Spanish food is famous worldwide and during our time in Spain we have sampled many of the top dishes. Over the last 15 years we have come to know and love much of the cuisine here. If you enjoying learning the local culture of this beautiful country then sampling the delicious food is essential.
The Best Spanish Food And Traditional Dishes of Spain
Below we are going to share our experiences with you but with a twist. We are not only going to tell you the best Spanish dishes, we will break that down into regions. We will feature the most famous Spanish food per region and give examples of more dishes. This way you will know what to try depending on where you go.
Meat & Seafood Paella, Valencia
We will start with Paella because it’s the most famous Spanish dish and it’s also from our area. Paella is the number one dish of Valencia which comes in many varieties. This is a rice-based dish which usually contains either fish or meat. It’s common to mix the two together (mixed Paella) or have one or the other. It’s also common to smoke this dish over wood to leave an authentic smokey taste.
The typical meats used in a meat Paella here are chicken, rabbit or both. Rabbit is the traditional meat of the local dish served with beans and peppers. Onions, garlic, olive oil and chicken stock are more typical ingredients used.
The seafood Paella usually contains a combination of mussels, clams, prawns and calamaris. Of course, there are many other things you can add but those are the most common.