Food - Formentera

>
Food
'Paella mediterranean rice food by the Balearic Formentera island beach [ photo-illustration]' - Formentera
'Paella mediterranean rice food by the Balearic Formentera island beach [ photo-illustration]' holbox / Shutterstock

As an island, Formentera has traditionally made use of local produce in its cooking and it is not surprising that islanders have made fish one of the key pillars of local cuisine.

Lunch, la comida, is eaten at around 2pm, and dinner not until 10pm. The menus are usually available in English, and have a lot of options.

There a lot of italian restaurants, mediterranean cuisine restaurants, beach clubs and, of course, local restaurants, where you can try the island specialities.

Specialities

In most restaurants you will find freshly caught sea fish, cooked in different ways, in the form of an exquisite grilled dish with sauces or served as part of a delicious rice dish. You should also try the 'Ensalada Pagesa', a traditional salad made with tomatoes, bread, potatoes and dried fish. Meat dishes include stuffed leg of lamb, baked pork with milk mushrooms and lamb stew with artichokes. Rabbit with peas is also a good option.

Cheese made from sheep and goat’s milk is a specialty of food in Formentera. In addition to the cheeses, in Formentera they produce its own sobrassada (cured meat).

Do not forget to keep a space in your stomach for local desserts, such as the 'greixonera', 'flaons', 'bunyols' and 'orelletes'.

And, of course, last but not least, figs (fresh or dried) from the fig trees you will see everywhere around, even more delicious when accompanied by cheese and honey. Or even by spanish ham!!