One of the best things of travelling is having the opportunity of tasting some of the traditional dishes of Huelva, located between the sea and mountains and marked by the geographic characteristics of this province. The cuisine of this region is marked by sea products such as the shellfish and the fish, as well as by meats and vegetables.
But regarding the cuisine of Huelva, the first thing that comes to mind are some of its star products, such as the exquisite Jabugo ham, coming from free range pigs from the hills of this small town. We also know full well the strawberries of Huelva, a regional fruit that becomes traditional since 90’s. And in respect of the shellfish, the star product is the white prawn from Huelva.
The food of Huelva could be considered as a food with intense and traditional flavours, whose most typical dishes are characterized by the meat, fish and vegetables. I really recommend among its traditional meat dishes (in which the lamb and pig prevail) for example, the caldereta de cordero or carrillera de cerdo.
Among fishes and shellfishes, it is very usual the tuna with tomato, raya al pimentón, pargo encebollado or the swordfish. We cannot miss the opportunity to try the dried salted tuna of Huelva, the cuttlefish (similar to a squid) or the coquina, typical molluscs from Costa de la Luz.
On the other hand, in the cuisine of Huelva, the vegetable stews are also cooked, as well as the habas enzapatás, made with broad beans, pennyroyal and garlics, or the chickpeas with spinach.
Regarding the cakes and pastries, some delicacies very recommended are the cakes from Huelva, torta real or the delicious quince jelly.
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