Centre Portugal Cooking
The Cooking of Portugal
The Cuisine of the Center of Portugal (see also Cozinha das Beiras
) is a cuisine of rich tradition and wide variety of dishes and specialties. the honors of
Cuisine from the Center are the traditional Leitão à Bairrada and Lampreia à Bordalesa
. The piglet
is, without a doubt, the most emblematic dish in the Center of Portugal. From the coast to the interior, we leave the fish and
meat plays an important role in feeding the people of the Center.
The Chanfana de Coimbra
This is precisely the case of chanfana
, a typical specialty of the city of Coimbra. Made with goat meat
(already old), to red wine, among other ingredients. This preparation is done in the traditional way in a pan (pan
of black clay.
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Specialties from Central Portugal
- Among the best known specialties and dishes of the Cuisine of the Center of Portugal deserve to be highlighted, in addition to the specialties already
mentioned (Leitão à Bairrada, Chanfana, Lampreia à Bordalesa), the stews, fish soups, grilled fish, for the chapter
dedicated to fish.
- With regard to meat
, the Roasted Veal à Moda do Sever de Vouga deserves to be highlighted,
the Veal from Lafões, the Rancho à Moda de Viseu, the Cabrito do Fundão and the Torresmos (in Serra da Estrela) and the Roasted Cabrito in the oven
of firewood, in the traditional way.
- Finally, for hunting lovers, you should not miss the dishes based on Perdiz and Coelho Bravo, from
preferably in (or around) Fátima, Leiria and Tomar.
Wine and Cheese
These are chapters that should be seen separately...
To know more? Follow the links below about the region's famous wines: Wines of Bairrada strong> and Cheese of Portugal.
A cuisine of the sea
Essential influence of the sea, with its varied products. Various cultural influences. Everything contributes to
enrich the experience and gastronomic practice in Portugal. From popular "snacks" to gourmet cuisine.
See also: 7 wonders of Portuguese gastronomy.
Vacations and Cuisine
Fish Cod, sea bass, grouper, monkfish, sardines and shellfish. According to the opinion of many experts, fish caught
off the coast of Portugal's vast coastlines are among the best in the world.
Several other traditional products complete the list of ingredients of Portuguese cuisine: chestnuts, sausages
(sausages), olive oil, wines, cheeses, local fruits and aromatic herbs, as well as many other elements that
enter into the preparation of the delicacies of Portuguese cuisine. and gastronomy.
In this guide to The Cuisine of Portugal we will review the The Main
Specialties of delicious Portuguese cuisine.
Typical dish highlighted: Leitão à Bairrada
An iconic dish of Central Portugal cuisine, the Leitão à Bairrada was elected one of the
7 Maravailhas da
Portuguese gastronomy. Between Coimbra and Anadia, and especially in Mealhada, there are several restaurants that serve this specialty.
of the most traditional and appreciated in the Center of Portugal. Other counties (municipalities) where it is also served include
Águeda, Oliveira do Bairro and Cantanhede.