THE TASTE OF THE SEA AND THE VEGETABLE GARDEN

Gastronomia de Roquetas de Mar

The gastronomy of Roquetas de Mar is marked by products from the sea, a top quality fish, and those that come from the soil such as the excellent fruit and vegetable products of this region, dubbed as the vegetable garden of Europe. The native fish like mullet, pandora, snapper, sea bass, sea bream, “gallo pedro” or redfish and seafood such as prawn, lobster, shrimp, white shrimp are the basis of irresistible dishes ranging from fish broth to marinating; a typical sailor dish throughout the province of Almeria.

Although you can cook them in a thousand ways there are fish whose flavor is even better if you eat them in a certain way. Thus, the experts advise that the “gallo pedro” should be tasted fried, the pandora and the snapper should be cook in the oven, the turbot should be grilled, the redfish should be fried, etc. The best thing is to ask and be advised by the excellent restoration professionals in Roquetas de Mar. Their advice will be worth it.

The cuisine has evolved over the years and in Roquetas you can taste the freshest fish stalls in the beach bars or in those restaurant nearby the port where you can know the taste of the new cuisine. In order to promote the use of horticultural products in the area in Mediterranean cuisine, since 2000, they have organized the Gastronomic Days “Roquetas en su salsa” that promote tourism and gastronomy. The best restaurants launch their new recipes which are based on fruit and vegetable products. A jury chooses the best dishes which are included in a cookery book that is sent to the markets to which local products are exported.

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