Banderillas Recipe

Banderillas is a delectable and tasty Spanish snack. Learn how to make/prepare Banderillas by following this easy recipe.
Banderillas Recipe
Difficulty Average
  • 4 Asparagus Spears [each cut into 6 (1-inch) pieces]
  • ½ cup Water
  • 24 frilled Toothpicks or cocktail-size Skewers
  • 2 tiny Shrimp (de-veined, peeled, tails removed & cooked)
  • 24 small pieces (1x1/2 inch each) smoked Ham (fully cooked)
  • 24 Green Spanish Olives (pitted)
  • 4 tbsp Olive/Vegetable Oil
  • 4 cloves Garlic (sliced)
  • ¼ cup fresh Parsley (finely chopped)
  • ¼ cup Dill Pickle (finely chopped)
How to make Banderillas:
  • Put asparagus in a one-quart microwave bowl. Add water. Cover with a plastic wrap and fold back one edge by 1/4 inch, to vent steam.
  • Heat in the oven for about 2 minutes on high temperature or until the asparagus is just folk-tender.
  • Drain and rinse immediately with cold water. Drain again.
  • Skewer one piece each of ham, asparagus, shrimp and Spanish olive on each toothpick.
  • Put 1 tbsp of oil and garlic in a microwave bowl and heat in the oven on High, for 30-60 seconds.
  • Blend parsley, cooked garlic (in oil), pickle and remaining oil in a food processor to make a smooth mixture.
  • Serve banderillas with the parsley mix.