Spain: What to eat in Aragon

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I was so impressed with the food on our blogger trip to Aragon I had to share it with you!

Aragon is in the northeastern corner of Spain – the Pyrenees (and France) border the north. The region encapsulates three provinces – Zaragoza, Huesca and Teruel – and we ate our way through all of them!

Traditional Aragonese cooking is simple and makes use of local ingredients. The mountains of Huesca and Teruel are known for their meats and cold cuts. Longanizas sausage (similar to Chorizo) makes an amazing starter – especially when paired with a glass of Edra Syrah. Ham from Teruel is equally amazing. Ternasco is a legendary dish of young lamb roasted “poorman’s style” with potatoes. Fish is usually trout from the fresh water rivers. Cod ajoarriero (with peppers) is also popular.

The valleys supply the vegetables. Borage, which grows along the river Erbo, is served cold with potatoes and vinaigrette. Black olives – bitter, nutty, salty and slightly sweet –  are more mellow than green olives and a regional specialty. Fat, plump cherries are also plentiful and served for breakfast and dessert. Fruits de Aragon is dried fruit dipped in chocolate. I brought this home and the girls demolished the whole basket in a couple of days.

If you’ve ever travelled with bloggers you will know you can’t touch a dish before it is photographed from every angle and then posted on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – so everyone else can enjoy it too.

Below are my food pics from the trip. Have a look and then let me know what you want to eat!

 

 

 

Had the most amazing starter at Hotel Rio Piedra in Nuevalos in the Aragon region of Spain. Air-dried apple crisps with foie gras and liquorice! 

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The food was exceptionally good in this last Aragon trip …. this is a black pudding appetiser. Was sweet and salty at the same time. 

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I’m back to some food pics from my recent #presstrip to Aragon – because it was soooooo good #britmumsaragon 

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IF YOU GO:

Spanish Tourist Board http://www.spain.info

Abba Huesca Hotel Calle Tarbes, 14, 22005 Huesca, Spain +34 974 29 29 00 https://www.abbahuescahotel.com/en/home.html

Real Posada de Liena Calle de la Virgen 10, 22808 Murillo de Gállego, Huesca, Spain +34 650 94 45 61 http://www.realposadadeliena.com

Monasterio de Piedra Hotel and Spa Calle Afueras, s/n, 50210 Nuévalos, Zaragoza,+34 976 87 07 00 http://monasteriopiedra.com

Río Piedra Ravesia Monasterio De Piedra, S/N, 50210 Nuévalos, Zaragoza, Spain
+34 976 84 90 07 http://www.hotelriopiedra.com

Hotel Reina Cristina Paseo del Óvalo, 1, 44001 Teruel, Spain +34 978 60 68 60 http://www.hotelreinacristinateruel.com

 

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Disclosure: My flight, travels and meals in Aragon were provided on a press trip for the basis of this review. All opinions are my own.

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7 Comments

  1. 12/08/2017 / 10:57

    I am not keen on olives but everything else is tempting me especially those desserts! Mouthwatering x

  2. I was incredibly impressed with the sheer deliciousness of the food and wine in Aragon. It was much more sophisticated than I was expecting. Just seeing the pictures above is making me hungry.
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  3. 23/07/2017 / 20:12

    I was going to say the black olives, but then you changed my mind with the cava sorbet! All looks fabulous – what a way to travel, to eat your way through a region!

  4. 15/07/2017 / 15:44

    Food looks amazing, even though I am veggie I have enjoyed fantastic food in that region. I would love to do something like this, I’m a food blogger… Where do I begin? Thanks 😊
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