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Portugal… A Meat Lovers Paradise

It's true that portuguese cuisine is known for its use of codfish, seafood, and rice dishes...

However, If you're a meat lover, there are plenty of delicious options to choose from in Portugal.

Portugal has a rich culinary tradition, and there are many delicious meat dishes to choose from.

Here are a few popular examples:

Cozido à Portuguesa - This is a traditional Portuguese stew that is made with a variety of meats, including beef, pork, chicken, and chorizo. It also includes vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, and cabbage.

Frango Piri-Piri - This is a spicy grilled chicken dish that is marinated in a spicy sauce made with chili peppers, garlic, and olive oil.

Ensopado - Ensopado is a meat stew that is made with beef, pork, or lamb and is typically flavored with garlic, onions, and wine. It is typically served with bread or rice.

Bifanas - These are thin slices of pork that are marinated in a mixture of garlic, paprika, and white wine, and then pan-fried and served in a roll. Could be different.

Carne de Porco à Alentejana - This is a popular dish in the Alentejo region of Portugal that combines pork with clams, potatoes, and coriander.

Espetada - This is a skewered meat dish that is usually made with beef or pork, and is seasoned with garlic and salt before being grilled over an open flame.

Feijoada - This is a hearty stew that is made with beans and a variety of meats, including pork, beef, and sausage.

Leitão Assado - This is a roasted suckling pig that is a specialty of the Bairrada region of Portugal.

Coelho à caçador - Rabbit stewed in a rich tomato sauce with onions, garlic, and red wine. It is usually served with rice or potatoes and some crusty bread.

Chanfana - This is a traditional lamb stew that is slow-cooked in a red wine sauce with onions, garlic, and spices. It is often served with potatoes or rice.

Ensopado de Borrego - A lamb stew made with a variety of vegetables, such as carrots, potatoes, and turnips, and seasoned with herbs and spices. It is usually served with crusty bread.

Javali Estufado - which is a stew made with wild boar, potatoes, and red wine. This dish is sometimes served with bread, but not necessarily toast.

Sopa da pedra - Sopa da pedra is a bean and meat stew that is named after a Portuguese folktale in which a beggar tricks a group of monks into sharing their soup by adding a stone to the pot. The stew typically includes beans, pork, and sausage.

Arroz de pato - Arroz de pato is a rice and duck stew that is flavored with garlic, onions, and wine. It is a traditional of Portugal.

And many many more...

Of course, the way we cook and serve may vary a bit from region to region.

Bom apetite!!!

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