Mallorca has lots of awesome food to offer. They love to cook with pork and lamb and, being an island, with tons of fresh fish and seefood. Mallorca seduced me to try ray for the first time but even though it was perfectly grilled, it was probably my last time.
Since Spain and Mallorca have a bit off a touchy relationship, I’m not declaring that those things are typically Mallorquin or Spanish and you can find Spanish things in Mallorca and the other way round. For me, those are simply the things I have to eat while I’m on the island:
Ensaïmadas are yeast-based dough circles, which you rip apart and dunk in hot chocolate. The hot chocolate is thick and has a slightly sour aftertaste – it’s a delicious combination.
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It’s a snack you can find everywhere on the island: a tomato-garlic sauce is spread on bread, which is then slathered with olive oil before more tomatoes, jamón Serrano and/or cheese are added.
Shrimp, garlic cloves and sometimes chilipeppers are cooked in olive oil. It’s served with some sort of garlic mayonnaise and lots of white bread. You don’t have to eat the garlic cloves but where is the fun in that? This dish ensures you have your side of the beach all to yourself for about the next three days.