The Culinary Vacation in Gran Canaria

More and more people are exploring the world, not just for culture or new sights but for new tastes. Culinary or foodie vacations are becoming more and more popular as people explore and develop tastes from around the globe. One spot that has embraced this idea is the Gran Canaria the second most populated island of the Canary Island chain. Here we will look at where you go and what dishes you can ask for to try out unique and local exciting cuisine. By no means is this all there is, we can barely give you but a taste of what is offered, you should go out and explore and if new foodie adventures for yourself as well!

Harven Gourmet

Harven Gourmet

This company has fully dedicated itself to the idea of a culinary vacation, there are many tours and events you can book with them that will not let you taste and try new foods, but often teach as well. The Yacht tours are the real prize to be had here. Not only do you get to learn to cook and a chance to taste new foods but it is a wonderful way to see the island as well. Everything from a private cheese and wine tasting ride to a group cooking class while drifting though the blue waters of this sun soaked island, for a culinary adventure what more could you ask for?

Puchero Canario

Puchero Canario

This is a popular local stew to the Canary Islands as a whole. A good dish to try if you are looking for something new that shows local flavors. Unlike most stews this one is broken up into two parts. First the broth is drained off and used as the base for soup in the first course of the meal. The cooked meats and vegetables of the stew are then served as the second course of the meal. What really sets this stew apart and shows the local flavors though is what goes into the stew: pumpkin, cabbage, sweet potatoes, pork and beef.

Mojo

Mojo

Almost anywhere you go that server local cuisine will have at least one type of mojo or more. Mojos are a type of sauce that typically served with meats, fish, and potatoes which are all dietary stables in Gran Canaria. These are used similar to hot sauces in that they add a little heat and flavor to the dishes they are served with. In fact similar to typical hot sauce they come in a hot red and mild green, though the flavors are more Mediterranean than your typical hot sauce at home would be.

Conclusion

Hopeful this has giving you an appetite for the flavors and dishes of Gran Canaria and indeed the Canary Islands as a whole. Their mix of traditional Spanish and new world flavors is like nowhere else in the region and a blend that goes perfectly with surf, sun and sights that these islands have to offer. So don’t just visit restaurants during your next vacation really taste and have a  culinary experience that can only be had in Gran Canaria!

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