One of the things that come in the Christmas festivities is without a doubt Food! Ecuador's gastronomy is very characteristic and representative in each region, the gastronomic specialty identifies them and for that reason, we are going to show you each of the traditions that Ecuador has in Christmas Gastronomic matter, It is important to emphasize that everyone has their customs and deserves respect; So if you want to know what is done in Ecuador at this Christmas time, then you can not stop reading what we have for you.
In every part of Ecuador, there is a gastronomic representation that is totally marked in its roots and among its people. They are dishes that are never lacking on the table of the Ecuadorian people since they allude to the holidays and the celebration of Christmas and New Year's Eve, we show you the great inventions that have become indispensable.
1. Pristinios with fig and cheese
It is a traditional Christmas dessert in Ecuador, these rich fritters are served accompanied with panela honey or cane honey, it has the shape of a crown. They are prepared on the basis of flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, butter, lemon juice, tablespoons of brandy, salt, and spices, and it is served with panela honey, fig candy. Accompanied by figs and cheese.
2. Roasted turkey or pork and chicken with raisin filling
If we think of Christmas lunch or dinner, the first image in our mind is the typically stuffed turkey that cannot be missing at home in such a special celebration and is perfect to share with the family.
3. Rice Gardener
Have you tried the rice for the gardener? It is one of the most popular main dishes of vegetarian cuisine at Christmas that cannot be missed on the Ecuadorian tables, it is a delicious nutritious recipe for vegetables.
4. Ecuadorian Russian salad
Russian Salad or potato salad with vegetables and mayonnaise is a very traditional salad in Ecuador and is usually prepared as a garnish for meat dishes, perfect for special occasions, one of the Christmas. Apart from potatoes, carrots, and peas, the rest of the vegetables can vary according to how each family prefers. You can add additional ingredients such as beets, onion, apple, green beans, corn, and others.
Hayacas or also known as Hallacas, are cakes similar to tamales that are prepared with cornflour and filled with chicken, vegetables, egg, and are steamed wrapped in banana leaves, The Ecuadorian hayacas can also be filled with pork instead of chicken (it is cooked the same), it is a coastal dish that is served at breakfast or as a starter.
6. Ecuadorian rompope
Rompope is an Ecuadorian drink prepared with egg yolks, vanilla, cinnamon, ground almonds, milk, sugar, and liquor. It is traditionally served during the Christmas festivities.
This type of dessert is traditional for the December holidays such as the Christmas and New Year's Eve festivities, this traditional post is based on flour, milk, eggs, and yeast, with a special shape and with the flavor that all Ecuadorians like.