Glossary of Asturias gastronomy

We want to bring you closer to the basic vocabulary so as not to get lost in the letters when you go to restaurants in our region, when you go to the stores to buy, terms that are colloquially used in the day to day of our region. The first, two very used terms and that give faith of how much you enjoy the food in Asturias.
«Fartura»: eat to satiety. Binge eating or eating.
«Llambión»: person who likes candy very much.


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Today, more than 40 varieties of cheese are produced in Asturias and that is why we are the biggest cheese stain in Europe. Some of the most popular and popular ones we discover them in the cheeses of Asturias.

Typical cheese from Asturias

· Afuegal Pitu: fresh and pasty cheese with two varieties, white and spicy, which gets its name from the peculiarity of sticking to the palate during its tasting. More info Afuegal Pitu Cheese
· Beyos: cheese made from raw cow's milk, usually in Amieva and Ponga. More info Cheese of the Beyos
· Cabrales: cheese made with milk from sheep, cow and goat in the council that bears the same name. More info Cabrales Cheese
· Gamonéu: cheese made in the huts of shepherds of the high ports of Cangas de Onís and Onís. More info Gamoneu cheese
· The pear tree: blue cheese made in the area of ​​Avilés.
· Peñamellera: cheese made with one or three very soft, fresh and creamy milk.
· Pría: smoked cheese made in the council of Llanes.
· Vidiago: cheese made in Vidiago, Llanes, with cow's milk.

Seafood and fish from Asturias

· Andarica: nécora.
· Bugre: lobster.
· Llámpares: limpets Molluscum univalvo that is located adhered to the rocks of the coast and consumed with sauce.
· Pinchu hake: hake caught with a hook and not with a net, so its meat is much finer.
· Ñocla: crab or sea ox.
· Oricios: sea urchins.
· Parrocha: small sardine
· Pixin: monkfish.
· Living Rooms: herring
· Tiñosu: scorpion fish, rock fish with a lot of thorn but very tasty for stews and pâtés.
· Xáragu: sea bream, fish.

Meats of Asturias

· Cachopo: two beef fillets breaded and filled with plenty of cheese and ham, fried to get a crispy exterior and a juicy interior.

Cachopo of Asturias

· Roxa meat: veal meat fed in the pastures of the mountain passes.
· Compangu: meat components of fabadas, potes and boiled.
· Emberzáu: blood sausage with onion, cornmeal, fat and blood of pork, wrapped in leaves of cabbage and cooked that is served fried in slices.
· Gochu: pork.
· Pantrucu: in the area of ​​Llanes is called a flour, egg, onion and bacon dough that is cooked with the stew. In Ribadesella, it is a type of fried blood sausage.
· Pitu de Caleya: village chicken raised in the wild and fed on grain and not with feed.
· Sabadiego: is a kind of sausage made with pork and other ingredients.
· Xuan: sometimes in diminutive, xuanicu, a black pudding that is mixed with pieces of pumpkin.

Typical desserts of Asturias

· Milk pudding: although it is taken in much of Spain, it is very popular in Asturias, where it is prepared more creamy thanks to a prolonged cooking.
· Carbayones: puff pastry stuffed with almond cream and covered in frosting.
· Casadielles: sweet dumplings stuffed with ground walnut and hazelnut and anise.
· Frixuelos: Typical Carnival dessert of the same family as the Castilian flakes, Galician pancakes or French crepes.
· Marañuelas: characteristic sweet cookies.
· Panchón: kernel of spelled bread with butter and sugar that is fried and crumbled before serving, typical of Aller.

Recipe «Rice pudding»

Terms related to the world of cider

· Chigre: bar where cider is sold mainly. Spanish: cider house
· Culete, culín: quantity of cider that is poured and consumed at one time.
· Scand: to throw the cider from above so that when falling on the edge of the glass it manifests in its amplitude all the organoleptic qualities.
· Espalmar: scarce permanence in time of the foam when pouring cider.
· Espicha: popular and traditional party with typical food as a tapas -cup to cider, buns preñaos, tortillas, cheese ... - and cider.
· Make vasu: sufficient presence of carbon in the cider that gives more "life" to break in the glass.
· Wound: local where the cider is made. Press used to obtain the must.
· Mayar: crush the apple to facilitate the extraction of the must during the pressing in the wound.
· Palu: set of organoleptic qualities (color, aroma, flavor ...) that define a cider in particular.
· Stick: when drinking, the cider covers the walls of the glass with a thin curtain of bubbles. The smaller these are of better quality is the cider.
· Pipa: barrel where fermentation and cider is made. Espichar a barrel or a pipe is to practice a small hole to be able to taste the liquid and, thus, decide the optimal moment of bottling. It is also used as equivalent to 450 liters.

Other typical foods of Asturias

· Prenatal buns: small cooked breads with a chorizo ​​inside.
· Boronchu or emberzáu: type of blood sausage
· Borona: corn bread stuffed with chorizo, bacon and rib.
· Fabes: white beans, the variety called de la Granja, exclusive to the region and main ingredient of the fabada.
· Pot: traditional stew based on cabbage, potatoes and beans with compango.
· Tortos: small golden corn cakes in a pan. They are usually eaten with eggs and chorizo ​​or with cheese.
· Verdinas: small greenish beans very soft, so they usually prepare with seafood, typical of Llanes.


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