This regions most important contribution is the cider (sidra).

21 Apr 2010


It was here where the Moors were sent packing in 722, and today the region’s most important contribution is the cider (sidra) that’s used in cooking every conceivable thing one can think of.

Pork is the most important meat and blood sausages, spiced sausages and flavoured sausages are used to eat as is, or in cooking; for example, the Asturian bean stew (Fabada Asutriana ).

In sharp contrast to this, sea urchins and wild salmon are favoured, the latter not as delicacy but as a matter of course.

For the sweet toothed, the Sobaos Pasiegos (a butter sponge cake) and the tarta de manzana (apple tart) provide the perfect ending to any meal.

Read more on: regions  |  stew  |  seafood publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.