Basque dishes

7 Basque Dishes That You Have To Try

With a rich history and strong culinary tradition there are some wonderful Basque dishes to choose from. The area straddles two culinary powerhouses in Spain and France and their unique cooking style has created some majestic food.

You might not be able to travel there right now but we wanted to highlight some of the best recipes from the region. These recipes come from the very best food bloggers in the world so make sure to bookmark their sites.

Time to get into the kitchen and to start cooking up some of these incredible Basque dishes for your friends or family.

The Best Basque Dishes

1. Eggs Piperade

Piperade is a Basque dish made with onions, bell peppers/capsicums and tomatoes. This recipe has added eggs which are scrambled with the vegetables, to make a protein filled easy lunch.

Recipe created by Robyn.

2. Basque Cheesecake

The texture is so creamy, very soft that feel like melting in your mouth with a hint of burnt taste. A truly unique and wonderful dessert.

Recipe created by Mrs P.

3. Poulet Basquaise

A simple rustic style stew that is ideal for making in advance and batch cooking.The flavours are a perfect balance and you will be going back to this recipe on a regular basis.

Recipe created by Mélanie.

4. Pumpkin Gâteau Basque

Gâteau Basque is a pastry from the Basque region of France. It is traditionally an almond pastry full of vanilla pastry cream, and sometimes with cherries. It is both like a pie and a cake.

Recipe created by Betty.

5. Marmitako

There is nothing better than a warm and comforting stew on a cold day, it takes all the chills out of your body and fills you with nothing but comfort. This classic features tuna and is utterly divine.

Recipe created by Albert.

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6. Basque Leek And Potato Soup

This is Porrusalda. It means ‘leek broth’ in the Basque language. Porrusalda is a rustic Basque soup containing leeks, potatoes, carrots and sometimes cod. It is often presented with chunks of vegetables and cod cooked in a broth.

Recipe created by Fran.

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7. Citrus Herb Basque Chicken

Traditionally, Basque Chicken is a delicious combination of chicken, olives, and peppers or sun dried tomatoes and is typical of the regions around the western Mediterranean. Spanish versions, like this one often include the addition of flavourful chorizo sausage.

Recipe created by Linda.

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