There are so many reasons to visit the Canary Islands and the food on offer is definitely up there with the best of them. The location of the island’s mean that the local cuisine has been influenced by traditional African, Latin American and Spanish food, resulting in a delicious mix of dishes.
Unsurprisingly, the fish dishes we ordered tasted like they were fresh from the sea and the accompanying sauces, cheeses, soups and salads that Fuerteventura is known for were full of flavour and spice.
One of our favourite dishes was Papas Arrugardas (translated as wrinkly potatoes!) which is a speciality in the Canaries. It includes baby Canarian potatoes boiled in seawater and served with mojo – a sauce made with dried red peppers, garlic and saffron. A true taste of the islands!
We think that trying out the local foods wherever you might be heading off on holiday is an important (and tasty) way to experience the local culture. We can’t wait to go back to Fuerteventura and sample even more delectable delicacies.
Images courtesy of HangLuggageOnly who came with us on our Fuerteventura trip. If you’d like to see more of their great travel photographs, take a look at their Instagram page.