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Cuisine ~ What to Eat in Costa del Azahar?

Costa del Azahar offer great cuisine to its visitors. Gastronomy varies with the coast or inland towns.

Red mullet (salmonetes), Norway lobster (cigalas), shrimp (gambas)and king prawns (langostinos), mixed seafood platters, stewed (zarzuela de pescado), grilled sardines and variety of seafood dishes are the popular in the coastal towns.

In addition, rice dishes, particularly paella in its traditional meat or mixed chicken and shellfish versions is another “must”. Arroz a banda (rice cooked in the water used for the fish, but served as a separate dish), el caldoso, al horno (oven-baked) and con verduras (with vegetables) are other remarkable dishes. In Castellón, favorite dishes is the coques (pizza-style bases).

The Castellón province is also famous with its exceptional fruit and vegetables.

In the inland towns, meat and farm products are popular. Charcoal grilled meat, such as rabbit (conejo) and partridge (perdiz), cured ham and jerky (cecina), home-made cheeses, preceded by starters such as sopa morellana and sopa forcallana are the popular dishes of the inland towns.

As for the desserts, cuajada (rennet pudding), flan de almendras (cream caramel with almonds) and requesón (cottage-style cheese) with honey as well as the sweetmeats and pastries are popular.

 
 
 
 
 
   
 
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