Delicious typical dishes of Almeria (II)
“Gazpacho cortijero” is a recipe that reigns in the province of Almeria, with cucumber as its primary ingredient. This not only gives an exquisite flavour to the food, but it is also is of great benefit to preserve one's good health.
This is a cold soup that dates back many years and was created in the less favoured areas of the Mediterranean. Garlic, almonds, bread crumbs, eggs and cucumbers, among other ingredients, are used for its preparation. It is very simple to make and is usually served with croutons and grapes without skins or seeds.
This Mediterranean dish is one of the most popular in Almeria, which is usually accompanied by fried eggs, potatoes or with a bread roll. It is one of the most popular “tapas” of this region and it is said that its name comes from the town of “Tabernas”, although in other versions it is related to its popularity in taverns and bars.
This tapa is prepared with peppers, onions, eggplant, garlic, tomatoes and other condiments to enhance the flavour of everything.