5 summer dishes in Majorca
Majorca has a very rich and varied cuisine that can delight the five senses. Thanks to the Mediterranean climate enjoyed by the island, Majorcans have managed to adapt their cuisine with lots of hot dishes in winter and fresh, easy to prepare options to ease the high temperatures during the summer months. And it is precisely this side of Majorcan cuisine that you can try during your holidays in Majorca during August, both in traditional restaurants and in our 5-star hotel in Playa de Palma. Try a deliciously mouthwatering taste tour of the island with these 5 typical Majorcan dishes that are perfect for cooling you down in summer.
- Trempo – Perhaps you have heard of the famous ‘coca de trempó’, one of the quintessential Majorcan winter dishes that is cooked but based on a typical Majorcan salad, which is preferred in the summer months. This dish is very easy to prepare and is the perfect accompaniment to fish, seafood and it’s even very commonly used as a base for the well-known ‘pa amb oli’, one of the leading lights of the island’s cuisine. This refreshing dish is prepared with red and green peppers, onion and tomato.
- Esqueixada of cod –This is a very fresh choice of dish for you to enjoy eating on a terrace in the Mediterranean sun. It has Catalan roots, and consists of strips of seasoned cod wrapped in a salad of peppers, black olives and onions and is usually served very cold.
- Pa amb oli – If you are looking for what to eat in Majorca, pa amb oli is the star recipe of the island of calm. This simple dish, the origins of which date back to the 18th century, is made up of two or more slices of rustic bread to which tomatoes and traditional Majorcan foods are added such as a wide assortment of cheeses, sausages, sobrassada, camaiot, serrano ham, cod and salmon … This delight will become one of your food essentials during your trip.
- Paella – Who doesn’t want a delicious paella by the seaside? Although this delicious dish didn’t originate on the island of calm, its certainly true that paella has become very popular in the restaurants located on the beachfronts of the capital and the towns such as in Mikel & Pintxo, a restaurant in Playa de Palma just perfect for enjoying a delicious paella of seafood, mixed with meat, vegetarian or vegan, amongst lots of other options.
- Gató with ice cream – This dessert has its origin in the picturesque villages of the Sierra de Tramuntana and dates back to the 19th century, when almond cultivation was one of the staples of the Majorcan economy. It is an almond cake served with a scoop of ice cream that can be almond or vanilla, depending where on the island it is eaten. It makes a perfect sweet before your coffee.
Majorcan cuisine is a pleasure that you shouldn’t miss during your summer holiday on the island of calm.