Some tapas dishes suitable for parties include apple and manchego crostini, mushroom and ham croquettes, tortilla Española, Mediterranean style olive toasts and smoked salmon-wrapped asparagus. Other interesting tapas ideas include bacon-wrapped apricots, stuffed sweet peppers, mini personal pizzas, cheese quesadillas, and provolone and roasted red pepper crisps.
Mini brie tarts with lemon curd are a sweet and tasty starter that is easy to make. Prepare four mini tart shells by filling them halfway with a brie cheese. Bake these in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes or until they are golden brown and the cheese is bubbling. Remove the tart shells from the oven, and apply a small scoop of lemon curd on top of each. These tarts can be served individually or in pairs to each guest.
Prepare smoked salmon-wrapped asparagus spears by steaming the asparagus until it is slightly tender, and then set the asparagus aside. Cut a portion of smoked salmon into strips approximately 4 inches long and 2 inches wide. Prepare a garlic and herb or other flavorful spread, and coat the salmon strips lightly on one side. Lay the asparagus spears in the center of each piece of salmon, with the spread facing up, and roll the salmon strips around the asparagus. Serve two or three of these smoked salmon-wrapped asparagus spears to each guest.