Calpe's gastronomy is famous for its typical dishes based on fish from its bays, such as sardines, mackerel, monkfish and octopus. Trying these dishes is ideal for enjoying textures and flavours that will leave a mark on your visit to Calpe. What are the most popular dishes? Here are some of them for you to order in the restaurants in the area!
First of all, we recommend the black rice. This rice is made with cuttlefish or pieces of cuttlefish, a bag of ink and essentially fish stock. It can also be prepared by adding saffron, ñora and tomato.
However, the most traditional rice dish in Calpe is Arròs del Senyoret. It has always been told from generation to generation that this rice is so called because the fish and seafood in the dish is already clean and you don't have to get your hands dirty. This dish is the reason why rice is the star ingredient of Calpe's gastronomy. This rice is prepared with squid, mussels, prawns, crayfish, soup fish or moralla, parsley and tomato.
Away from rice dishes, the most traditional dish is the Llauna de Calp. It is a dish that can be easily prepared in the oven or on the stove. It is a mixture of potatoes, tomatoes and fish from the coast. Apart from a variety of fish, hake and whiting are essential.
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