Fuerteventura Guide Food & Drink Local dishes, produce and recipes

Local dishes, produce and recipes

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. Please add some comments and photographs or videos to help other travellers, you don't need to register on the site to do this, but by doing so for free you get additional functionality such as your own favorites page with your own personal map which is very useful when planning your visit to Fuerteventura, or a day out.

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Lapas
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
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
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
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 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.
Queso Majorero or Fuerteventura Cheese
Queso Majorero or Fuerteventura Cheese is produced from the milk of majorera goat in the six municipalities of Fuerteventura. The outer surface is sometimes coated with paprika, salt, pepper, oil or gofio . The texture varies from creamy to semi-hard as does the colour from a yellowish-white when fresh to light brown when cured. When fresh the flavor is delicate, and when cured it tastes stronger and sometimes spicy. Although it's a...
Ropa Vieja (Old Clothes)
Ropa Vieja is a Canarian stew, often served on Fuerteventura. Translated it means Old Clothes, which doesn't sound to appetising but this rustic, humble dish is delicious. There is no standard recipe for the preparation of Ropa Vieja, each chef uses different ingredients, originally this recipe was a way of using leftovers. Pork and chicken are mainly used in this dish but it does vary and some use...
The Gastronomy of Fuerteventura
Location  Fuerteventura  
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...
Tortilla
Tortilla also known as a Spanish omelette but not so appealing sounding is a main food staple in Fuerteventura. Originally potatoes are mixed with eggs then fried. There are different varieties of Tortillas it depends on what you like.
Tunos or Prickly Pears
The prickly pear is a species of cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica) thought to have originated in Mexico, in Fuerteventura the fruit is called tunos. Beneath the thorns and skin the fruit is an intense red and orange in colour and in taste resembles strawberries and figs. Tunos are eaten raw, or cooked, and also Jams and jellies are produced from them. Look out for Tunos at the craft and agricultural markets on Fuerteventura. ...
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