Wednesday, July 7, 2010
If you visit Murcia don't miss..... (1)
The lovely local meat pies.....Pastelicos de carne. Available from almost all bakers, it is a staple of the local cuisine as a quick bite as a snack or as lunch or dinner. Either minced or chunks of beef, embellished with the odd bit of chorizo sausage, can differ between cooks. Proper politically incorrect heart clogging pastry made with proper fat. And totally delicious!
Typically combined by Real Murcia fans for evening games with an empanada - which has a different pastry and is filled with bonito (similar to tuna), tomato and hard boiled egg. The pastelico - empanada combo is called an "Aquino and Cuxart" after two ex-strikers.
For me the best are from either Espinosa on Floridablanca number 3, or Bonache on the Plaza de las Flores nearer the centre of town.
Photo : Pastelicos, Estrella Levante (that'll be another post) and Real Murcia. Inseperable!
Posted by Guiri at 6:47 PM