Food & Drink

Noches de Jameos 2015

The Jameos del Agua will be opening for 3 nights per week for the Noches de Jameos in 2015.

Noches de Jameos

The Noches de Jameos were normally held on Tuesdays and Saturdays, due to demand, a third evening on Wednesdays has been added to the calendar for this summer. On weekdays the Jameos del Agua will open the doors at 19:00 to serve two different menus from 19:30.

Menú de los martes / Tuesday’s Menu

Primer Plato / Starter

Ensalada de langostinos con queso fresco de cabra, guacamole, mezclum de lechugas bañadas con salsa rosa y vinagreta de albahaca / King prawn salad with fresh goats cheese, guacamole served on a mixed bed of lettuce with pink sauce and a basil vinaigrette

Sorbete de lima / Lime sorbet read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review - Taberna La Parra, Puerto del Carmen

This is a guest article from Graham Snelgrove. Graham has lived in Tias for two and a half years and is a freelance writer, copy editor and proof reader. He loves off- roading in his Jeep, taking photos and writing about the less known aspects of Lanzarote.

Tucked away in a side street in Puerto del Carmen old town is a little gem of a tapas bar called Taberna La Parra.

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We found La Parra while looking for something different to the tourist fare you tend to get in the resorts. The place looked traditional, cosy and the welcome we received was warm and effusive. We ordered drinks at the bar and the owner, Vera, brought us some fresh made pizza slices.

The bar has been recently taken over by Vera, her partner Massimo and his cousin Tiziana from Taranto in southern Italy. Vera told us read more »

Lanzarote Recipe - Pimientos De Padrón

Another Lanzarote tapas staple and one which is so easy to cook! If you manage to get the correct type of Spanish Padrón Pepper, remember, there’s an occasional hot one in every 20 or so!

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Ingredients

Padrón peppers (allow 8 to 10 per person) – they are a particular type of green pepper, which originated in Galicia, but you can substitute any type of small pepper.

Sea salt – From Lanzarote is best!

Olive oil

Method

We use a skillet, read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, El Navarro

We were dining out with friends and they wanted to eat at one of their favourite restaurants in Lanzarote before flying back to the UK. El Navarro is No1 on TripAdvisor for Costa Teguise, it was our first experience, we hadn’t dined here before.

El Navarro Ramon running with the bullsEl Navarro Interior

Our timing was lousy as we didn’t get to meet Ramon, apparently he’s just retired and left the restaurant in the capable hands of his daughter Irache and her husband who is the chef. There is a photo mounted on the wall inside the restaurant of Ramon running with the bulls on the mainland, we understand that his front of house personality will be missed.

El Navarro lamb curry croquettesEl Navarro serrano ham & baby squid salad

We were greeted by read more »

Lanzarote Recipe - Gambas al Ajillo

When we posted our Gazpacho recipe last week, a reader immediately asked if we had a recipe for this dish, which is probably the most popular tapa in Lanzarote – prawns with garlic.

Let’s talk about the terracotta dish first – it’s not essential, but you can buy them all over Lanzarote, and they add an authentic touch.

Gambas al Ajilo

For 4 servings

Ingredients

200ML of olive oil (not extra virgin)

Large knob of butter

750g raw prawns peeled and de-veined (feel free to butterfly them if you want)

2 small dried or fresh red chillies (leave whole if you don’t like to spicy or slit them if you do)

6 cloves garlic sliced thinly

Teaspoon read more »

Lanzarote Recipe - Gazpacho

OK, we admit it. Gazpacho isn’t really a Lanzarote recipe, but it’s perfectly suited to our climate, which is why we’ve adopted it here on the islands.

Gazpacho is believed to have come to Spain from Arabia with The Moors, and that’s why it’s most associated with the region of Andalucía.

We’ve spent years trying various recipes for gazpacho, and we’ve modified them to come up with our own.

Gazpacho

Ingredients

(Serves 6)

1 Kilo of tomatoes – very ripe is ideal, read more »

Lizarran Lanzarote

If you read this website often, you’ll know we like nothing better than great tapas, and we’ve discovered a new place we know you’ll love!

Lizarran at Marina Lanzarote Huevos Rotos y caña at Lizarran Lanzarote

Lizarran at the new marina in Arrecife offers a range of over 200 pinchos, tapas dishes and raciones served in a really novel way and offering great value for money. Try the huevos rotos (broken eggs) for something different which are served with chips and a choice of toppings.

Find yourself a table inside or outside, a waiter will bring you a beer (they serve Mahou, which is our favourite beer!) and then just help yourself to the dishes from the bar, which are replenished all the time. Pinchos will small sticks are €1.40, those with large sticks are €1.90 and a tapa is €2.40. The beer is also a very reasonable 90 cents for a caña. Fresh hot dishes come out every so often, and a bell is rung before they are offered to your table.

Lizarran Tortilla PinchoLizarran Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Pincho

We tried some of the food, and read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Prado Verde

We walked through through the Las Cucharas shopping centre with the intention of a pizza for lunch at one of the restaurants on the terrace overlooking the beach.

Prado Verde Costa Teguise Prado Verde Calamares

We decided on the Restaurante Prado Verde which has a double front with plenty of shaded seating to eat al fresco. Although pizza had been on our mind, we actually ordered the menu del día after browsing their menu.

Prado Verde Salad Prado Verde Fish

Miguel went for the €12.95 menú especial and I chose dishes from the standard and extemely good value menú del día at €7.75. Both menus offer read more »

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