Butifarra amb mongetes
Butifarra amb mongetes. Maybe the most emblematic of Catalan dishes, the Butifarra amb mongetes is a stew of butifarra sausage & white beans. This sausage is based on an ancient recipe, probably Roman, made of raw pork & spices. The beans are boiled & then fried in olive oil until they are crispy outside & are spiced up with several herbs & pepper, and finally drizzled with extra virgin oil & served with the sausage on top accompanied with the omnipresent allioli.
According to whereintheworldislouise.com one of the best places in Barcelona to try this as well as some of the most typical Catalan dishes is the Mercat de Sant Joseph La Boqueria. La Boqueria on La Rambla hosts more than 200 gastronomical vendors under its roof. This market is the foodie’s wet dream and (as whereintheworldislouise.com puts it) can turn you into a fanatic of the food-market hunting sport.