Tapas of pepperoncini and anchovies (Spanish: pintxo de guindilla y anchoas) is believed to be the original Basque tapas. Apparently, in one bar in the old part of San Sebastian, the owner used to serve olives, anchovies and pickled pepperoncini to his customers. One of the customers got the idea of combining them all on one spike.
Fish stew is a popular dish in the coastal Croatia. There are many regional and local variations of this recipe, depending what's swimming in the nearby waters. Fish stew is so popular in the coastal Croatia that almost every house has its own recipe.
Mussels in a white wine sauce is very common dish in coastal Croatia. Mussels are of a good quality here, and they are cheap, especially in southern Croatia.