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A gastronomic fiesta of tradition and one of nothing less than good taste arriving September 30th through to October 12th is arriving in the Galicia region. Although celebrated throughout the coastal area in north western Spain, where quality fish and seafood reign, this festival is something to shout about. Any appetite will bound to reach new heights for seafood lovers.
The Fiesta de Exaltación del Marisco has been celebrated since 1963, and every year people come to the fishing town, O Grove, to discover the extraordinary flavors that provide meals to the inhabitants here.
Thousands hailing from everywhere celebrate and enjoy the quality food offered at this great party. For those interested in preparing these scrumptious seafood dishes, courses are provided at this event with a chance to join in the numerous contests with the end results of what was learned.
In addition to all the steamed, baked and grilled cuisines filled with lobsters, clams, crabs, and other under-the-sea specialties, live performances prevail introducing the visitor to folk dances that are typical of the region of Galicia. There are also seminars and exhibitions to the point that this traditional festival is raised to the status of one of the leading gastronomic festivals in Europe.
Merluza Rellena de Setas con Almejas hails from the region. Simple to prepare, the taste buds will be in awe of the flavor and aromas. The hake can be substituted with any thick fillet of personal choice, such as tuna or swordfish.
2 hake steaks
10 clams (Little Necks)
1/4 lb. mushrooms
2 cloves garlic
1 to 2 roasted peppers cut into strips
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup fish stock
1 tablespoon white wine
1 pinch of sugar
Other recipes by Veronica:
Swordfish Alicante Style
Canelones Rellenos con Gambas
Pinchos de Gambas (Shrimp Skewers)
Sopa de Crema de Ajo (Cream of Garlic Soup)
Tortilla Española (Spanish Omelet)
Albóndigas de Arroz y Espinaca (Rice and Spinach Meatballs)
Crema Catalana (Catalonian Custard)