporting. Yes, it’s a bar in DC and has a lot of unique flairs like pour-over coffee, punk music, and industrial decor. But, the owner, Derek Brown, is a self-proclaimed sherry advocate and has made Mockingbird Hill into a sherry and ham bar that could just as easily be somewhere in Spain. 

The food was simple but well done and one of my favorites was his twists on the classic tapas bite, Pa amb tomàquet aka Pan Con Tomate. If you haven’t had it before it’s toasted bread that gets topped with tomato and garlic and is major for someone like me whose top comfort foods are tomatoes, garlic, and bread! But Derek tops it with everything from aged Manchego cheese to marinated white anchovies and Serrano ham so we took a page from his book and did the same!

Now, go stock up on all your cooking essentials, then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

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{Pa amb tomàquet} Spanish Tomato Bread Recipe

{Pa amb tomàquet} Spanish Tomato Bread Recipe

Mockingbird Hill is a bar in DC and has unique flairs like pour-over coffee, punk music, and industrial decor. But, the owner, Derek Brown, is a self-proclaimed sherry advocate and has made Mockingbird Hill into a sherry and ham bar. The food is simple but well done and one of my favorites was his twists on the classic tapas bite, Pan Con Tomate.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Roma tomatoes halved and seeds scooped out
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and halved
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ideally Spanish, plus extra for finishing
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 4 to 6 slices Toasted crusty bread
  • Maldon sea salt or other flaky sea salt, for garnish
  • Thinly sliced Serrano ham for garnish
  • Thinly sliced Manchego cheese for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Grate the tomatoes on the large holes of a box grater. Then, using the fine holes, grate the garlic over the tomatoes. Add the measured salt, the olive oil and the vinegar, and stir to combine, then sit aside 5 to 10 minutes before using.
  • Meanwhile, toast or grill the bread until it is lightly charred. Spread a large spoonful of the grated tomato mixture onto the bread, then top with a few curls of ham, a few shavings of cheese, another drizzle of oil, and serve. 
Keyword bar appetizer, easy appetizer, spanish appetizer, Tapas
Tried this recipe?Mention @saltandwind or tag #swsociety!

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