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Spanish-Style Jarcuterie

Skewers of Manchego cheese and figs, and chorizo and tomatoes stand tall in these cute charcuterie jars (aka jarcuterie) with a base of spiced almonds and olives.

Servings
6
Prep Time
25 min
Duration
25 min

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1¼ cups whole blanched almonds (marcona, if possible)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp each sea salt and ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1¼ cups pitted green olives
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 5 oz Manchego cheese, cut into ¾-inch chunks
  • 6-8 fresh or dried figs, halved
  • 7 oz cured chorizo, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 6 rosemary stems, for garnish

Equipment

  • 12 small wooden skewers, divided
  • 6 glass jars (6-8 oz)

Preparation

  1. To a medium skillet on medium-high, add one-half of oil and almonds. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently. 
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine paprika, salt and cayenne. When almonds are lightly toasted, remove from heat and stir in spices. Transfer almonds to a bowl and wipe out the skillet. 
  3. Return skillet to medium heat. Heat remaining one-half of oil. Add garlic, allow to sizzle for 30 seconds. Stir in olives, chopped rosemary and lemon zest. Heat for 1 minute then and remove from heat.
  4. Using one-half of wooden skewers, skewer cheese and fig halves, alternating between them. Using remaining one-half of skewers, skewer chorizo and tomatoes, alternating between them. 
  5. Assemble jars: Divide almonds among jars. Top with olives and 1 of each skewer. Garnish each with a rosemary sprig. (MAKE AHEAD: Make and assemble jars up to 1 day ahead. Cover loosely and refrigerate until ready to serve.)

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 jar
  • Calories 531
  • Carbohydrate Content 20 g
  • Cholesterol Content 54 mg
  • Fat Content 43 g
  • Fiber Content 6 g
  • Protein Content 21 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 12 g
  • Sodium Content 1046 mg
  • Sugar Content 12 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 22 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 6 g