Question: What is the food like in Galicia?
Answer: Being near the ocean to both the north and west, the seafood in Galicia is outstanding in this part of the Spain and makes up a large part of the diet here.
Seafood in GaliciaYou can expect to see the following seafood in Galicia:
- Merluza (hake in English), a hearty white fish, is served grilled or baked in olive oil with paprika.
- Chipriones (squid).
- Pulpo a la Gallega (octopus).
- Almejas (baby clams) are tiny and sweet and served in broth.
- Vieras (scallops) are served their shells with a light tomato/red pepper puree and a bit of cheese
- The hard-to-find navajas (razor-clams, so-called because they look like a switch-blade knife, or straight razor) are served plain and are a real treat.
- Gambas al ajillo (little shrimp in hot oil and garlic) have a nice bite
- The brave might want to try the ugly, chewy, weird-but-delicious percebes (goose barnacles that grow attached to rocks) that look like dinosaur fingernails.