It’s been a while since Gibraltar Rock tours last blog but finally have managed to finish what was going to be the easter food blog. It seems ages since we left Easter behind us but I wanted to let you in on a few our local recipes that are most popular during the Easter Period but personally I can and do enjoy them all year round.
It has been a busy year and we are very grateful , I must give thanks to all those who have also taken the time to post reviews on Tripadvisor.
It’s always a pleasure to know our tours of Gibraltar are so popular and that they are enjoyed so much by peopleof all ages and from all around the globe.
So back to Gibraltar Tours take on Gibraltarian Recipes.
As you may already know Gibraltar Rock tours specialises in sightseeing tours in Gibraltar but with this blog I also want to give you a closer look at Gibraltar, our customs and our cuisine.
Many of you when in Gibraltar either on a rock tour or on a shopping trip, especially if you have been staying in southern Spain, will have already tasted some wonderful food and because of our location, Gibraltar is greatly influenced by our neighbour´s cuisine.
Some describe it as mainly Mediterranean diet I´d say with a British feel and with lots international influences……. Yes that about covers it…. Lots of variety available on the Rock.
Such a mixed culture must equal in our mixed cuisine, we eat Morrocan dishes, indian dishes , British, Mexican, Spanish, Italian and thai but at home we mainly cook the recipes our mums and grans used to cooked.
During the Easter period, we do indulge in our food and have picked up both British and Spanish traditions, a lot like at Christmas time. We dedicate a lot of time to our food…..but first the shopping……. Must haves during Eater…… Eggs, Eggs, and more Eggs, Cheese, Mayo, prawns, fresh fish, clams ,spinach…. Lots of spinach….chickpea flour, and Cod … lots of salted cod… and nearly forgot the snails.
Also plenty on the menu for the sweet toothed ….. Rice Pudding, bread pudding, fried bread with syrup, and lots of Chocolate Easter eggs.
Hope some of our Gibraltar Tour guests get time to give these recipes a try……..
- Nine rolls.
- Three big mugs of milk.
- Two mugs of sultanas.
- 1 egg.
- 1 caramel flan.
- Two teaspoon cinnamon powder.
- Two big mugs of sugar.
1 Soak bread in water, once done squeeze all water out, put into a big bowl,2. Add all ingredients and mix well. Transfer into a baking tray or oven dish, sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 170 until set3. Pierce the pudding with a cocktail stick, it should come out clean.
- 3 Bunches Spinach
- 3 Cups Hard Edam Cheese
- 1/4 Cup Breadcrumbs
- 1/2 Cup Oil
- 3 Garlic Cloves
- Salt And Pepper
- 4 -5 Eggs For Mixture
- 3 Eggs In Pie
- 1/2 Cup Of Water
- 1/2 Cup Oil
- Sufficient Flour To Form A Ball
- Preheat oven to 200c2. Wash the spinach after removing the thick white stalks. Roll up the leaves and cut very fine, place in a bowl with salt and plenty of boiling water to cover.3. Whilst spinach is in the boiling water make up the pastry.4. Mix all ingredients into a ball and set aside for a while.5. Now drain the spinach very well, squeeze all the water from the spinach and place it in a big bowl, add the beaten eggs, grated cheese and breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, garlic, parsley and the oil. Mix together very well.6. Line an oven dish with half of the dough7. Fill with the spinach mixture and make four wells in the mixture and crack the remaining four eggs sparingly. Cover with the remaining dough, brush the top with a beaten egg.8. And bake in the preheated oven.
You can see many more recipes on a Local Recipe Website and they also have a recipe book for sale. Check them out….
There are many restaurants in Gibraltar and I sure would love to try all of them to tell you all about the food……. Looks like a great future blog idea….
Gibraltar is looking forwarding to meeting you so come and pay us a visit…..and if you are looking for things to do in Gibraltar keep visiting our website for updates of what’s happening around town.