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The rovelló, esclata-sang, pinenc, pinenca or paratge (Lactarius sanguifluus) is the most popular mushroom in Catalonia and most in demand at market stalls.

  • Rovelló
  • Rovelló

It belongs to the order Russulales and can be found in pine forests from late August to December. The cap is fleshy and wide, funnel-shaped when large and concave when small, the colour is orange-red and it sometimes has green markings. The stem is thick and hollow. With regard to flavour, it is strong with a slightly bitter finish and the flesh is succulent with a pleasant woody fragrance. It is best eaten baked in the pan or grilled simply with a little chopped garlic and parsley and a drizzle of oil, although it also adapts to other dishes such as meat stews.

Category: Mushrooms.
Characteristic of: All of CataloniaCatalunya
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It can be found fresh in season and in preserve all year round in some markets and specialist shops.

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