There are many different dishes that can be seen as ‘traditional’ in Portuguese cuisine but here are some of the highlights that are regarded as national favourites.
Bacalha – this is probably one of the cornerstone dishes of Portuguese cuisine. It is made from salted, dried cod which can be cooked in many different ways. Indeed, it is said that there are 365 ways to cook it, one recipe for each day of the year!
Sardinhas Assadas – Salted and grilled, these sardines are highly popular, especially in the summer months. They go beautifully with fresh salad and new potatoes.
Frango Assado – Piri Piri Chicken perfectly grilled with a blend of well-balanced spices. Beautiful with chips and salad and a highly popular choice of dish.
Francesinha – a huge sandwich often made with ham, sausage and other meats covered in melted cheese and a spicy tomato sauce.
Cozido à Portuguesa – a versatile stew that can be made with any available meat (typically beef, pork or sausages are used) and a mix of different vegetables and potatoes.
Carne de Porco à Alentejana – this dish comes from the Alentejo region of Portugal. It is a pork dish that is served with clams and potatoes.
Bitoque – this is more of a lunch dish consisting of steak with a fried egg that is usually served with either chips, rice or crisps and a salad.
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