• Make a list of delicious dishes to try in the Andalusian region of Spain

    The Andalusian region is a melting pot of different cultures known for its fresh seafood, special hams and spices, seasonal ingredients, and virgin olive oil making it the best place in Spain.  Let's learn about Andalucian cuisine through the traditional dishes below!

    Salmorejo soup - characteristic of Andalucian cuisine

    Located in southern Spain, Andalucian cuisine has many special traditional dishes that are present in people's daily meals, one of which is salmorejo soup.

    Spanish Andalucian cuisineSalmorejo soup is a cold dish in hot season in Spain

    Native to the southern city of Cordoba, salmorejo is one of Andalusia's most popular dishes. It's a soft, cold tomato soup made from breadcrumbs and olive oil often served with Ibónrico jam (Belgian ham) and sliced ​​boiled eggs. In Spain, salmorejo is usually eaten in a small appetizer-like bowl to initiate every meal and is often enjoyed during the hot summer months.

    Churros dipped in chocolate cake

    One of Andalusian cuisine 's most famous breakfast items is Churros dipped in chocolate. Just walk around any Andalucian town and visit one of the small shops and food stalls called churrerías, and you'll see locals enjoying a cup of coffee along with some chocolate la churros for breakfast. Churros are long sticks of thick fried dough served with a bowl of hot liquid chocolate as a dip. A box of fresh churros is the perfect way to start a new day or boost your energy after a long night out.

    Tortilla de patatas

    Tortilla de patatas, also known as tortilla Española seems like a traditional Mexican dish. Basically, this is a delicious treat with soft potatoes and ingredients like goat cheese, vegetables, chorizo ​​sausage or ham. It is served in triangular pieces like a cake. A tortilla de patatas is ideal if you're looking for a light lunch while traveling in the Andalusian streets.

    Jamón Ibérico bacon

    Iberian pork is only found in Spain and it is a grazing pig so the Ibérico pork bacon is a delicacy of Andalusian cuisine . It's like a delicacy exclusive to this region and this delicacy is often reserved for the most special occasions in Andalusia. Jamón Ibérico consists of thin slices of ham served with extra virgin olive oil and bread. Different labels and names indicate the quality of the meat, depending on the animal's source and their diet. The highest quality Jamón Ibérico is pata negra (black hooves), made from Belgian black pigs that only eat chestnuts, natural oak seeds for a few months so its meat always tastes the most.

    Cola de toro

    A staple in Seville's bars and tapas restaurants, the cola de toro is one of the most distinctive traditional Andalucian dishes. The recipe is quite simple: the steaks are stewed for several hours with red wine, vegetables, olive oil and spices. This dish is served with a thick sauce accompanied by french fries and when you taste the meat it is soft enough to dissolve in your mouth.

    Migas dishes

    Looks simple, but Migas is a special dish in Andalucian cuisine. Migas are made with flour or breadcrumbs that are fried and stir-fried with vegetables and meat. There are a variety of cuisines found throughout the region including Migas with jamón, chorizo, sausages, chili, onions, and seafood.

    Huevos a la flamenca

    A traditional Andalucian dish, Huevos a la flamenca is an egg cake made with tomato sauce, hot red chilli, smoked onion, garlic and chili powder with jamón serrano sausage and chorizo ​​sausage. This dish is usually served hot right out of the oven in a clay pot that is often served in a special Andalusian lunch or snack.

    Flamenquines

    Although flamenquines look like Croquetas (a popular Belgian fried dish) in the tapas of Andalusia, the recipe and flavor are completely different. Flamenquines are a roll made of pork tenderloin, jamón, and sometimes goat cheese and vegetables. The ham and cheese pieces are rolled in thin slices of pork before being wrapped in breadcrumbs and deep fried until golden brown. Served with french fries and mayonnaise or garlic sauce, this dish is perfect for a cold afternoon beer.

    Fried seafood

    It would be a mistake when it comes to traditional Andalusian cuisines without mentioning the abundant seafood available in the area. When you travel to Spain in every town in Andalusia, you will find freidurías, tiny shops that fry fresh fish and seafood on the spot. This is a Spanish-based fast food. Portions are served in small boxes or rolls of paper with chips or sandwiches as snacks along the way. Be sure to try gambas fritas (fried shrimp), chocos (squid) and puntillitas (squid).

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