Eat what the locals eat.
If you are planning a trip or already planned for a holiday in Portugal, booked online a villa Algarve or apartments in Albufeira. Next thing to do is go online and research activities and restaurants. Push it a step further and check out Portuguese cuisine. You can plan ahead of time what to eat and where to eat it while there. Perhaps you will ask what is Portuguese food like? What are the traditional dishes? In this article we look at the superb food you can have while in Portugal in some great restaurants. Most of supermarkets and restaurants will supply meals and foods as takeaway. So while lounging in the sun at the pool in one of the many luxurious Algarve Villas enjoy a meal el fresco.
Bacalhau which is salted and dried cod fish is something you will always find in the Menu in most Portuguese restaurants. There is no specific way to cook this dish, its believed the recipe changes everyday. Bacalhau is more like lasagna with layers of co fish, onions, diced potatoes and cream.
This is a must try dish while in Portugal. Always reasonably priced and very available.
PORTUGUESE SEAFOOD DISHES:
There is plenty of sea food in Portugal. The most popular being cuttlefish a dish with chocos. This is the seafood you have to try, its unique and can only be found in Portugal – Percebes, the creatures are the size of a thumb, tube shaped and the shells are small, but once you bite them you want stop, you will eat and look for more. Mostly found in restaurants close to the sea. If you choose a villa to rent in Albufeira for instance you ll fine this dish locally.
Most countries eat soup and bread as an accompaniment. The Portuguese enjoy making soup with bread. There are two different version of bread soup or Acorda. In Lisbon the bread is mused and cooked with shrimp. It is a delicacy. Tried it once in an Lagos restaurant didn’t particularly like it. Maybe I ll give it another go.
Then there is Alentejana, where olive oil and garlic is spread over the slices of bread and topped with a poached egg. Very Portuguese.
The popular Cataplana fish stew is a must to have while on a Portugal holiday rental holiday. A signature dish from way back. The ingredients differ from region to region and restaurants. The ingredients of white fish, seafood, potatoes, peppers and some chili will always remain the same. Eat it straight from the pot with warm crusty bread. When you go to Rome do what the Romans do. Most of our Portugal Apartment, Villa’s in Portugal are located close to restaurants that serve these dish. To be fair you can say this about all of Portugal. The one thing the Portuguese have in common is they like their food and like to enjoy good company while doing so. To enjoy all these dishes book online a holiday rental on www.goholidaylets.com. We have a number of excellent location to choose from . Have a look at one of the excellent Lagos villas most with private pools. Or apartments in Albufeira depending on your requirements. Book early as villas Portugal is a very popular search topic.
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