When we speak of Galician lands we are not only referring to the Camino de Santiago, to devotion and culture. Galicia is famous and stands out all over the world for its extensive Galician gastronomy always linked to local products.
Anyone who travels to the land of meigas will not only be immersed in the culture and the landscape by visiting its corners, but will also be able to make contact by tasting its products.
It has been proven to be a real pleasure to eat in Galicia, wherever we go. An extensive menu of delicacies wherever you can taste its famous seafood or churrasco. However, although we can taste these typical dishes in the Galician town or city we want, they are typical in a specific place.
Do you want to know the most traditional dishes of this land? Next we will show you a small gastronomic route by Galicia that besides allowing you to discover its corners will do that you go with a very good taste of mouth.
Plan your route of the Galician gastronomy
Depending on the time we have to visit the incredible Galicia, we will mark one or another route. It is important to take advantage of every moment there and more if you want to know the Galician culture and gastronomy. We will help you not to give blind sticks and enjoy the table. Discover where to taste the most authentic and traditional dishes right in the place where they are typical or cooked with real mastery.
Typical dishes of the Galician gastronomy
Octopus á feira
The dish par excellence, the hallmark of Galician gastronomy A true delicacy, a product of the coast with a secret for its ideal preparation, the point of cooking. Even though it can be found anywhere in Galicia, it is specifically in Ourense (in cities such as Carballiño, Vigo or Pontevedra), where we will enjoy its excellence.
Padrón Peppers: the green gold of the Galician gastronomy
As they say “Padrón peppers, some will bite and others will not”. One of the delicacies of these lands that we can practically taste anywhere. And although its name could lead us to error, it is the Herbón pepper that has a Protected Designation of Origin and where we recommend you to try them.
The empanada par excellence in Spain. The origin of this dish comes from the Visigothic period, and we can see samples of it in representations carved in stone in the Cathedral of Santiago. This filling of this dish is varied, whether from bonito, cod, meat or even zamburiñas. A dish that cannot be missed in a Galician meal, and it is in Santiago where he has his throne.
Lacón con grelos
It is one of the most traditional dishes of this land, being tasted not only in celebrations such as carnival but all year round. today, it is a dish that is tasted throughout the year, especially in the winter season, as there is no body that is resistant to warmth after tasting this perfect mixture of grelos and lacón. But where do I try the best? We will move to the north of the province of Lugo, to its interior, in which the mastery of this delicacy stands out.
Very possibly the best oysters in Spain come from Galicia, specifically the first place is taken by the small town of Arcade. In fact, the first weekend of April is celebrated one of the festivals of Galicia of Tourist Interest, the Feast of the Oyster Arcade.
It shares fame with the province of León, a product that comes from the pig unlike the previous ones. A kind of sausage that is completed with a smoking of 10 days and a drying of 20. We will go to Viana do Bolo, in Ourense if we want to try it. As it happens with oysters this product has its own party of Tourist Interest the “Festa da androlla e o Entroido”.
Nipple cheese: one of the best cheese of the Galician gastronomy
It is one of the most representative cheeses of Galicia. Nowadays it can be found in every corner of the Galician land, but originally it was centred in some municipalities. If we want to go directly to try the more traditional options are south of La Coruña and north of Pontevedra. Specifically we recommend Curtis, Arzúa, Melide or Sobrado dos Monxes.
Zamburiñas: a gitf from the sea to the Galician gastronomy
A gourmet product from the Galician coasts. Within the seafood of such good quality that we find the zamburiñas that do not scallops. We will find it in any restaurant or bar in Galicia, but on the coast it will be the ideal place to taste them.
Galician broth: a classic of Galician gastronomy
The best known after the octopus a la gallega or á feira. With the same remains of this so comforting soup can be used to make cooked. A dish that we will find everywhere, but which is most popular in the coldest parts of Galicia, such as in Chantada, on the itinerary of the Winter Road to Santiago.
Santiago Cake: one of the best cake of Galician gastronomy
It’s time for dessert, to have something sweet, and par excellence in Galicia we have the Santiago cake. In all the towns through which you pass on this route you will be able to taste this sweet so characteristic for carrying the cross of Santiago. A traditional dessert that you will have to try if or if.
Best wines of the Galician gastronomy
Not only does the food stand out in the Galician gastronomy of these lands, the Galician wine is one of the best and most recognized and not only in Spain. Galicia has Denominations of Origin such as: Ribeiro, Valdeorras, Rías Baixas, Monterrei and Ribeira Sacra. All these denominations are from the south of Galicia, specifically Pontevedra and Ourense.
Land of wines, for all tastes and good quality, did you try any?
You will not be indifferent to the gastronomy of each region, a route that deserves a visit to Galicia.
“Lo nice to travel and eat in different cultures is in looking for the good of each site, the new, and enjoy each moment”