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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goatroast
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.
chopitos
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.
russian
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.
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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....
Lapas
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.
padron
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

Morro Jable Flea Market

Thursday April 25th 2019 09:00 -14:00

The Morro Jable Flea Market is held every Monday and Thursday in the Cosmo shopping centre car park between 09:00 and 14:00

Miguel de Unamuno House Museum

Thursday April 25th 2019 09:00 -13:00

The Miguel de Unamuno House Museum, in the heart of the old Puerto de Cabras, commemorates the passage of the famous writer through Fuerteventura. It is a house from the 19th century which, in other times, served as a guesthouse under the name of Hotel Fuerteventura.

Canary Islands Craft Market

Thursday April 25th 2019 10:00 -14:00

The Canary Islands Craft Market is held every Thursday and Sunday between 10:00 and 14:00 in the El Campanario Shopping Centre,Corralejo, Fuerteventura.

La Alcogida Ecomuseum

Thursday April 25th 2019 10:00 -18:00

To visit La Alcogida is to experience the way of life of Fuerteventuran peasants over the last few decades. Stone houses, whitewashed and with gabled roofs, welcome the visitor to the La Alcogida Eco-Museum, located in the village of Tefía in Puerto del Rosario. Its roofs are made of “torta” (a mix of water, earth and straw) which, with the advent of winter rains, is what gives the walls their ancient appearance. In summer the walls are repainted to once again display their pure and perfect white.

Majorero Cheese Museum

Thursday April 25th 2019 10:00 -18:00

Discover the origins of the famous Majorero cheese at the Majorero Cheese Museum. The Majorera goats are acknowledged to be amongst the most productive in the world, the excellent quality of their dense, aromatic and fatty milk is one of the main secrets of Majorero cheese.

The Majorero Cheese Museum is located in Antigua, Fuerteventura, as well as the Museum there's also a windmill, gardens, a shop and restaurant.

Del Carmen Saltworks Museum

Thursday April 25th 2019 10:00 -18:00

The Del Carmen Saltworks Museum is located in the Del Carmen Saltworks at Las Salinas, Fuerteventura.

The only saltworks in Fuerteventura still in operation, comprised of 10 intake ponds, nearly 1000 condensation ponds, the salt warehouse, the salt worker’s house and  the remains of the old quay.