Natural and healthy Mediterranean food can be found on the island and throughout Croatian coast
Natural and healthy Mediterranean food can be found on the Island and throughout Croatian coast. Food that is rich with vegetables, olive oil, fish, shells, wine, goat and sheep cheese, citrus fruit, marasca cherries, grapes, figs and almonds. Mediterranean food is considered to be extremely healthy. Vegetables are cooked in small amounts of water and spiced with olive oil and herbs such as rosemary, sage, basil and marjoram. The fish is prepared as a fish stew -brodetto or gregada(typical for the Island Hvar), boiled or grilled, while meat or octopus made under a iron bell (Peka) with burning coals around it and has a unique flavor.
Different kinds of cheese, such as smoked, young (this year’s cheese) or oiled one are served as appetizers with prosciutto ham and olives. Even though it is recommended to take fresh or dry fruit for desert there are also all kinds of pastries made from fruit and different kinds of nuts.
And of course, one thing you cannot avoid whether eating salty or sweet food is the quality Croatian wine. Well recognized are Istrian wines such as Malvazija, Zlahtina and Merlot, and in Dalmatia Posip, Rukatac (white wines from Korcula area) and Plavac Mali, Dingac (red wine).