The most typical tastings in Portugal
Portugal is a country that will win over your stomach. With a rich and varied gastronomy, it is impossible to be indifferent to typical Portuguese dishes.
Bacalhau (Codfish) is perhaps the most used ingredient in Portugal and there is a saying that there are more 365 ways of cooking bacalhau - one for every day of the year. Uniquely from the city of Porto, Francesinha is a sandwich of various meats and sausage, topped with melted cheese and a secret sauce of tomato, beer and pepper. The alheira (smoked sausage), originally from Trás-os-Montes, is a smoked sausage that can be vicious once you tasted it. The “cozido à portuguesa“ is a mixture of various meats with beans, chickpeas, carrots and rice and is perhaps the most traditional Portuguese dish. Caldo Verde is one of the most popular soups in Portugal and is made from potatoes, cabbage and chouriço. Pork is very common in Portuguese gastronomy and a good example is Leitão à Bairrada, although this country is also blessed with an amazing fresh fish from the Atlantic Ocean not to mention delicious sea food. As well the grilled sardines, that are very popular during the summer and typical in our popular and Saints festivities.
By the way: Did you know that the Douro Region was chosen for European Wine City in 2023?
The project “All Aroud Wine, All Around Douro” won the application “European City of Wine 2023”, awarded in Brussels within the scope of the European Network of Wine Cities (Recevin). The Douro Heritage of Humanity will thus have an opportunity for greater affirmation at an international level, capable of create value for the region as a whole and generate notoriety for the tourist, heritage, gastronomic and wine offer in the region.
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