There are uncountable ways of eating and cooking fish in Portugal and due to our long coastal area we have quantity, quality and variety! The country has Europe’s highest fish consumption per capita and is among the top four in the world for this indicator.
Fish is served grilled, boiled (including poached and simmered), fried or deep-fried, stewed (often in clay pot cooking), roasted, or even steamed. Foremost amongst these is bacalhau (cod), which is the type of fish most consumed in Portugal. The portuguese cooking ingredients base for fish dishes are garlic, onions, good olive oil, tomato, pepper and saffron.
Bacalhau à Braga (Braga’s way codfish); Breaded fish cakes with cilantro; seafood stew; octopus rice; swordfish with passion fruit; seafood bean stew; fish mix stew; fish mix in the grill and way more dishes you will have to try!
Portugal has been fishing and trading cod since the 15th century, and this cod trade accounts for its ubiquity in the cuisine. Did you know that in Portugal there’s 365 ways to cook codfish? Yes indeed, one way for each day of the year!
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