This seventh edition of the Saborea Lanzarote Enogastronómico Festival that will take place in the Villa de Teguise this weekend, and the main theme is “The flavours of the sea”. This wonderful 2 day festival showcases Lanzarote as a gastronomic tourism destination, and is one of the most important not only of the Canary Islands but of all Spain.
Lanzarote has fantastic food products, among which the products of the sea stand out. The island has a historical connection with the sea and its resources, it can be said that it breathes sea in all its corners.
Fishing has had and has a specific importance both for its original activity linked to the primary sector, and for its tradition. Lanzarote is located in the center of a privileged marine ecosystem. Its proximity to the Canarian-sub-Saharan fishing bank gives the island a strategic character on the Atlantic maritime map.
To the north of Lanzarote we find the Marine Reserve of the Chinijo Archipelago. With 70,700 Hectares is the largest marine reserve in Europe and an area of exceptional scenic value. This reserve is included in the municipalities of Teguise and Haría and is formed by the islets of La Graciosa, Alegranza, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este, Roque del Oeste or El Infierno and the rich ones of Famara. It was created in 1995 with the aim of guaranteeing the sustainable exploitation of fishery resources.
The fishing activity is carried out at two different and complementary levels. On the one hand there is coastal fishing, practiced by traditional arts, by local fishermen who supply fresh fish to the local market. In this way, the restaurants on the island offer an excellent genre appreciated by its clientele. Historically, they have lived with coastal fishing, the artisanal catch of the croaker and that destined for the wide range of salted fish characteristic of the Lanzarote cuisine.
Lanzarote also has an important tuna fleet. Red and white and pretty tuna occupy a prominent place in the offer of seafood, in the kitchen of the best restaurants on the island. The tuna of Lanzarote enjoys, therefore, of great gastronomic prestige, which allows its export to international markets.
The fish and sea products are, consequently, main ingredients of the culinary offer of Lanzarote. A wide range of products from the coast that, through different culinary techniques (fried, roasted, stewed) offer the visitor a range of marine flavours of exceptional quality.
For some time now, the prawns of La Santa, a coastal town in the central west of Lanzarote, have acquired enormous culinary value. This Soldier Shrimp is a crustacean very abundant in the Canary Islands. Its flavor and texture are equisitos and have become an authentic delicacy of our seas and that is strongly demanded by our guests.
The cuisine of Lanzarote has been characterized since ancient times, by the excellent quality of its raw materials, to that for its simplicity of its preparations.
You are invited to visit the Festival Enogastronómico Saborea Lanzarote 2017 and enjoy our gastronomy linked to the territory of Lanzarote and always rich in products.
Click on the link for more information and a programme of events :- https://saborealanzarote.org/
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