WHERE AND WHAT TO EAT IN CARRETERA AUSTRAL
Crossing Route 7 we can taste the traditional cuisine of southern Chile. There are preparations with salmon, trout, lamb, venison and wild boar meat as well as crab king crabs which are some of the ingredients that we find in our journey to Villa O'Higgins.
Because of the large areas that you have to travel through, there is the opportunity to try different flavors and foods that are typical of each place. For the large number of ponds, lakes, rivers and coastlines, the seafood dishes are part of the traditional cuisine, and you can taste different types of fish such as trout, salmon and others.
In addition, areas of Patagonia Austral are characterized by cattle ranches, so lamb is one of the classic ingredients of the Patagonian cuisine. A traditional preparation is the Magellan lamb barbecue on a stick.
The large natural areas running along the Carretera Austral allows the cultivation of crops of wild fruits such as blueberries, myrtle, raspberries and others. With these, delicious homemade jams and liqueurs are made and are ideal for heating up the body for the coldest days while crossing Route 7.
Because of the presence of European settlers in various lparts that form the Carretera Austral, the kuchenes, pastries, cakes, pies and chocolates are part of the traditional flavors of this region. The same goes for the Chilote cuisine with dishes like chilota curanto in a hole, cazuelas and other preparations made with potatoes.