Feel inspired this Christmas season with these festive recipes that use traditional Mallorcan flavours – enjoy with family and friends!
A big part of living on Mallorca is learning to cook local Mallorcan recipes, shopping at food markets or organic supermarkets and using fresh ingredients grown on the Balearic Islands. Traditional Spanish cooking is rooted in many healthy recipes that use fresh vegetables, Mediterranean fruit and local meats, washed down with good Spanish wine. In your luxury sea-front villa in Puerto Pollensa or Port Andratx, tuck into easy-to-make Spanish paella, the perfect Mediterranean dining experience. Learning to cook typical Spanish recipes is not hard, whether it is a tortilla de patatas, pan con tomate or croquettes, the simpler, the better. Palma de Mallorca is the heart of food on Mallorca, where international chefs are a great source of inspiration for when you are cooking Spanish recipes at home.
Closely related to the pumpkin, the sweet and earthy flavours of the butternut squash are the epitome of autumn.
Editor Helen Cummins shares her favourite cheese fondue recipe and where she buys all the best cheese and breads in Mallorca.
A little playful presentation gives this super simple watermelon and feta salad the wow factor.
Bowls of strawberry gazpacho set onto al fresco tables always wins smiles. Delicate in colour and flavour, it’s easy to make, too.
Find the recipes of some of our favourite dishes that capture the essence of Mediterranean cooking – healthy, fresh, delicious and best enjoyed al fresco.
Taking a traditional paella as the base for this recipe, this seafood dish is made extra special with the addition of saffron alioli.
Lemon season on Mallorca means copious amounts of the yellow super fruit. Why not use them in this delicious Greek soup combining lemon juice, chicken and rice!
This easy to make pumpkin and butternut squash soup is one of my favourite autumn recipes, perfect to cosy up to when the evenings get darker.
Cheat with store-bought puff pastry and your guests will never know how quick and easy this Fig and Goat’s Cheese Tart was to prepare.
This is one of my favourite Mediterranean summer salads. You’ll find beautiful ripe juicy peaches at the market, crumble the feta cheese and add the best jamón serrano you can find with a handful of rucula mixed with mint leaves and sprinkle with caramelised walnuts for a delightful salad that is sure to impress your friends.
Lamb is the traditional meat served for Easter Sunday lunch. Follow this traditional Mallorcan recipe and wow your family!
Enjoy this festive recipe for slow-cooked suckling pig, a firm Christmas favourite and particularly popular on Mallorca.
Enjoy this festive recipe for turron soufflé, where marinated Sóller oranges provide a citrusy counterpoint to the sweet nougat.
Enjoy this festive recipe for mallorcan christmas soup, a warm and filling favourite on the island over the winter months.
Try out some of these delicious picnic recipes, inspired by the autumn season and best enjoyed surrounded by nature.
Couscous is often best served simply, and in this recipe pomegranate seeds provide delicious pops of sour sweetness.
These savoury tartlets are filled with sautéed red pepper, paprika, tomatoes and basil, all encased in delicious shortcrust pastry. Try out our recipe!
There’s no need to tinker with this classic bean salad, which combines white and red kidney beans with red onion, cucumber and mustard vinaigrette.
You too could be sitting down this summer to the delicious brunch including Cinnamon Rolls enjoyed at Son Boronat. Here is Johnnie Kobbelgaard’s easy-to-follow recipe . . .
I used dorado for this but many other fish would work well like this. Ask your fishmonger to scale and gut the fish. Pat the fish dry with kitchen towel. Carefully score…
Full of lemony sweetness, this recipe for Angel Food Cake is made sublime with whipped kefir, pistachios and strawberries.
Nothing says summer has arrived like the smell of barbecue wafting on the warm breeze. Check out these recipes and tips for hosting the perfect barbecue.
A classic summer staple, this Chilled Cucumber Soup recipe is wonderfully refreshing for long, hot Mediterranean days in the sun.
Juicy Mediterranean tomatoes are the star of this crowd-pleasing salad packed with vibrant colour, flavour and nutrients.
Healthy and sophisticated, cod with cauliflower puree is easy to master and great to have in your Mediterranean recipe repertoire.
Watching a barman prepare a mojito is an experience tinged with frustration: you can’t wait for your cocktail but he seems to take forever to make it. So why are we so willing to wait for this light and refreshing drink made from rum, mint, lime, water and ice?
You too could be sitting down this summer to a delicious brunch with pancakes and blueberries enjoyed at Son Boronat. Here is Johnnie Kobbelgaard’s easy-to-follow recipe . . .
A simple recipe for Chocolate Muffins from Hotel Son Boronat in Calvia, Mallorca. Here are Johnnie Kobbelgaard’s easy-to-follow steps . . .
A traditional Mallorcan Coca is great to serve at a party or a picnic. Here is the simple recipe. Check out how it works.
Gerhard Schwaiger of Michelin-star restaurant Tristán, in Puerto Portals, shares his recipes for three delicious dishes that are sure to impress your most discerning Christmas dinner guests.