These are the ten finest Sardinian foods, in our opinion, that you should try during your vacation in Sardinia:
1. Fregola with Seafood And Saffron
The fregola, or breadcrumbs, is a traditional Sardinian semolina pasta that is rolled into little balls. There are several methods to prepare fregola, but the most excellent is to serve it with shellfish, such as clams and shrimp, in a saffron broth with bread. Sardinia is a major saffron grower in Italy, which many people are unaware of.
Many traditional Sardinian cuisine call for this exquisite and valuable deep red spice. It's also known as Sardinia's "red gold," since collecting the tiny pistils takes a lot of time and patience, and the resultant powder has a value comparable to gold.
Furthermore, the saffron blossom has a beautiful lilac colour: image an entire lilac-coloured field in November, when the saffron is gathered - there are no words to convey the beauty of this scene
2. Gallura soup
Gallura soup, also known as "zuppa cuata" by some, is a traditional Sardinian dish from Gallura, a region that stretches from Badesi to San Teodoro and is home to some of the island's most stunning beaches.
The name "soup" brings up images of a liquid or creamy consistency, despite the fact that it is made with beef broth. In actuality, this dish is neither liquid nor creamy. Layers of bread (several types of bread are used depending on where you are) are seasoned with cheese and sheep broth, then baked to give it a lasagna-like consistency.
3. Roast suckling pig
Oftenknown as "porcheddu," is possibly Sardinia's most famous meal. Thesuckling pig must weigh no more than 4 to 6 kilograms and is roasted whole in abed of myrtle leaves over low heat. It's served on a cork tray once it'sfinished cooking.
4. Squid ink spaghetti with sea urchins
Seafood lovers will enjoy this recipe. The best time to visit is between November and April when the sea urchin season is in full swing. To protect this species, sea urchin fishing is forbidden during the rest of the year, and during the season when it is allowed, each fisherman is only allowed to capture a certain number of sea urchins.
In places like Castelsardo or Santa Teresa di Gallura, you should try this dish. The Sardinian canonau is the perfect wine to match with this dish since it brings out the robust flavour of the sea urchins.
5. The bottarga is a kind of seaweed
Bottarga is one ofSardinia's most well-known and delicious dishes. Cabras, a little village onSardinia's west coast, is where Bottarga gets its Sardinian roots. These driedmullet eggs can be thinly sliced as an appetizer or used to season pasta,ideally linguine or spaghetti, in powder form.
Culurgionesare a Sardinian first course from the Ogliastra area, Sardinia's harshestregion. It's a type of handmade gnocchi with potato cream and mint on top. It'sfrequently served with basil and fresh tomato sauce or butter and sage.
7. Octopus salad
Sardinian octopus salad is usually served as an appetizer. The main ingredient of this is obviously the local octopus which is generally a little smaller than normal and this makes it more delicate. It is served with boiled potatoes, celery and seasoned with olive oil, lemon, garlic and parsley.
8. Artichokes and lamb
Lamb with artichokes is a typical Sardinian meal that is traditionally prepared around Easter. Fresh lamb and fresh artichokes are readily available in Sardinia, ensuring that the items are of the highest quality.
The taste of the succulent lamb flesh is enhanced by the addition of artichokes. The meat must first be browned and simmered for an hour before adding the artichokes. This meal is best enjoyed with a side of Sardinian Vernaccia.
9. Catalan Lobster
Is a Type of Lobster That Comes from Catalonia
Catalan lobster is a classic Sardinian dish from Alghero, a Catalan city in the northwest corner of the island. This unique crab was caught off the coast of Alghero in the local waters. After the obster has been cooked, it is served as a salad with fresh tomatoes and onions. A glass of white wine, such as Vermentino di Sardegna, is ideal for this lunch.
10. The Seadas
The seadas, or "seada" in Sardinian, is a classic Sardinian dessert made of violada or violata pasta, which is made with semolina and lard, then filled with lemon-flavoured cheese and fried. In most cases, fresh pecorino cheese is utilized. It's seasoned with hot honey or sugar, with orange blossom or wildflower honey being our favourites.
Lara d'Oriente, Rifugio degli Architetti, and Roccia are three villas recommended by Sardinia Unlimited for learning about Sardinian food.