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Try the famous prawns from Sóller

At the entrance of the Port de Sóller, a sculpture of a prawns warns visitors that they have crossed a gastronomic border: behind stays the Vall de Sóller with its aroma of orange and lemon trees and is replaced by the sea breeze loaded with aromas of fish and the famous Sóller prawns.

The fresh prawn is the gastronomic emblem of the Port de Sóller fishing ground: savoring them on the terraces of the restaurants of the port while enjoying the views is a luxury for the senses.

This precious crustacean known as red prawn or Sóller prawn was already used by the Romans to make the garum (aphrodisiac fish sauce) and the fishermen of Port de Sóller have continued to capture it until today, where we can enjoy it in tasty dishes: barbecued, stews, pans, fish broths or accompanied by a chopped garlic and parsley.

On a daily basis, and whenever the sea allows, the fishermen of the port leave in their grebas, a type of ox boat, to capture the red prawn in the Sóller fishing ground and then take it to the port where it will be marketed to other fish markets and, finally, served in delicious dishes.

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