Continuing with last week’s blog post, today we have more traditional Spanish food recommendations for you:

  • Spanish omelette: You will be able to find it in most bars and restaurants in Spain. It is very easy to cook as it just consists of frying potatoes and adding some chopped onion if you fancy. You then must strain the oil, mix them with egg and cook over a low heat. Its origin is humble, and people say they come from Badajoz and the first ones were cooked around year 1800 when housewives cooked using the products from their own gardens. There are many varieties of this dish as other ingredients can be added.
  • Galician Octopus: This is a very simple dish as the octopus is boiled by putting it 3 times inside a pot of boiling water for a few seconds. This way it keeps its skin and stays soft. It then gets sliced and it is served with sliced boiled potatoes, olive oil, salt and Very tasty!
  • Oxtail: It has been eaten since Roman times, though the current recipe comes from Cordoba. This is a stew where the tail is cooked with onions, carrots, tomatoes, garlic, bay leaf, red wine, olive oil and salt. This meat is super tender!
  • Pescaíto frito: This is a traditional Mediterranean coast dish, so if you are in Costa del Sol we recommend you give it a go. The popular “pescaito frito” is fish covered in flower and deep fried in olive oil.   In Fuengirola there are many great places where you can eat “pescaito frito”, like Chiringuito Rivera, right opposite our sister hotel, Hotel Yaramar.  There are lots of varieties of fish you can choose from: squid, baby squid, anchovies, fried octopus, dogfish, fried prawns… There is also another dish called fritura malagueña, fritura de verano or “Tierra y Mar”, very typical from here, which is a mix of fried fish and fried vegetables.

Well, if you love eating and discovering the typical cuisine of the places you visit, we hope you have enjoyed our last 2 blog posts and that you give these dishes a try next time you come on holiday to Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola.

Bon appétit!

Fernando González