Culture of the Canary Islands Gastronomy
There are many local delicacies we recommend you sample during your trip to the Canary Islands. These are some of the classics of Canarian Gastronomy you shouldn’t miss:
The humble potato is everyone’s favourite (and vegetarian friendly!). Papas arrugadas are potatoes boilt in salt-water with the peel on and generally served with the traditional Mojo.
Plátano de Canarias
More than a banana, Plátano de Canarias is nearly a food icon in the Canary Islands (and the rest of Spain also!). They are listed as ‘Indicacion Geografica Protegida’, which makes them a very unique and protected local product.
Mojo picón is another classic of Canarian Gastronomy you’ll see in every menu. It is a spicy sauce made with olive oil, garlic, white wine vinegar, paprika and chili peppers (either red or green, depending on the chili pepper chosen by the chef). Each cook has his/her own secret Mojo recipe.
Being an archipelago in the Atlantic, fish is part of the staple diet in the Canary Islands. Try two traditional fish dishes: Caldereta and Sancocho Canario.
These are just some suggestions, in addition there are plenty of local meats, cheeses and local drinks (such as Canarian Rum and Malvasia Wine) to delight your tastebuds. Our advice? Try them all!
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