If you are wanting to venture to Andalusia, Spain, to experience the unique Islamic sites throughout Malaga, Sevilla, Granada and Cordoba. However, no trip to Andalusia is complete without sampling some of the amazing dishes that the region is famous for – such as fried fish, gazpacho and other spectacular flavour explosions.
So, what are the best dishes to dry when you are travelling through the Andalusian cities?
Perhaps one of the famous dishes of the region, it is highly likely that you will have heard of this dish. A soup made with raw vegetables and served cold, it isn’t for everyone’s palate. It is refreshing and cool during the overbearing heat of the Spanish summers. With ancient history, the main ingredients of this dish often include stale bread, tomato, cucumber, bell peppers, onion, garlic, olive oil and traditional seasonings.
There are many different variations of Gazpacho, including regional, which substitute ingredients to make very different dishes in most cases. However, the underlying flavours and heritage of the dish remain constant. For a hot day on your tour, this is the most perfect and filling dish you could find.
This fantastic dish is a type of Spanish shortbread made from flour, sugar, milk and nuts, mainly almonds. It is heavy, soft and really crumbly, and is a favourite in Andalusia, as well as in many other parts of the Iberian Peninsula. This dish was brought to Spain by the Arabs and is now part of the Andalusian tradition. Originally consumed during Christmas, these treats are available all year round now, delighting many who live in the country and who visit it as well!
Huevos a la Flamenca
Egg lovers rejoice, Andalusia is not immune to the universal use of this sacred ingredient in dishes and offers an interesting way to serve them. Huevos a la Flamenca is a rich dish of eggs baked in a chorizo and tomato sauce. Drawing from the flavours of the region with the delicious chorizo, it offers a light lunch dish for those that want a break from some of the heavier foods. No two Huevos a la Flamenca you try will taste the same, as every chef has their own version. So, be sure to try a number of different versions whilst on your tour!
Andalusian food has its origins in the Arab world, so they are certainly delicious and unmissable! We can help you to discover more fantastic Arab-inspired cuisines and, of course, help you to go on the spiritual journey of your life, so please don’t hesitate to contact us today on 08000 141419, and we will be more than happy to help.