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Welcome to Mallorca / Majorca Cuisines
Mallorcan cuisine is basically based on pork, fish and vegetables with generous use of garlic and olive oil, it is hearty peasant fare steeped in tradition and rooted in local ingredients.
The sausages come in several different varieties - firstly you have sobrasada, which is a raw minced pork with hot red pepper, botifarro, which is a cured pork with blood, as well as spicy chorizo from Spain. No bar would be complete without its jamon serrano, which is a whole cured ham that is displayed on an attractive slicing-board.
A side effect of the matanca was frit mallorqui, a fry-up of the most perishable offal with potatoes, onions and tomatoes. Today you will find it on menus alongside tumbet, this is a Mallorcan-style ratatouille that is made up of aubergines, potatoes and peppers in olive oil, and sopes mallorquines, a thick broth of thinly-sliced brown bread and vegetables. Other classic dishes include llom amb col, which is pork wrapped in cabbage with pine nuts and raisins and lechona asada, a roast suckling pig.
Although Paella is not an actual Mallorcan dish but available everywhere, there are all sorts of Paella including; paella ciega, which means blind man's paella and comes without bones! The local equivalent is arros brat - 'dirty rice', which is saffron rice cooked with chicken, pork and vegetables. Fish is mostly imported and frozen - restaurants have to state this - but lobster, prawns, sardines and sea bass are all good. Sea Bass that is baked in rock salt, is a Mallorcan speciality.
Desserts are not Mallorca's strong point - often the choice is between Ice cream which is - helado and creme caramel - flan. An alternative is almond cake, which is served with toasted almond ice-cream - gato de almendras. Mallorcans are very proud of ensaimadas, fluffy, spiral-shaped pastries dusted with sugar and filled with anything from pumpkin jam to sobrasada sausage; the secret ingredient is said to be the lard in the pastry. Cheeses include Mahon from Menorca and Manchego from central Spain as well as local varieties.
Cuisines in Majorca Spain
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