The Lamprey Season begins with the Scala Hotel Group
From the beginning of the year until after Easter, more or less, it is a very special time for all population: the time of capturing lamprey. The Ulla river has one of the most important basins in Galicia, with a multitude of resources related to fishing such as trout, eel and lamprey. We are already more than prepared for this time of year, and you? The lamprey season begins with the Scala Hotel Group!
The lamprey: thousands of years of history
An error that can be made initially is to identify the lamprey as a fish and, although initially it may be similar to an eel, the lamprey is one of the oldest vertebrates, located at the base of their origin.
Lampreys live in salt or fresh water and their fishing has been known since Roman times. As we have already told you, in Padrón you can still see the pesqueiras, a unique construction located on both sides of the Ulla river that allows the lamprey to be captured through various bodies called poios, a kind of narrow alley through which the lamprey has to pass when will spawn In these straits a trap is placed to be able to catch the lamprey.
A real delicacy at the Hotel Scala
Over a thousand years being considered a delicacy has to be for something, right? Lamprey can be eaten in many different ways, in a pie, for example, but the most traditional recipe is Bordeaux lamprey, made from its own blood mixed with wine. To accompany, some rice and fried bread.
This delicacy should be enjoyed at least once in a lifetime, it has a deep flavor with a texture that is more similar to meat than fish, which is why it was highly appreciated during Lent. Many define it as an exquisite snack or a whole delicacy. Therefore, if you do not want to miss out on this exquisite morsel, at the Scala Hotel Group you can book your Lamprey menu on request by calling 981 811 312.