mild temperatures throughout each harvest give the ideal conditions
which, besides the unique characteristics, making it an excellent raw
material for one of the best quality white wine: Albariño
aromatic Albariño grape grows in very small clusters hardly
weighing within the Rias Baixas Denomination of Origen, which
refers to geographically demarcates the region where the mythical grape
from which the most prestigious white wine is made.
offers the best seafood, shrimp makes a delicious
appetizer, as do squid, cuttlefish, served fried or in their own ink,
and crab. Barnacles gather the quintessence of all the sea flavours.
Others are eaten raw, like the fine cockle and its oyster. Another group
of seafood which make delicious dishes include the spider crab and its
three flavours, spring lobster, lobster, king
prawns, scallops and cockles, in their uncountable variety of sauces,
along with the nourishing and accessible mussel.
The final seafood worth mentioning, considered humble because it is
eaten every month of the year in every fair in Galicia, is the octopus
"á feira", i.e. cooked, sliced, sprinkled with paprika and
salt, and dressed with olive oil.