succulent and light at the same time. Their best-known dishes, thanks to their genius and simplicity, include papas arrugadas, which are served with mojo picón, a spicy sauce made of oil, garlic, chilli and paprika. The island’s local fishing means that its gastronomy offers a good number of fish and seafood dishes in the most varied forms of international cuisine. Here, the Canary Islands also offer visitors very tasty local dishes that include fish stews, Sancocho canario, which is made with salted fish in a dip sauce.
The fantastic exotic fruit that grows on the islands is also a natural part of many delicious desserts. This is the case of the banana, which grows in abundance on the islands and has an exquisite taste.
Canary wines have a long-standing tradition and were mentioned by Shakespeare in his literature. In particular, the traditional-method Malmsey wine from Lanzarote, the Taraconte Reds in Tenerife and the less well-known but by no means less tasty wines of El Hierro and La Palma. And to complete the selection of “bottled pleasures”, visitors should not leave the islands before trying their original and delicious rum and honey-rum.