Typical Easter recipes in Malaga

The Easter For many it is a time of union and reunion with their families and loved ones, where they share and enjoy delicious typical Malaga recipes. In fact, in the municipality of Vélez-Málaga there is an extensive culinary tradition associated with this celebration.

As is customary in many homes, fish forms part of different typical dishes, especially cod. In this article, we will tell you about some of the dishes that are most often prepared and enjoyed during Easter Week in Malaga.


One of the most traditional dishes in Easter Week in Vélez-Málaga is the ajobacalao. Its consumption is very popular during the Lenten season. It is worth noting that it is also known as ajoporro or ajocolorao.

To cook it, you need sweet paprika, cod, extra virgin olive oil and garlic. This is not a difficult recipe and will allow you to surprise all your guests.


Cod fritters

Another of the typical recipes of Easter Week in Malaga are the fritters. They can be eaten both sweet and savoury.

First of all, you will need to select good quality fish such as the one you will find in our online shop. In case you don't want to cook, remember that at Online Guerrero we offer Mini Cod Frittersideal for when you don't have much time.

Now, if you want to prepare them on your own, remember that you need to make the mixture to join the cod crumbs. You can season them with onion and parsley. At the same time, bear in mind that to prepare the mixture you need eggs, flour and yeast. We recommend that you whisk the mixture until a sufficiently homogeneous consistency is achieved. Additionally, if you want them to have a good fluffiness, remember to use a lot of oil and cook them over high heat.

Chickpea and cod stew

One of the typical recipes of Easter Week in Malaga for those who like chickpeasconsists of preparing stews with fish. This recipe is one of the most popular dishes in a large number of restaurants in the region.

To prepare it, you need to have eggs, potatoes, chickpeas, spinach, cod, salt and garlic. First, soak the chickpeas overnight. The next day, cook them in a pot with water, along with a peeled and chopped potato and a few cloves of garlic. When the chickpeas are tender, add the cod and spinach, and leave to cook together for a few more minutes. Before serving, add a hard-boiled egg cut into slices. The dish is seasoned with salt to taste and served hot. This stew is a healthy and delicious option for the whole family to enjoy at Easter.

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A Malaga-based fresh and frozen food distribution and production group with more than 50 years in the sector.

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