Discovering the Gastronomy of Grao de Castellón
The gastronomy of Grao de Castellón is inevitably linked to seafood. On a daily basis, the best sea products go from its markets to the restaurants' kitchens in the maritime district; from the sea to the table. The seal "Peix del Grau," fish from Grao, distinguishes the restaurants that use local fresh fish that comes from Grao de Castellón's port.
In Grao de Castellón, different initiatives are held throughout the year to promote the consumption of fish and shellfish, an essential staple of the Mediterranean diet. Gastronomic journeys of maritime character in which value is given to typical dishes of this coast prepared with Peix del Grau.
As a Mediterranean population, fish and rice are fundamental in the local diet. In the days of Arroz a Banda del Grao, the best rice recipes from Castellón are cooked.
With the gastronomic journeys "Peix del Grau" the most emblematic restaurants of Grao de Castellón strive to offer the best products elaborated exquisitely.
In the Octopus and Cuttlefish journeys, the restaurants of Grao present different dishes in which the cuttlefish and the octopus are the main ingredients, together with others or by themselves. Cuttlefish or garlic stew is one of the simplest and most exquisite delicacies we can enjoy in the Grao de Castellón.
The Galera del Grao journeys are as popular with Castellón locals as with visitors. Simple recipes or more elaborated, with an excellent result in flavours.
Sardines have a special place in the Gastronomy of Grao de Castellón, being the protagonists of the popular Torrà de la Sardina in the festivities of San Pedro. They can be tasted grilled, fried, or pickled in the restaurants of Grao de Castellón.