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Must Taste Christmas Food in Alicante

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Christmas has finally arrived! If you are in Alicante enjoying a well-deserved break and are celebrating Christmas then this festival is ideal for you. With Christmas, the most important thing to consider is the food. Whether you are on holiday or staying with some local friends, we have written about some Spanish dishes that you must try when you are visiting Alicante.

After all, variety is the spice of life!

Sweet Snack – Mazapan & Polvorone

A popular cookie around Christmas time is Marzipan or also called Mazapan in Spanish is well known in Alicante. For those of you with a sweet tooth, you can enjoy this flavour-packed cookie as a go-to snack during the holidays.

Polvorone is a type of Spanish shortbread made with flour, milk, sugar and some almonds. They are powdered with sugar, and you can enjoy them fresh as they will easily melt in your mouth.

Christmas Dinner – Sea Food

Christmas dinner is the biggest meal of the year in Alicante. Tradition calls for a turkey stuffed with truffles, but nowadays, people are willing to spend a little extra for this special time of the year. Roast lamb or pigs is preferred and a classic cooked lobster for more flavour. You can enjoy this meal with some stew, seafood starters and also an array of fruit and cheese for a tasteful meal. If you do not enjoy such a large meal, try some of Alicante’s best foods such as paella for a local touch during your Christmas time.

Dessert - Turron

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A classic Christmas dish of Alicante, this popular food item is found everywhere. The nougat is made with nuts, and this food item is something that you can easily find everywhere. With two types of Turron, turron de Jijona and turron de Alicante, you can have your fill of whichever calls to you. Indulge away!

1 comment

Vanessa Clapes
I lived in Spain for many years before I returned to live in the u.k. again and i really miss the polvorones at Christmas and especially the ones of anis, turron of coconut,pastel d cabello d angel,the sweetbread cake for kings & pastel d la gloria. I have found polvorones here in the u.k.i also miss horchata.

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