A picada is a wonderful Argentinian tradition of serving a tray of artfully arranged finger foods for everyone to share. It's a genius idea for entertaining - people simply "pick" at the foods (the name picada comes from the Spanish verb picar) while they enjoy wine or beer and socialize. A picada can be an appetizer, especially before an asado (meal from the grill) or as a late night supper/snack among friends.
, french fries, slices of bread, and peanuts.
- (These are just suggestions...)
- Sliced deli meat, such as smoked turkey and ham
- Hard Salami
- Sliced chorizo sausage
- Cubes of cheese - cheddar, monterey jack, farmer's cheese
- Green and Black Olives
- Slices of pizza, cut into bite-size pieces
- An omelette, cut into bite-size pieces (Spanish Omelet Recipe - Tortilla Espanola)
- Smoked Almonds
- Dried Fruit
- Grainy Mustard
- Chimichurri Sauce
- Slices of French bread
Arrange meats and cheeses decoratively on a tray.
Serve bread and nuts in small bowls on the side, and provide toothpicks or forks and small plates to guests.