Besides the amazing riding that Girona and the Costa Brava have to offer, the culinary delights are another great reason we love this trip. Catalan cuisine relies heavily on the Mediterranean coast, with wonderful seafood, fresh vegetables, olive oil and amazing cheeses and meats.
1. Pa amb tomàquet: literally, “bread with tomato”, this simple yet flavorful dish consists of bread, sometimes toasted, smeared with fresh tomatoes, olive oil, salt and sometimes garlic. It goes wonderfully with smoked meats and sharp cheeses.
2. Esqueixada de bacalla: literally “torn” or “ripped” salt cod. The cod is prepared with tomatoes, onions and olive oil, then served chilled.
3. Fuet: a long, thin, dried sausage typical of the region.
4. Crema Catalana: similar to crème brûleé, this sweet custard dish was originally served on March 19 (Saint Joseph’s Day), but is now eaten year-round. The custard is often flavored with lemon or orange zest.
5. Xuixo: can’t get enough crema catalana? Then maybe you should try these pastries, typical of Girona, which are stuffed with crema catalana then fried. Yum!
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