There are places in Spain where you eat very well and the northern area is undoubtedly one of them. From Galicia to Asturias passing through the Basque Country. The Basque gastronomy is the one we are going to focus on today, so we can see what their typical dishes are. This cuisine, like that of many other areas in the north, focuses not only on seafood, but also on land.
There is no doubt that the raw material helps a lot to the fact that in the Basque Country we find a gastronomy that offers really delicious dishes. If we go on vacation to this community it is essential to try some of its most typical dishes.
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The culture of the Basque Country offers us delicious Pintxos, which are appetizers that are usually punctured with a stick and are usually eaten in one bite, although it depends on the type of skewer. In bars we can find many of them and drink them accompanied by a zurito, which is a small glass of beer, cider or txakoli, which is a white wine from the region. There's a endless pintxos that we should try like his famous Gilda, which is composed of a chilli, olive and anchovy. The skewers that carry cod are also famous, with the kokotxas as the protagonists, since it is a very tender part. Let's not forget to try the tortilla skewer stuffed with txaka, which are the crab sticks.
In this type of kitchen, tasty and consistent dishes are carried, like this one. This dish was highly prized by sailors and has become part of popular culture. Made with tuna, potatoes and chorizo pepper, it is a delicious dish that will leave us satisfied. During the summer the beautiful is in high season, so even if it is a hot dish, it is the best time to try it.
Cod al Pil-pil
This is one of the more traditional dishes that we can find in Basque gastronomy. This dish is made with cod, which is undoubtedly one of its most appreciated ingredients, which can be found in many other dishes and tapas. It also has olive oil and chilli peppers. It is usually prepared in a traditional clay pot.
This delicious dish is ideal for cold days. It is made with the leek as the main character but it also has potatoes and cod. This dish is served hot and there are those who prefer the vegetarian version in which they do without cod. Be that as it may, they continue to show us that the products of the field have a high quality here and have always been the basis of their gastronomy.
Kokotxas in green sauce
HR kokotxas are a soft part of the fish located in the lower part of the head and is highly appreciated in Basque gastronomy. These kokotxas are prepared in many ways and one of them is to add green sauce made with garlic cloves and parsley.
El txangurro is the spider crab, so when we talk about it, we refer to the delicious dishes made with the meat of this seafood that is very popular in this community. One of the most popular consists of the crab cooked with onion, tomato, leek, breadcrumbs and brandy.
Squid in ink
Each filtering bag squid or squid They can be seen in many gastronomies in the north, since it is a coastal area. Squid in its ink are already well known around the world but they are also part of Basque gastronomy. The sauce is obtained with squid ink to which garlic, onion and tomato are added.
The piperrada is a garnish made with pepper, which is another of the star ingredients of Basque gastronomy. This accompaniment is also used in Navarra. It can be taken alone with bread, but also accompanied with the famous cod or with tuna. It is a great base for many other dishes within this gastronomy.
As in all good gastronomy we find typical sweets to finish a good meal. If we thought that in the Basque Country they are specialists in dishes consisting of fish, the truth is that they also have great sweets. Goxua is one of them and it has pastry cream, syrup, whipped cream and sponge cake. It is usually presented in glasses like custard or also in the form of a cake.
La patxineta is another special dessert that is more associated with San Sebastián but that is also part of those sweets that you have to try. The mixture of puff pastry, almonds and cream certainly assures us of success, since they are ingredients that we find in many desserts. Basque gastronomy stands out for its simplicity with high quality raw materials that give rise to incredible dishes and desserts with a lot of flavor.