Coca is Ibiza's version of Pizza; a kind of savory cake or pie with toppings. Coca is usually made with meat, vegetables (pepper and aubergine), fish or seafood fillings/toppings. The two (2) of the most popular varieties of Coca are:

(1) Coca amb Pebreres with a topping of sliced green and red peppers

(2) Coca Amb Ceba i Tomata with chopped onions and tomatoes

Description

Coca is a traditional Andean food that consists of a bread-like dough topped with various ingredients such as vegetables, meats, and cheeses. It is a popular dish in countries like Spain, Italy, and Argentina, where it is often enjoyed as a snack or appetizer. The dough can be thin and crispy or thick and fluffy, depending on the region and recipe. Coca can be served hot or cold, making it a versatile dish for any occasion. It is often seasoned with herbs and spices to enhance the flavors of the toppings. Coca can be found in bakeries, cafes, and restaurants throughout the culinary world, showcasing the diverse interpretations and variations of this beloved dish.

Application Areas

  • Tapas
  • Appetizers
  • Snack food
  • Catering menus
  • Restaurant menus

Treatment and Risks

  • Coca dough may contain gluten, so individuals with celiac disease or gluten intolerance should avoid consuming it.
  • Excessive consumption of coca with high-fat toppings can contribute to weight gain and other health issues.
  • It is important to check for food allergies or sensitivities to specific ingredients used in coca toppings before consumption.

Examples

  • Coca de Recapte (Catalan Coca)
  • Coca de Trampo (Spanish Coca)
  • Coca de Verduras (Vegetable Coca)
  • Coca de Cebolla y Queso (Onion and Cheese Coca)

Similar Concepts and Synonyms

Articles with 'Coca' in the title

  • Coca (Coques): Coca (Coques): Coca a Catalan word which refers to Catalan cake which has either sweet or savory toppings. Catalan Coca is a very popular flat and oval shaped pastry that is often made of unleavened bread or, sometimes, a sort of Victoria s . . .
  • Coca Mallorcan / Mallorcan Coca: Coca Mallorcan / Mallorcan Coca: Coca Mallorcan also called Mallorcan Coca refers to Mallorca's open savory tart. It is Mallorca's version of Pizza which is usually eaten as a snack, but is an important food in Mallorca and always served du . . .
  • Mate de Coca: Mate de Coca refers to a mild tea made with cocoa leaves and enjoyed by everyone in Bolivia. Mate de Coca is believed to ward off an altitude sickness

Summary

Coca is a versatile and delicious dish that combines a bread-like dough with a variety of toppings, making it a popular choice for appetizers, snacks, and catering menus. While coca can be enjoyed in various forms and flavors, it is important to be mindful of the ingredients used and potential health risks associated with excessive consumption. From traditional Mediterranean recipes to modern interpretations, coca continues to be a beloved dish in the culinary world.

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