Fuerteventura is one of the many islands of the Canaries in Atlantic Ocean, lying just off the coast of Africa. It is considered as one of the most attractive destinations for tourists who are interested on environment, cultural heritage and sustainability, and typically, Fuerteventura dishes are fresh and simple.
It’s town is dotted with cafes and restaurants that offer multi-cultural cuisines appealing to visitors with diverse taste preference. This summer, one of the hottest and most sought-after cuisines in Fuerteventura is Mediterranean cooking, primarily consisting of vegetables and exotic fruits with an emphasis on seafood, poultry, pastas, beans and grains.
Trying the Seafood Paella in one of the restaurants in Fuerteventura is the best way of getting an authentic taste of the Canary Islands’ gastronomy. If you are great lover of Paella, there are some restaurants in the harbour that offer flavorsome and traditional paella deals that includes a bottle of wine, a brandy or honey rum, at an average price. The meat, which is coated in olive oil to achieve a golden appearance, is served huge and full while the seafood is really fresh and moist.
One of the best sellers in Fuerteventura local restaurants are tapas dishes, which consist of several small dishes, similar to snacks that are served together to make a traditional Spanish meal. The most common tapas dishes include a salad, a stew, mixed meats, small white fish, spicy meatballs, Canarian soup and diced pork with rich sauce and goat meat.
The salad is soaked in vinegar, filled with chopped peppers, onion, sweet corn, prawns, crab, and other seafood while the stew is made from potatoes, vegetables and beef, with rich sauce. Additionally, the Canarian soup is served thick, mixed with vegetables and meats – so if that’s how you take your Canarian soup then look online for cheap flights to Fuerteventura before the summer is completely over.
Fillet steaks are another popular dish in restaurants that serve Mediterranean cuisine. There’s rarely disappointment when ordering succulent fish fillet steak garnished with chargrilled vegetables, or chicken fillet stuffed with Canarian delicacies. Chicken fillets may come with an aromatic red pepper sauce while the sauce of fish fillets commonly consists of thyme, garlic, basil, olives and tomatoes. Fillet steaks are usually served as main courses for dinners and conclude with syrupy and chocolaty desserts.
Technically known as papas arrugadas, this Mediterranean dish is one of the most popular in Fuerteventura. This local food refers to “wrinkly potatoes”, which are traditionally cooked in seawater and baked, until they achieve a wrinkly appearance. Indeed, Papas arrugas is a perfect compliment to spicy chili pepper sauce and cilantro green sauce called mojo picon. Furthermore, Papas Arrugas tastes that little bit better when accompanied with white wine, and there are some great local bottles to choose from.
During the summer months, the restaurants on the harbour are the best places to dine in. This is because you will be seated outside, with an amazing view of the ocean, enjoying a spectacular and tasty traditional Mediterranean meal. Indeed, such places are perfect for romantic dates or intimate dinners for families.