Recipe for Manchego Quince Skewers
Outstanding taste and presentation on this tapas dish. Many people consider the Manchego and quince paste (membrillo) combination a national flavor of Spain. Exotic and yummy.
1 pound quince paste (membrillo), see note
1 cup almonds, roasted and finely chopped
1 pound Manchego cheese, see note
1 bunch watercress
Cut the quince paste into 1-inch cubes and roll them in the crushed almonds. Cut the cheese into 1-inch cubes.
Put a quince cube onto a toothpick, then a watercress leaf followed by a cube of cheese. Place on a platter and serve.
Note: Parmigiano-Reggiano can be substituted for the Manchego. Quince paste can be found in cheese shops or Latin markets.