Local dishes, produce and recipes of Fuerteventura

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The gastronomy of Fuerteventura is known for its authenticity. Many of the ingredients are native to the island such as the Queso Majorero. This is Fuerteventura’s famous award winning goats’ cheese, it is important to the economy, and has won a number of prizes in a variety of competitions. Since 1996 it has had denominación de origen (designation of origin – DO.) It is smooth, rich, and creamy; a favourite of both natives and visitors. Incidentally, the term Majorero refers to that which is native to Fuerteventura, this includes the people, natives are commonly referred to as Majoreros, and you will frequently come across this word during your stay on the island.

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siteadminsiteadmin May 05, 2018
The local goat meat on Fuerteventura is amazing and can be found in many restaurants. Order cabrito al horno, roasted goat, it's packed with flavour and for those not familiar with eating goat it has a similar flavour to lamb. It's often served with a sauce with rosemary and a version of boulangeres potatoes. It's said that there are more goats than people on Fuerteventura where their numbers exceed 100,000 so...
Carajacas or Liver
S StayInFuerteventura October 01, 2016
Carajacas is a dish for the liver lovers, even non liver lovers could be converted. The beef, or veal liver fillets are marinaded in garlic, olive oil, peppers, oregano, parsley and cumin they are then roasted or fried, for a few minutes, and are usually accompanied by mojo or sauce. Popular in Fuerteventura with locals and tourists alike Carajacas is one of the most traditional dishes of Canarian gastronomic culture, well worth have...
Carne Fiesta
S StayInFuerteventura October 01, 2016
Carne Fiesta, a pork dish is well loved in Fuerteventura especially at fiesta times. Chunks of pork are marinaded in a variety of herbs and spices such as garlic, oregano, thyme and chillies. Once fried the aroma is tantalizing and the flavours equally so.
S StayInFuerteventura October 01, 2016
Chopitos, not to be confused with shots of alcohol Chopitos are also known as Puntillas. These are small squid and as such are not rubbery which bigger squid sometimes can be. Coated and and fried these squid are a popular dish around Fuerteventura.
Churros de pescado
S StayInFuerteventura October 01, 2016
This dish is basically locally caught fish from Fuerteventura waters fried in a batter traditionally served with alioli (garlic mayonaise). This is a very light dish and some places may add herbs or spices to add a little oomph!
Croquetas Caseras
S StayInFuerteventura October 01, 2016
Croquetas Caseras are fried croquettes which are often served in Fuerteventura. They come with a variety of fillings including fish, chicken. spinach, and ham, which are mixed with potatoes rolled in bread crumbs and then fried. Sometimes the ingredients are not balanced as too much potato can be used and you lose the flavours of the other ingredients. Order Croquetas Caseras and not just Croquetas then you are more lightly to experience them home made.
S StayInFuerteventura October 01, 2016
Ensaladilla rusa also known as a russian salad. This recipe is a potatoe based dish originally mixed with tuna, carrots, peas and mayonaise. In Fuerteventura you can experience varied varieties of this recipe with people adding things like boiled eggs, olives, peppers and onions. A tasty tapas.
S StayInFuerteventura October 01, 2016
Escaldon de gofio is a very traditional food.It is a mixed roasted grain traditionally mixed with fish stock. Depending on your palette this is a like or not like dish. In Fuerteventura it is served with onion wedges or bread to mop it up.
Salmonete (Red Mullet)
S StayInFuerteventura December 06, 2016
In Spanish fish have two different names, when alive they are called peces and when they're being served on a plate they're referred to as pescado. It's not uncommon to see at least half a dozen different fish on the menu. Cooking methods A la plancha (Grilled) A La Romana (Fried In Batter) Asado (Roasted) Caldo (Broth) ...
Fuerteventura Olive Oil
siteadminsiteadmin May 05, 2018
Olive trees can grow quite easily on poor soil, of which there is plenty on Fuerteventura so Olive trees were planted around ten years ago.Olive trees can grow quite easily on poor soil, of which there is plenty on Fuerteventura so Olive trees were planted around ten years ago. Local farmers began to grow olives with the intention to convert them into first grade very high quality olive oil with exceptional characteristics, and had great success....
siteadminsiteadmin May 05, 2018
Grilled limpets can be found in many retaurants on Fuerteventura, they are usually servered with with green mojo sauce, and fresh rolls. Simple, fresh and tastey food, and well worth a try.
Herbs and Spices
siteadminsiteadmin September 02, 2014
Location  Fuerteventura  
Many herbs and spices are available in the shops in Fuerteventura, both fresh, and in packets, and containers, sometimes it can be difficult to find what you want unless you speak or understand Spanish. This is a list of English/Spanish, and Spanish/English translations of herbs and spices. A-Z English Spanish A-Z...
Papas Arrugardas
S StayInFuerteventura October 01, 2016
Papas Arrugardas is a very popular potato dish found all over Fuerteventura. The small wrinkly potatoes originally cooked in sea water, and still are in some places, are served with a mojo sauce. This is a lightly spiced red or green sauce made with olive oil, garlic. chilli and roasted red or green peppers. Delicious as a starter or as a side dish.
S StayInFuerteventura October 01, 2016
Pimientos de Padron are often served in Fuerteventura, these are special kind of pepper which are quite small, and not hot like chillies. Cooked in olive oil and sprinkled with salt these are great served as Tapas or as a side dish with your main meal.
Queso asado
S StayInFuerteventura October 01, 2016
Queso asado is a toasted sandwich, wait though this sandwich is filled generously with local smoked goats cheese and drizzled with mojo roja or mojo verde traditional Canarian sauces. Sometimes palm honey is drizzled over this sandwich and goes excellent with the goats cheese. A favourite in Fuerteventura.
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Upcoming Fuerteventura Events

Friday February 22nd 2019 15:30 - Saturday February 23rd 2019 20:00

The 2019 Caleta de Fuste carnival takes place during February in Caleta de Fuste,Fuerteventura.-DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

Friday February 22nd 2019 17:00 -20:30

The El Cotillo Artisan Market (Mercadillo Artesanal en El Cotillo)nis held every Friday evening between 17:00 and 20:00 in the small square in El Cotillo,Fuerteventura.

Saturday February 23rd 2019 08:00 -14:00

The Puerto del Rosario Agricultural Market is held every Saturday between 08:00 and 14:00 above the bus station in Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura.

Saturday February 23rd 2019 09:00 -16:30

Lajares Craft Market (Mercado Artesanal de Lajares) is held every Saturday between 10:00 and 16:00 in the small square in Plaza de Los Lajares, Lajares, Fuerteventura.

Saturday February 23rd 2019 09:00 -14:00

Caleta de Fuste Street Market is held every Tuesday and Saturday between 09:00 and 14:00 next to the bus station in Caleta de Fuste,Fuerteventura.

Saturday February 23rd 2019 09:00 - Friday March 1st 2019 23:00

The 2019 Puerto del Rosario Carnival takes place between February 16th and March 10th in Puerto del Rosario,Fuerteventura.

This years carnival theme is videogames (Los Videojuegos)

The public holiday in the municipality of Puerto del Rosario is on Tuesday, March 5th.

Additional information will be added as it becomes available.