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Pintxo De Sardina Picante (Spicy Sardines)

Presented on the menu at Despana, a Spanish foods store and cafe (408 Broome St.) in New York, this pintxo combines heat, salt and the sea in one bite. Easily put together from prepared foods, it is a sure dinner party hit in flavor and style. Many of these ingredients are available online or in a specialty foods store.

Pintxo De Sardina Picante (Spicy Sardines)
Eve Turow for NPR
Pintxo De Sardina Picante (Spicy Sardines)
Eve Turow for NPR

French baguette or other white, crusty bread, cut into 1/2-inch slices

Sardines packaged in hot sauce

Cherry tomatoes

Pickled guindilla peppers

Simply pile ingredients atop one another, bread, then sardine, tomato and pepper. Secure with a toothpick. Serve chilled.

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