Spanish food in beautiful Mallorca: 10 days in a Mediterranean heaven!

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Apart from being a top destination for….

lazy sun baths

swimming in uncontaminated waters

amusement parks

amazing scenery

water sports

shopping

all sorts of cocktails and nightclubs

etc..

Mallorca is also a great destination for gourmands :) whether you eat out or simply buy local products to cook at home!

Here are a few of my culinary discoveries and memories.

Let’s start with food markets: ham, ham and more ham at Inca market! ham
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Lovely yogurt ice cream with dark chocolate, nuts and strawberries: mallorca


Unmissable in Spain: tapas! Below: patatas bravas, spinach croquettes, meatballs at Cafetería Es Racó. tapas

My home-made rice with fresh cream and seafood. Plus aubergine, cherry tomatoes, salt, olive oil, red chilli flakes, garlic, onion and a few tbsps of red wine: spanish ricespanish rice

And my fresh cream ( with red wine ) rice with vegetables ( aubergine, potato, red peppers and same as previous dish ) : spanish rice spanish rice spanish rice

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Piña colada at Christinas Treffpunkt restaurant in Can Pastilla ( Palma de Mallorca ): pina colada


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galore at Anima Beach, in Palma de Mallorca: IMG_20130603_112939

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Cold coffee with cream on a beach called Es Trenc, in Ses Salines : IMG_20130604_231450

My daily breakfast (alas!) during this holiday: napolitana con chocolate and an espresso ( no, I do not count calories when I am on holiday).

Here is a video tutorial on how to prepare this delicious pastry, but it looks quite complicate:

One more mouth watering surprise was a filo pastry wrap called hojaldre ( or empanada ) de espinacas y queso feta ( with feta cheese and spinach ). We ate it sitting at a bar located in the shopping area of Palma de Mallorca, on a break between shops. I have no pic of it because the trip from my hands to my stomach was far too quick ;-) Here an example from the web though:

Lastly, it’s worth mentioning a lovely “tapas” of theirs: Pimientos de Padrón Fritos , or Fried Padrón Peppers. I first tried it at La Payesita restaurant, where we went twice due to their great food and friendly staff:

They are incredibly easy to prepare and you can find the recipe in English here: http://spanishfood.about.com/od/vegetariantapasrecipes/r/friedpadronpeppers.htm

So, have I convinced you to visit Mallorca??? Surely I’ve convinced myself to go back soon :D

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6 thoughts on “Spanish food in beautiful Mallorca: 10 days in a Mediterranean heaven!

    • Same here, I totally agree :D I visited the market while on a tour. The market was in a village called Inca, but there is also one in Sineu and one in Alcudia …

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