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What To Eat in Sardinia

July 15, 2021
Sardinia, a beautiful island in Italy, is itself a feast for the eyes. With the Mediterranean sea surrounding it and the many charming towns and villages here, it's a paradise unlike any other. Of course, when it comes to feasts, the Italians are ahead of the game as well. Your eyes won't be the only ones getting their fill in Sardinia, that's for sure. The island itself has a ton of dishes and delicacies, many of which contribute to the fact that Italian cuisine really is one of the best in the world. And when you're here, these are what you ought to have!

What To Eat in Sardinia


Pardulas

When you get up in the morning, don't you want to taste something sweet to really wake you up? Why do you think Italian breakfast food options tend to lean on the sweet side? The people here know that there's no better energizer that can perk you up first thing in the morning than something sweet. Here in Sardinia, that 'something sweet' is commonly Pardulas. It's a puff pastry typically filled with ricotta, spiced up by saffron, and a bit of lemon zest to boot. Biting into it will definitely put your taste buds on a tailspin, no matter how drowsy you still feel.
What To Eat in Sardinia
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Culurgiones

If there's one Italian dish that you can spot from a mile away, it's ravioli! But here in Sardinia, the ravioli here is often filled with potatoes, mint, and pecorino. If you come across some, make sure to bite into it as it's a unique Sardinian specialty called Culurgiones. With your choice of either dipping it in rich red sauce or going lighter with butter and Parmigiano cheese, it's a great snack to enjoy in the afternoon. More often than not, it's served as appetizers in various foodie hotspots on the island. And they're so good, you'll want to take some (or make some) home!
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Fregola

When you think of Italian pasta, you think of either long strands of noodles or the funny-shaped ones like Garganelli, Rigatoni, or Conchiglie, right? These aren't just what you'll see in Italy but also in the millions of Italian restaurants around the world. Here in Sardinia, however, the most typical pasta dish here looks like it's made out of seeds. That's because it's Fregola, which actually means 'breadcrumbs.' On this island, they serve it with saffron, seafood, and more to really tantalize the taste buds. And they're easy to eat too, making them even more popular to a wider culinary audience.
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Lobster

Crustaceans are mainstays in Italian cuisine, most especially those that come from separate islands. It's only natural that a place like Sardinia, despite its many cities, has come to rely on seafood, particularly crustaceans. So don't be surprised when you notice that lobster is a common delicacy here. You can find it atop pizzas, in different types of pasta, and of course, on its own as well. Typically, eating lobster can be quite expensive and many of the places that serve it in Sardinia do lean on the pricier side. But it's also pretty common here, making it a classic Sardinian special.
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Burrida

If you're craving fish rather than lobster, you can always go for Burrida instead. What is Burrida, you ask? It's catfish! The catfish is marinated in vinegar-based sauce and sprinkled with finely chopped walnuts. Wouldn't that excite your taste buds? One of the best things about going to places like Sardinia is getting to taste the sea. It's islands like these that offer some of the best seafood around. And since this one is in Italy, you're guaranteed to have the best dishes and delicacies around. Burrida is a unique specialty that you can really only find in destinations like Sardinia, so don't miss it!
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Bottarga

If you're still in a seafood high, why not go for some Bottarga too? This time, it's dried mullet fish, commonly grated over a bunch of other Italian dishes. It's most popular when it's served in pasta, allowing for both the delicacy of the noodles to the richness of the sauce to really get the flavor out. When it's on pizza, on the other hand, you get to indulge in the harmonious mix of this delectable seafood with equally mouthwatering melted cheese and sauce. Whichever option you choose, you'll likely enjoy it either way!
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Porcetto Arrosto

It's no secret that many Italian dishes tend to be on the heartier side, but Porcetto Arrosto takes the cake! The dish is essentially a roasted sucking pig that often weighs around 4 to 6 kilograms in total. Do you remember seeing a suckling pig with an apple on its mouth in cartoons and movies? That's essentially what Porcetto Arrosto is all about. And since it's such a meaty and hearty dish, perfect for a grand feast, it's typically served during important holidays where large Italian families gather around the dinner table. Of course, there are some places in Sardinia where you can get only a portion of the pig.
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Seadas

Since you started the day with some sweet Pardulas for breakfast, why not end it with an after-dinner dessert? The popular Seadas. Although you can always go for gelato as well, this Sardinian pastry is just as beloved of an option as the famous creamy treat. This fried pastry, filled with lemon-zested cheese, is often drizzled with honey or sprinkled with powdered sugar. It's one that kids would often sneak into the kitchen or the dinner table to grab as many as they can without the adults seeing. Or that's great to pair with some delicious dessert wine too!
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Even though Sardinia feels like it is its own world, it remains as Italian as ever! And the proof of that lies with the food. The many unique and exciting dishes, delicacies, and desserts on offer here prove that every corner of the country is a foodie paradise!

Do you know what's the best part about these Sardinian dishes? You can easily make them in your luxury home here!




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