Conejo en Salmorejo

Conejo en Salmorejo (Salmorejo Rabbit)

The Conejo en Salmorejo (Salmorejo Rabbit) is one of the most famous typical foods in the Canary Islands. it is a meat dish and its main ingredient is rabbit meat, which is marinated, then sautéed, and finally cooked in the marinade until done. It is very tasty and super typical. Let’s see how to prepare it and where to try it in Tenerife.

Conejo en Salmorejo Recipe

Before we see how to prepare this recipe, let’s find out the main ingredients you will need to prepare it. 

  • 1 chopped rabbit
  • 2 bulbs of garlic
  • 1 hot pepper
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • 3 spoons of vinegar
  • 1 glass of oil
  • paprika
  • cumin
  • salt to taste


First of all, take your rabbit and dice it in a dish. Separately, grind the garlic, salt, cumin, and black pepper in a mortar. Then add the vinegar, wine, oil, and paprika and mix it all in. Spread this paste all over the rabbit and leave it to marinade overnight for at least 10/12 hours.

Then, on the next day, take the rabbit will all its marinade, and fry it. Once it’s done, place it in a clay pot, add the spare paste, and cook it over low heat. Your Conejo in Salmorejo is ready to serve. You can have it with papas arrugadas, literally wrinkled potatoes.

If you prefer a “healthier” version, you can cook the rabbit over low heat instead of frying it.

Where to eat the best Conejo en Salmorejo in Tenerife? 

You have chosen to go on holiday to to Tenerife, and you want to taste the typical food, you must have the Conejo en Salmorejo.

There are numerous typical restaurants offering this dish, let’s see the best ones and where they are located.

  • Restaurant La Medusa, Tenerife. Situated in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, it’s a traditional restaurant in a romantic location. Here you will be able to taste the original recipe of Conejo en Salmorejo and many more dishes.  
  • El Calderito de La Abuela, situated in Cuesta de la Villa, offers several typical recipes, and it’s really loved by the tourists, for the service and good prices. 
  • Tasca Restaurante Los Pinos, situated in Garachico, offers also tapas and it has really good prices. The location is amazing, and you will also enjoy a romantic sunset. 

What to do in Tenerife? 

Depending on the stay you are planning, you can book excursions that can help you discover the island.

We strongly advise booking in advance for your excursions, tours, or transfers in Tenerife. Also, since it’s easy to withdraw in local ATMs or to pay by Credit Card, we advise you not to bring too much cash with you. The criminality rate is low on the island, but it’s never too safe to travel with a lot of cash. 

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