Back in November when we took a group of bloggers out to Fuerteventura for a few days away from winter at home, we were lucky enough to taste some of the best local dishes to be found on the island.
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. It was fantastic to have our seven travel bloggers with us to give a lesson in food photography and how to get the most from our holiday snaps.
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 sea water 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.