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Tradition and avant-garde

GASTRONOMY

GASTRONOMY IN ADEJE

  • The gastronomy of the Canary Islands, in general, and that of Tenerife, in particular, is unique and delicious. Its great variety and simplicity make our dishes some of the most sought-after reasons why tourists visit us. A gastronomic tour of Costa Adeje will reveal a world of flavors: from more traditional dishes to more creative and avant-garde ones. Enjoy our culinary wealth made with fresh, healthy products from our land and accompany them with our exceptional wines.
  • Traditional Dishes

    Cuisine from Adeje is marked by the economic history of the islands. The precariousness of the island population and the lack of resources for centuries made potatoes, cereals and livestock products the food base of the population. Gofio, goat milk, dried figs, fish, walnut water or lemon verbena were common foods in the diets of those from Adeje.

  • Haute Cuisine

    For the most demanding food-lovers, the cuisine of the Costa Adeje is part of its attraction. Adejera cuisine has evolved in recent years and has led to a creative and original repertoire of dishes, where traditional recipes are recovered and flavors and textures are fused with the latest techniques. Restaurants that work along these lines are located mainly in the coastal area of ​​the municipality, Costa Adeje and many of its hotels, where authenticity, quality and culinary delicacy are the main elements of each of them.

  • Local Products of the Earth: Gofio, Honey, Cheese, Wine

    If you want to find local products made in Adeje, such as wine, cheese, honey or plantain (grown in many of the plantations of Adeje) you can visit the Agromercado de Adeje, where farmers and artisans sell their fresh products from the land. Among the products on sale is a wide variety of fruit and vegetables, wine, honey, gofio, mushrooms, cheeses and dairy products, flowers, handicrafts and pastries, as well as organic products.

Recipes from the Canary Islands

ESSENTIAL DISHES

The great variety and simplicity make our dishes some of the most sought-after reasons why tourists visit us. Simple, tasty recipes:

PRODUCTS OF THE EARTH

  • GOFIO

    gofio is basically toasted and ground cereal. It is the only food that originates from the island natives. That primitive gofio was made with barley, and also with roots and fruits harvested and dried. These materials were prepared in a hand mill consisting of two rough circular stones that rotated one above the other. Later gofio started acquiring new flavors, mainly those of wheat and millet (corn). Nowadays, gofio is used dissolved in milk – as breakfast – and mixed with a wide variety of ingredients (oil, water, fresh fruits such as bananas, or dried, honey, oil, water, sugar…). Currently, it is used in Canary Islands cuisine, pastry and even ice cream.

  • BANANA

    Sweet, tasty and easy to eat; just peel to appreciate its exquisite flavor. It is a fruit that can fit in almost all diets. The banana is the most important crop of the Canary Islands and, for decades, its industry was at the centre of the archipelago’s economic growth.

  • CHEESE

    Much of the cheese that is made is home-made, although subject to strict regulations and with control. The most used milk is goat’s milk, a distinguished animal for its high production and quality. In some cases sheep’s milk is added, which provides greater smoothness in the maturation. Within the varieties of this product you can enjoy different types, such as fresh cheese, white, pasteurized or within ripened, tender, semi-cured, aged, old and aged.

     

  • WINE
    The volcanic terrains on which vine crops are based, bathed by Atlantic airs and a generous climate for cultivation, result in an excellent raw material that helps to obtain wines of unique identity. The vineyards are located between 300 and 1600 m above sea level. Varieties of white grapes: Bastardo blanco, Bermejuela, Forastera blanca, Gual, Listán blanco, Malvasía, Moscatel, Pedro Ximenez, Sabro, Torrontes, Verdello and Vijariego. Varieties of red grapes: a Bastardo negro, Listán negro, Malvasía rosada, Moscatel negro, Negramoll, Tintilla, Vijariego negro.
  • HONEY
    The exclusive natural and cultivated flora of the municipality, with a large number of endemism and a long flowering season ensuring bees can be working practically all year round, are the reason why a variety of unique honeys are collected in the world thanks to the combination of chestnuts, tajinastes, broom, barilla, fruit, herbs and endless plant species where bees find the nectar with which they make the honey. Honey is a very complex biological product whose nutritional composition varies according to the flora of origin, the area, the climate. It is used mainly in pastry, although it can also be included in different recipes of meats, stews and sauces for salads, or as an accompaniment to many desserts such as yoghurts, cheeses, fruit as well as sweetener in teas or other beverages.
  • BLACK PIG
    ig cattle have been present in the Canary Islands since pre-Hispanic times and it is considered that the current black canary pig could have its origin from the animals existing on the islands at the time of the conquest and would have received influences from European pig breeds, mainly of Iberian and English races. Officially this breed was recognized at the state level through its incursion in the annexes of Royal Decree 1682/1997, of November 7, cataloging the Black Canary Pig under the category of Special Protection. The pig, in the Canary Islands, has been linked to the rural environment and the breeding or fattening of one or several of these animals in homes for self-consumption was quite common. Nowadays, it has become a gastronomic product of recognized prestige and one can enjoy dishes as well-known as the Asado de Cochinillo, Caldereta de Cochinillo…

TEN PLATES YOU MUST TRY

The most typical dishes of the town are very similar to those of the rest of the island. Here is a list of the ten “must-haves” of popular gastronomy of the Canary Islands

Variedad gastronómica

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A gastronomic tour of Costa Adeje will reveal a world of flavors: from more traditional dishes to more creative and avant-garde ones. Enjoy our culinary wealth made with fresh, healthy products from our land and accompany them with our exceptional wines.

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