When it comes to good food, Fuerteventura, the Canary Islands and all of mainland Spain have nothing to envy to anyone. Wherever you go you will find excellent quality products, Mediterranean recipes and many good things that will delight you.
Although it is difficult to find just 5 dishes or delicacies to try when you are in Fuerteventura, we have tried to include a few, so that you know your way around your (culinary) journey between restaurants.
It is clear that in future trips this list will get longer as we try new foods and delights from Fuerteventura and traditional Canarian dishes.
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Mussels in Green Sauce
One of the most popular dishes in Fuerteventura is Mussels in Green Sauce. This simple yet flavorful dish consists of local mussels cooked in a special green sauce made from bell peppers, garlic, onion, white wine, olive oil, parsley, and cilantro.
It is usually served with boiled potatoes and red peppers seasoned with salt, pepper, and paprika. This traditional dish is a great way to enjoy the fresh catch of the day! It’s also perfect to share with friends and family, as its unique flavors will surely bring everyone together around the table.
The combination of local seafood, fresh herbs and spices makes this dish an unforgettable culinary experience.
Majorero cheese is an undeniably special cheese that is characteristic of Fuerteventura. It is made exclusively with the milk of the native Majorera goat, and is renowned for its excellent flavor and aroma. The cheese has a soft, creamy texture, and a subtle nutty flavor, which makes it a favorite among locals and visitors alike. It is often served with a salad or as a snack. Majorero cheese is also used to make traditional dishes such as queso con papas (cheese with potatoes), queso con miel (cheese with honey), and queso con frutas (cheese with fruit).
It can also be eaten on its own or used to make sandwiches and pizzas. Majorero cheese is an important part of the culture in Fuerteventura, as it has been made in the area for centuries. The cheese was traditionally made by hand, using only the freshest ingredients and techniques from generation to generation.
There are several variations of Majorero cheese, including semi-cured and cured varieties, as well as smoked versions. No matter which type one chooses, it is sure to be delicious! As more people travel to Fuerteventura, they are sure to discover the many culinary delights that the island has to offer, including Majorero cheese.
Guiso Canario (Canarian Stew)
Guiso Canario (Canarian Stew) is a classic traditional dish of Fuerteventura. As a typical dish of the Canary Islands, this stew is made with a combination of potatoes, garbanzo beans, other vegetables, and charcuterie. The stew is slow cooked in a traditional cazuela, giving it a unique and distinct flavor.
The ingredients are cooked together and served layers and can be accompanied by fried eggs or meat, depending on the desired taste. This hearty and comforting stew is best enjoyed with a glass of local red wine and some warm bread. As the meal progresses, the flavors continue to develop making this hearty stew perfect for any occasion.
Guiso Canario can be seen in various restaurants across the island and is loved by both tourists and locals alike.
Gofio Escaldado (Warmed Flour Dish)
Gofio Escaldado, or Warmed Flour Dish, is a traditional Fuerteventura dish that is popular among locals. It is made with gofio, which is roasted maize and wheat flour, and hot broth. Depending on the area, local ingredients such as potatoes, onions and tomatoes may also be added. It is a delicious, hearty meal that can be served with cheese, peppers or a variety of seafood.
The dish is often served as part of a larger meal and can make a great side dish or main course. Gofio Escaldado is a traditional dish that has been enjoyed on the island for many generations and which continues to delight locals and visitors alike.
Papas Arrugadas con Mojo (Wrinkled Potatoes with Spicy Sauce)
Papas Arrugadas con Mojo is a dish spanish above all. This tasty dish consists of potatoes that are boiled in salt water until they develop an outer wrinkled texture. After boiling, the potatoes are covered in a unique spicy garlic and pepper sauce, known as Mojo.
It’s a simple yet flavorful dish that is essential. The best way to serve papas arrugadas con mojo is while they are still warm and dripping with succulent sauce. The meal can be enjoyed alone or as an accompaniment to other traditional meals.