La Palma typical gastronomy
La Palma typical gastronomy
La Palma hides gastronomic treasures ranging from fruits to cheeses and desserts, a wide variety of products that see in their recipes the influence of the migrations of its population.
The two monocultures of La Palma are sugar cane and vines, which is why the tradition of rums and wines of this land is wide and well known in Europe.
In the production of cane sugar the areas of San Andrés and Sauces concentrate the greater activity and in the background we also find crops in the municipality of Tijarafe. The production of cane rum on the island is led by the Ron Aldea brand, which works with rumors of more common consumption until rum of special editions, such as the Ron Aldea 75 Aniversario. If you are going to travel to the island it is interesting that you try their varieties as old as rum honey or caramel rum.
The fruit of the vines has occupied important chapters of the history of the palm export, so much so that the quality of the palm wine has been collected even in texts of Shakespeare.
The antiquity of the grapes and the different origins of the grapes have impressed the wines of the island. Among the most common grape varieties we find white, negramol, verdejo or malvasia.
With the desire to respect the quality and particularity of the local wines the Regulatory Council of the Denomination of Origin La Palma was born, which watches over the use of 100% palm grapes. If you want to know the main producers and types of wine you can consult its page: http://www.vinoslapalma.com/
Another of the palmer products par excellence is mojo, a spicy red pepper or green pepper sauce that serves to accompany potatoes or potatoes, as well as fresh meats and fish. You can try them in any restaurant ordering potatoes stewed with red mojo Or mojo verde, and if you want to take it home you will find in any supermarket or shop prepared boats.
The palmero product that has the highest quality distinction awarded by the European Community is Palmero Cheese with Denomination of Origin made with whole goat’s milk. The manufacture of these cheeses stands out for being made completely artisanly following the inspiration of traditional recipes and with milk extracted from goats from Raza Palmera. The cheese is an excellent companion for the palmeros wines and you can find them from tender, to semi-cured, cured or smoked.
If you want to recognize the marks that are accepted this denomination of origin consult: http://www.quesopalmero.es/
The salt is the condiment that balances a stew or dresses a dish and in the municipality of Fuencaliente you will find Las Salinas, the place of production of Salt Teneguía, a natural salt and 100% ecological that is extracted after a process of drying artisan of seawater. The Flor de Sal of these wineries is labeled “World Reserve of La Palma Biosphere”. As well as being a product, it is very interesting to visit the salt pans and learn about the processes of salt extraction.
A sweet end to every meal is almost an obligation on the island of La Palma. The bake tradition is strongly rooted among the islanders and is considered one of the most elaborate of the archipelago.
Many of their desserts use almond and honey as the main ingredients, such as the rapadura, a small and compact cone-shaped sweets made from sugar, cinnamon, honey and almonds.
They are also based on the use of Almonds Almonds and Almonds, the first of them is a cake made with eggs and almonds, the almonds on the other hand are biscuits prepared from almonds, sugar and egg.
Between the most creamy and soft desserts stand out Prince Albert, a dish that combines chocolate, almonds and sponge cake, all with a moist and soft texture; And also the Bienmesabe, a creamy dessert but with a lot of consistency and sweet flavor based on almonds, sugar, egg and lemon zest.
Your visit to the island will not be complete without a comprehensive tour of the particularities of the palm gastronomy, in any municipality you can enjoy its wines, spirits and fresh dishes, and in supermarkets and shops you will find the perfect format to take the taste of La Palma to your home.