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GOURMET IN TENERIFE

Tenerife Surprise presents and contains a collection of local food and drinks, with descriptions and photos to let you know the specialties that you should not miss in this place full of fantasy! The Canary Islands will offer you a wide variety of culinary specialties, so get ready to live a sublime gastronomic experience that will offer you the typical flavors of the Canaries! Gourmet in Tenerife is a mix of Spanish dishes that are influenced by the influence of Africa and Latin America. Of course you can taste some recipes that belong to the typical Canarian culinary tradition in all the menus of the hotels and restaurants of the island, but also dishes of cuisine from all over the world.

 Agricultural markets in Tenerife They are many, small or large, colorfully overflowing with perfumes; scattered throughout the island collect the agricultural products of surrounding crops that with passion and not a few efforts and sacrifices, farmers offer the colorful public of residents and tourists looking for products that smell of......

Bananas The banana grown in the Canary Islands enjoys an excellent reputation that indicates it as one of the best in the world. The result of an excellent climate, of a volcanic soil, of the care and attention that farmers place on it, the banana canary, due to its environmental......

Barraquito Waiter! A Barraquito Please! Don’t you know what the Barraquito is? It is a typical Canarian coffee that brings milk, coffee, cinnamon, liqueur, lemon … it is characterized by leaving visible the various color plans, which make it so exotic. The origin of the popular canary cortado “EL BARRAQUITO”......

Cheeses The dairy tradition of the rural areas of Tenerife is very much appreciated by the islanders who love local cheeses, so much so that they are among the first in Spain for per capita consumption (about 14/16 kg per year). The greatest consumption concerns fresh white cheeses, but the......

CHICKEN WITH TOMATO Simple but tasty, it is a recipe that can be used at any time of the year. Chicken meat is a staple food in the Canary kitchens and is also rich and cheap, it is very versatile and with it we can prepare more different recipes. Let’s......

Conejo en salmorejo A tasty stew, substantial and well-flavored flavor that can be enjoyed with a side of potatoes or Papas Arrugadas washed down with wine from the north of Tenerife to fully enjoy it. It is a rather easy recipe if it were not for the cleaning of the......

El Frangollo It is a “sweet” typical of Tenerife, the result of different ingredients such as milk, corn flour, lemon, eggs or sugar, even if in some places the milk is replaced with water. Ingredients: 1 liter of milk 50 gr. of butter 100 gr. of sultanas 100 gr. chopped......

FISH The fish that is caught in the deep Canary waters is basically what has fed the indigenous peoples for centuries. The various local markets offer fresh fish of good quality that is used in the best recipes both in the Canary houses and proposed by the many specialized restaurants......

Flour Inherited from the Canary aborigines Guanches, the first inhabitants of Tenerife, gofio is rightly one of the pillars of the Canarian nutrition. It is a toasted cereal flour and ground to stone with added salt, a food of pre-Hispanic origin from which the Canary aborigines fed, equalized to the......

Grilled cheese with mojo verde or rojo Canary cheeses, mainly of goat’s milk, are rather tasty and creamy. One of the most traditional ways to enjoy them is to grill them on the plate or “pass” them in the oven, spreading them with green or red mojo. Cut the slices......

Guachinche The Guachinche emblematically represent the island of Tenerife. There are about a hundred really born from the culinary tradition of the island, almost all located in the north of the island and are frequented even by inhabitants of other islands that, for these places, have a real cult, in......

Homemade croquettes of chicken and ham The homemade chicken and ham croquettes are excellent as an aperitif or to be combined with vegetables as a second course! To eat almost hot .. Ingredients: 75 gr of extra virgin olive oil 75 gr. of wheat flour 500 ml. of partially skimmed......

Honey (Miel) Tenerife honey is produced from a single floral species or derives from a mixture of endemic Canarian flowers, offering incomparable aromas and flavors. The tradition, more than five centuries old, has ensured that the product obtained has reached the maximum of aromatic pleasantness and that today represents an......

MADE OF GOAT MEAT Very tasty goat meat with influences of very strong flavors of South American origins from which the Canary Islands have suffered a strong immigration. Ingredients: 1 kg of goat meat preferably in one piece 1 onion olive oil carrots Red pepper olives almonds raisins 1 or......

Meat in Tenerife Despite the great tinerfeña tradition of seafood based cuisine, the island offers many high quality meats. Although the most requested meat is pork or beef, generally cooked on the grill or in the form of stews served with potatoes, chickpeas, peas etc., rabbit and goat meat are......

The Papas Arrugadas The Papas Arrugadas or arrugás (wrinkled potatoes) are a characteristic dish of the Canary Islands. Usually it is made with a particular variety of potatoes from the Islands, “the papa bonita”, but you can also use other varieties in the archipelago. Originally from Peru, from where the......

PATA ASADA  Typical dish of the Canaries which consists of roasting the leg of the pig, also called Canarian ham. It is a food that is present in most of the islands’ bars and restaurants, such as tapas or sandwiches. Very common in the celebrations of the life of the......

CERNIA OR SALED SPIGOLA It is the traditional Holy Week dish from Gran Canaria but available everywhere in the islands. It is a dish of fish, grouper, corvina or savory sea bass to be cooked with the ever-present potatoes, even the sweet ones, mojo and gofio. Ingredients: 1 kg of......

The Mojo The mojo is a traditional Canarian sauce, very used as a condiment for example with the papas arrugadas (Canarian potatoes) There are two types of Mojo: red and green. The main ingredient of the sauce is olive oil, in the green mojo, it mixes with parsley and coriander (used......

Wines in Tenerife Great value added to the island’s gastronomy is brought about by the presence of a large number of wine-growing crops. The oriented production, from the climate and the geological composition of the land that hosts it, collects its full-bodied and structured contents, proposing a really interesting variety......

ZUCCHINI CREAM It is a simple vegetable cream, prepared with zucchini and potatoes, cooked over low heat with olive oil, it is an easy dish to prepare and cheap. Let’s see all the steps together … Ingredients: 3 medium zucchini 200 ml. of water 100 ml. of milk cream 30......

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