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National cuisine of Portugal for gourmets. Authentic recipes, delicacies and specialties

The popularity of Portugal is growing every year due to the incredible comfort and conditions for vacation in this country. The traditional cuisine has all the characteristic features of southern peoples: an abundance of fatty and meat food, flavored with spicy seasonings. Visitors appreciate the traditional dishes served by the owners of European catering establishments, as well as the original national dishes. Portuguese prefer to cook food on the grill.
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Small cafes and local restaurants have their own braziers for frying fish and meat dishes. An essential regular on the menu of local restaurants is the dish “pratu do dia”. The traditional food of the Portuguese resembles the usual European business lunch, which the country’s population consider extremely nutritious. One of the favorite ways of cooking is smoking either on charcoal or firewood. The aroma from such dishes is refined and unique. The people of Portugal appreciate their various pickled products. It is especially common to prepare meat for shish kebabs in a similar method. Each Portuguese court has its own recipe for smoking meat on charcoal or firewood. Any meat product is subjected to pickling for a couple of days before the heat treatment. As a seasoning, light varieties of wine, as well as garlic heads, lemon juice and black pepper can be added. After marinating the pieces with the finished composition, the food is subsequently placed on a cold baking sheet.
Each district of the southern country is famous for its special, colorful dishes. Located in the southern part of the state, Algarve abounds in seafood, among which are: shrimp, a variety of fish, mussels and shellfish. The most revered masterpiece of the culinary arts of this region is stewed vegetables with rice and a plentiful seafood garnish (arroz de marisco). Copyright
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Residents of the Alentejo region revere meat products. Various types of sausages are very honorable. The traditional basis of any meal is “pork in the Alentejo style”. The ingredients for this dish include meat, as well as seafood stewed in red wine. The prepared dish is seasoned with cubes of fried potatoes and olives. Alentejans also have a dish called arroz de pato (duck rice). The boiled carcass is baked in an oven with the addition of smoked sausages “chourico” and rice. You will find all kinds of sausages in the area. The locals enjoy them, cooking on the grill, as well as in special types of cast iron frying pans.
In the center of the country, a roasted pig is presented as a culinary delicacy. Suckling pig thoroughly roasted on firewood being placed in a special container. The prepared dish is served with a delicious sauce. Near Coimbra, the owners of the cafe add “leitao assado” to the menu. One of the largest cities of the country, Porto, is famous for its feyzhoadu. The dish is a dense hot stew of beans, as well as baked pork and beef. Boiled rice is used as a garnish.
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The signature dish of Portugal is “Cozido a Portuguesa”, which has a specific taste. The ingredients for this meal are stewed pork, cabbage, as well as 3 varieties of smoked sausages, potatoes, as well as boiled rice grains. In elite establishments, the height of a plate with food reaches 20 centimeters. Initially, it is not possible to accurately determine the composition of a culinary excellence. The famous sandwich “francesinha”, which is an integral part of Porto, is not deprived of its status. The dish includes slices of bread with fresh sausages, roast beef, cheese and bacon between them. The finished sandwich is baked in a stove or oven.
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♥   Restaurant '100 Maneiras' Lisboa. Type - Creative. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant '3 Pipos' Tonda. Type - Regional cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'A Bolota' Terrugem ELV. Type - Traditional cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'A Casa do Bacalhau' Lisboa. Type - Portuguese. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'A Chaminé' Altura. Type - Traditional cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'A Maria' Alandroal. Type - Cuisine from Alentejo. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'A Pastorinha' Carcavelos. Type - Seafood. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'A Taberna' Coimbra. Type - Traditional cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'A Talha' Chaves. Type - Traditional cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Ad Lib' Lisboa. Type - Modern cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Adega Tia Matilde' Lisboa. Type - Traditional cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Adega do Sossego' Melgaço. Type - Portuguese. On the map   Photos
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Cuisine and restaurants in popular cities of Portugal

The most popular and ordered soup is «caldo verde» being a thick soup of vegetables, the composition of which can be changed at the discretion of the cook. Some cuisine experts note that caldo verde in some shades of taste resembles the traditional Russian cabbage soup. Some varieties of soups may seem to foreign visitors really exotic. For example, a rather distinctive and innovative soup of pumpkin flavored with well whipped egg. Genuine ethnic speicality is «robalo» fish being a … Read more
The restaurant named Atrium occupies a hall of one of the oldest theaters of the city. The restaurant will please fans of seafood and meat dishes. Many dishes are cooked on a grill and young Portuguese wine will become a great addition to culinary masterpieces. Casa da Fonte is a perfect place to try the dishes from the national cuisine. The restaurant is located in a beautiful mansion, in front of which you will find a large terrace with barbecue area. There is also a restaurant dedicated to … Read more
When it comes to meat dishes, fevras and befe remain the undisputed leaders here. These are juicy schnitzels and burgers made from beef, which will be offered to guests in any local restaurant. It is also worth trying borrego (roasted lamb meat) and leitao (suckling pig). Meat and fish dishes are recommended to be ordered together with vegetable side dishes, such as braised carrots, green beans and cauliflower, which can be seasoned with aromatic spices and butter. Restaurants serving national … Read more
Sweet tooth will appreciate the Opan Carmo cafe, as a selection of pastries and cakes here is very large. Visitors are offered to stay at one of the tables in a cozy light-filled room. Among the most prestigious places the Miramar restaurant is particularly noteworthy; it specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. In addition to classic menu treats, many author’s masterpieces can be found there. A selection of freshly baked pastries would complement an order. The Miramar restaurant is famous … Read more
Among prestigious places of the city, the Artistas restaurant serving international cuisine points out. A large company can easily accommodate in its spacious hall; in the evening, Artistas offers an interesting entertainment program. The most popular among customers are local treats, as well as signature dishes from seafood. The Oasis restaurant offer visitors to enjoy popular English cuisine; it is one of the most visited budget restaurants in the city. In the evening, the restaurant is … Read more
Its menu is based on national dishes, cooks can make fantastic delicacies with meat of young lamb and chicken. The main feature of dishes is picante sauces whose addition makes even standard garnish with fried potatoes seem to be unrepeatable. Not far from seaside there is popular restaurant Buzio, it is noted for unrepeatable festive atmosphere and refined décor. Clients will appreciate a big number of national dishes and wealthy wine list; the pleasant addition to resting is high qualitative … Read more
Gourmet visitors usually praise Rei dos Mares restaurant. Among its specialties are juicy steak with mushrooms, lobster in a special sauce, meat on a bone with herbs and grilled prawns. This is only a small part of delicious dishes that are offered to guests of Rei dos Mares. Irish & Co restaurant resembles a classic Irish pub because of its interesting design. The ground floor of the restaurant is occupied by a cozy hall, where guests can relax and enjoy delicious food, and the second floor … Read more
The basis of the menu of Brito's restaurant is represented by dishes cooked on a grill. Chefs prepare several dozen meat dishes, vegetable side dishes and original hot salads. Fans of seafood will surely fall in love with this restaurant as there they will be able to order delicious gefilte fish or sea platter. Dom Gosto is one more interesting restaurant that specializes in cooking dishes from the national cuisine. Its spacious hall is a perfect choice for celebrations. In the evening guests … Read more

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