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Cured salted fish is used in many salted (salazones) food products such as roe, ventresca de atún (tuna belly), herring, mojama (dried salted tuna), etc which are served as appetizers. The region is also famous for savory snacks made salted tuna or sardines, fried egg, and chili peppers.
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Montaditos are tapa-sized twisted rolls filled with meats and salted fish, similar to a baguette. An artistic culinary gift from Spain, it is very commonly found in Alicante.
Local red wines made from grapes of the Monastrell, Vermeta or Garnacha varieties are a great addition to the local gastronomy of Alicante. Further, we have la “paloma” y el “cantabria”, which is dry aniseed and very cold water herbal liqueur served typically with montaditos.
Who could forget to mention rollitos de anís (aniseed rolls), la coca boba (spongy biscuits), dates and dried fruits? That's not all; we even have the famous creams, the turrón de Jijona nougat and the delightful chocolate from next-door-neighbor Villajoyosa.