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Gastronomy in Granada


The cuisine in Granada is affected much by its geographic situation between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains. In Granada city you can find classic Andalucian dishes such as fresh seafood or specialities from the mountains like sausages or Spanish ham. Apart from the location the food customs in Granada are still influenced by the long Moorish conquest and is very rich in spices and sweets like honey.

One of the classic Andalucian plates that you can find in Granada is the Gaspacho (mainly during the summer) a soup made by tomatoes and fresh blended vegetables. Seafood in different variation like grilled shrimps, or fish like red snapper, white bream and sea bream is also popular.

If you want to know something typical from Granada try the Tortilla Sacromonte (Spanish omelette) or Habas con Jamon (beans cooked with ham) are two good examples. Another exclusive dish from Granada is the Jamon de Trevelez a special ham that is cured in one of the highest situated towns in Spain. This ham is often blended with two other specialities from Granada like Papas a lo pobre (potatoes and green peppers) and Migas (fried bread).

During the winter in Granada the main dishes attended are pottages and stews of all kinds, like the Olla de San Anton a dish made from different parts of the pig accompanied with rice and beans.

Sweets with honey are a popular deserts dating back to the Moorish period. As two examples can be refered the Torta Real or the Bizcochada both very pleasant.

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