Exploring the Authentic Flavors of Tenerife: A Culinary Journey to the Canary Island

When talking about Tenerife, you can't help but immerse yourself in its rich culinary culture, which reflects centuries of history and multicultural influences. Canarian cuisine is a feast for the senses, offering a wide range of delicious dishes and fresh ingredients from the land and sea.

One of the most emblematic dishes of the island is the "papas arrugadas con mojo", potatoes cooked in their skins in salted water until they become wrinkled, served with spicy "mojo" sauces based on chilli pepper, garlic and olive oil. This dish is a pillar of Canarian cuisine and is a delight to enjoy at any time of the day.

Another local delicacy is “gofio”, a toasted cereal flour used as a base for many traditional dishes. Gofio can be served as soup, polenta or even dessert, offering a wide range of flavors and textures.

For fish lovers, Tenerife offers a myriad of delicious dishes prepared with fresh seafood. The “vieja sancochada”, a typical recipe of fish cooked in broth with potatoes and vegetables, is a must-try for anyone who wants to savor the authentic flavors of the island.

But Canarian cuisine is not limited only to fish; Pork, rabbit and goat meat are common ingredients in many traditional dishes. “Cochino negro” is a local specialty based on black pork raised on the island, slowly cooked with spices and aromatic herbs to obtain tender and tasty meat.

For vegetarians, Canarian cuisine also offers a wide selection of dishes based on local vegetables such as avocados, tomatoes, courgettes and sweet potatoes. The “ropa vieja”, for example, is a tasty vegetable stew served with tomato sauce and rice, perfect for those looking for a light and healthy meal.

Finally, we cannot talk about Canarian cuisine without mentioning traditional desserts. The “bienmesabes”, the “frangollo” and the “truchas de batata” are just some examples of delicious desserts that will delight your palate with their irresistible sweetness and their unique flavours.

In summary, Canarian cuisine is a feast for the senses that combines fresh ingredients, traditional recipes and culinary influences from around the world. With its wide range of delicious dishes and authentic flavours, Tenerife is a gastronomic paradise for anyone wishing to explore the island's culinary delights.

To try Canarian cuisine, in addition to going to the Guachinche, we have some excursions, such as those by bus which, in addition to offering an experience to visit the island, you will also have the opportunity to try Canarian cuisine.