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more traditional Manchego cuisine dishes

The gastronomy of Castilla-La Mancha It is a cuisine of simple and quality dishes made from very basic products such as Manchego cheese., which is one of the most representative culinary species of La Macha. It is characterized by having a great variety of traditional dishes powerful, that is to say, with consistency, since the farmers and shepherds needed and need enough energy to carry out the tasks of the La Mancha field.

The typical recipes of La Mancha food are born from the time of Don Quixote de La Mancha written by Cervantes. Don Quijote already narrated his tasting menu and gave importance to the best typical dishes of Castilla-La Mancha, a flat land of muleteers and farmers, where agricultural products take on crucial importance in shaping your kitchen.

The manchego character already recited his diet during his adventures and was based on traditional dishes of the community that are very easy to prepare and that still persist today, such as the rotten pot, Duels and losses, and splash.

Duels and losses

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Duels and losses

His name has led to more than one "headache". I do not know exactly its old process of elaboration. It is said that the meat of the sheep was served due to an accident suffered by the animal and therefore the "duel" would be for the lost sheep and the "broken" the cause of the loss.. In Don Quijote this recipe from La Mancha is referred to as cobblestone, since "paving" was "mixing with egg".

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potpourri, typical dish of La Mancha

potpourri, one of the most traditional dishes in Castilla-La Mancha

This traditional dish perfectly represents the gastronomy of La Mancha. It was said that the name rotten came from the introduction of slowly cooked raw foods that looked like they were going to rot. This pot carries all kinds of meats and vegetables and although today it has many variants, the essence of this dish is the typical three-turn stew: chicken, pork and beef.

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Manchego salpicón, better known as Old clothes in the rest of Spain

Manchego salpicón, better known as Old clothes in the rest of Spain

Although outside of La Mancha territory, salpicón is known as a kind of seafood salad, the "salpicón" from La Mancha refers to the "old clothes" of the stew. That is to say, if eaten cooked in the morning and at night the salpicón since they are the fried leftovers of this dish without the broth.

So much is the simplicity of the Manchego dishes extracted from agriculture, that one of the best known recipes is the manchego ratatouille: a meal made from green and red bell peppers, tomato and zucchini. This traditional manchego has become national category and is known and made throughout Spain and can be served both hot and cold.. Depending on who cooks it, you can add other products such as onion, egg or other staple food.

Manchego ratatouille, dish originating in Castilla-La Mancha

Manchego pisto has become a classic Manchego dish

In addition to the Manchego pisto, another of the unmistakable dishes for the La Mancha territory and known to other communities are the gachas. This traditional gastronomic recipe from La Mancha was a recurring dish for when things got difficult for shepherds and farmers since the ingredients were quite accessible as oil, it, flour and paprika. It was accompanied by meat or potatoes and peppers and is consumed around the pan or pan. It is common for the bread to be somewhat hard so that it is resistant to being punctured and wet in the porridge. That is why it is usually recommended that the bread be from the day before.

Another of the Manchego dishes to highlight are the oil and gas. Perhaps it is one of the most austere and traditional recipes of Castilla-La Mancha. The migas are made mainly from pieces of toasted bread accompanied by meat, sausage and chopped vegetables. There is also the popular variant, especially in the southeast of Spain, of wheat flour crumbs.

Rondeñas dish migas

Oil and Gas, the traditional dish of La Mancha

In the cities and municipalities of Castilla-La Mancha they also have their own star recipes exported to different Spanish cities. For example, the the typical dishes of Toledo like pickled partridge, A beautiful getaway to Castilla-La Mancha to try all these dishes enjoying an amazing tranquility surrounded by a natural paradise is, definitely, El Mirador de la Mancha, a rural complex that brings together everything you need when you are looking for an excellent gastronomy accompanied by supreme meats of their own breeding such as the Iberian pig and the yearling veal. A perfect rural enclave to enjoy as a couple, family and friends.

Resort El Mirador de La Mancha

El Mirador de La Mancha

And if you do a route in the province of Ciudad Real, by Almagro, Campo de Criptana, Alcazar of San Juan, or some other towns in La Mancha, remember to take a look at Scorching partner restaurants.

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