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.
French baguette or other white, crusty bread, cut into 1/2-inch slices
Sardines packaged in hot sauce
Pickled guindilla peppers
Simply pile ingredients atop one another, bread, then sardine, tomato and pepper. Secure with a toothpick. Serve chilled.