Javier is a Basque born, trained chef and hospitality professional, owner of Basco Fine Foods, a Spanish food and drink importer based in Yorkshire. He regularly runs client food and drink events around the country and he is a course tutor at Hartingtons of Bakewell cookery school. Javier’s passion lies on bringing quality Spanish ingredients and recipes to as many people as possible.
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Tigres are a classic pintxo from Bilbao made from a stuffing mix made with onions, chopped fresh mussels, paprika and tomato, stuffed into the actual mussel shell, coated with a thick bechamel sauce, rolled in flour, egg and breadcrumbs and fried until golden brown. Taberna baste in the old part of Bilbao, sells hundreds of these tasty pintxos every weekend and has been make them the same way for over 30 years.