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Percebes And Other Interesting Foods?

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Did you try any food(s) on the Camino that you had never tried before?

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  1. Claire

    Claire New Member

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    0F8A3CC7-8F74-4F89-A348-540284C126DE.jpeg My husband and I love to try interesting local food. We have walked the Camino Frances, the Portuguese route and the loop to Fisterre...and we plan to go back next summer. The photo is of percebes (barnacles) that we were given (no charge) at a seafood market near Corcubion. They tasted like the ocean (in a good way). I have a feeling that we missed opportunities to try other local delicasies. Do you have any recommendations? Did you try any interesting foods (or drinks) along the Camino? If so, what did you try?
     
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    RJS Well-Known Member

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    The two foods that I used to really look forwards to on my Caminos were

    Pulpo de Galicia https://www.thespruceeats.com/galician-style-octopus-recipe-3083727

    Empanada Gallega https://www.pinterest.com/pin/547328160939547593/

    As their names suggest, I had to wait until Galicia for both, but it was always worth the wait



    Another excellent dish I came across on The Camino Norte was Chipirones en su Tinta - squid cooked in its own ink – This was in The Basque Country and I thought I was ordering Lamb – But I was very pleasantly surprised when I tasted the Chipirones en su Tinta :) http://www.spanishrecipesbynuria.com/others/chipirones-en-su-tinta-squid-in-its-ink


    This has all the makings of becoming a Great Thread :)


    Best Regards

    Rob
     
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    Favoloso Rob! We will look for empanada Gallego and chiperones en su tinta on our next trip — we missed both of these dishes. And yes...the pulpo was delicious. Thank you for your thoughtful post. :) Best regards, Claire
     
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  5. Canadian Wander

    Canadian Wander When in doubt, rack out...

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    I am happy with my Portuguese Tart... couldn't get enough of them! My wife loved the grilled sardines when we were in Portugal in Sept.
    Otherwise...every day was a new meal, and a new adventure!
     
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    Grilled sardines are good. Next trek on the Portuguese Caminho, we will look for a Portuguese tart. This is a photo of Zamburinas — my new favorite Galician food.
     
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    Wily Francés 2016; Portugués 2017; Inglés/Fisterra 2018

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    So much good seafood in both Spain and Portugal! It’s hard to pick an absolute favorite. I never pass up pulpo a la plancha. However, and I’ve posted this photo below before, as it pertains to really different dishes that I can’t get here at home, the chocos are something everyone should try. Of course, everything should be washed down with a nice big plate of pimientos de Padrón. And, when in Betanzos, an omelette is a must! Buen provecho,

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    UnkleHammy Well-Known Member

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    @Wily I was wondering how long it would take you to find this food lover related thread!
     
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    Wily Francés 2016; Portugués 2017; Inglés/Fisterra 2018

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    Aren’t Claire’s photos so yummmmmmy! I could really go for a plate of the zamburinas as an afternoon snack about right now. And, one of the most impressive things is that the quality of the food is consistently high restaurant after restaurant in Spain and Portugal. Compared to what we find here in the States, particularly in coastal towns and cities, the cost of a great seafood dinner there is crazy cheap. Buen Camino,
     
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    Canadian Wander When in doubt, rack out...

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    OK, I am not normally going to vote against Wily, but he did say something that doesn't make sense in my world...
    "so much good seafood...". No. Such. Thing (to me, my wife disagrees of course!).
    I love me those cheese and meat trays, go nice with my red wine.
     
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    Wily Francés 2016; Portugués 2017; Inglés/Fisterra 2018

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    OK CW. This one is just for you and you don’t even have to share it with your wife. She can half of my order of pulpo!

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    Canadian Wander When in doubt, rack out...

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    Canadian Wander When in doubt, rack out...

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    image.jpeg Oh, just wait until hinds shows up....she is all about the great foods!
     
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    E577C120-B379-45E3-92A3-596307D7AB26.jpeg 2A5F0310-EF47-4D2D-B3B3-258C6F0A521D.jpeg Don’t forget to try razor clams in Galicia. On our way to Fisterre, we had a fabulous salad featuring local cheese and a citrus dressing.
     
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  15. Wily

    Wily Francés 2016; Portugués 2017; Inglés/Fisterra 2018

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    Claire, it seems that you are the newest member of this distinguished group of Camino foodies! Welcome! This was a delightful pizza that I enjoyed in Ponferrada! Anchovies and peppers! Two of the basic Spanish food groups.

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