Recipes of Galician dishes: enjoy traditional gastronomy


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Recipes of Galician dishes

Undoubtedly, if you are going to travel to any part of Galicia, if there is one thing you can’t miss out on, it is enjoying Galician gastronomy. And if there is one thing that characterises Galician gastronomy, it is its great variety of dishes, in which you can find everything from seafood to land products and how they become authentic delicacies for the palate.

In Galicia Travels we present you 4 recipes of Galician dishes that you can’t miss.

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Galician octopus

Galician octopus is one of the most emblematic Galician dishes in the region and represents the essence of Galician cuisine.

  • To prepare it, you will need a fresh octopus of approximately 2 kilos.
  • In a large pot of salted water, boil the octopus for about 30-40 minutes until tender.
  • Once cooked, cut the octopus into slices and place in a serving dish.
  • Add olive oil, coarse salt and sweet paprika on top.
  • Serve hot and enjoy this traditional Galician dish.

Galician Empanada

Galician empanada is another culinary treasure of Galicia., which consists of a dough filled with ingredients such as meat, fish or vegetables. Here we present the classic Galician tuna pie.

  • For the dough, mix 500 grams of flour with 100 ml of water, 100 ml of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Knead until a homogeneous dough is formed.
  • Roll out the dough into two parts: one for the base and one for the top of the pie.
  • In a bowl, mix the bonito with onion, tomato, peppers and olives. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place the filling on the empanada base and cover with the dough lid.
  • Brush the top with beaten egg and bake at 180 degrees for about 40-45 minutes, until golden brown.
Galician Broth and more recipes

Galician Broth

Galician broth is a traditional and comforting soup, perfect for cold winter days. It is made from vegetables, pulses and pork.

  • In a large pot, boil 1 kilo of coarsely chopped potatoes with 200 grams of white beans previously soaked overnight.
  • In another pot, cook a cabbage and cut into julienne strips.
  • In a separate pan, sauté onion, leek and carrots.
  • Add poached vegetables, pork ribs and smoked bacon to the pot of potatoes and beans.
  • Add salt to taste and simmer for about 2 hours.
  • Serve hot and enjoy.

Santiago Cake

Tarte de Santiago is a classic dessert from the region of Galicia, characterised by its delicious almond flavour and smooth texture.

  • Mix 200 grams of ground almonds with 200 grams of sugar and 4 eggs.
  • Add the zest of one lemon and a tablespoon of flour.
  • Pour the mixture into a greased and floured round cake tin.
  • Bake at 180 degrees for about 30-35 minutes.
  • Once cold, decorate with icing sugar and the symbol of the cross of Santiago de Compostela..

As you can see, they are disparate recipes but all of them are delicious and represent only a part of the rich Galician gastronomy..

Each dish tells a story and showcases the love of local ingredients that characterises the region’s cuisine. If you have the opportunity to visit Galicia, don’t hesitate to try these dishes and discover the local gastronomy of the area where you are.

He knows Galicia in every sense and also, of course, from the gastronomic point of view. Remember that these are some of the typical dishes that you will be able to taste if you go.