The Cooking of Portugal
The Cuisine of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro is also one of the most varied and rich cuisines in Portuguese cuisine.
They are authentic dishes that highlight local products. The culinary and gastronomic products and productions of
these are emblematic lands. This is the case, to illustrate, of ham from Chaves and folar from Valpaços (the only
one with a certificate of origin!), the alheira from Mirandela
, the real alheira, to name just
In addition to potatoes and cabbage, bread is also a staple in Trás-os-Montes cuisine. Here the corn bread
is highly appreciated,
prepared in the traditional way and even roasted in community ovens in some villages. It is true that this custom
is becoming losing with each passing day.
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From Chaves come famous delicacies; From pastries to folar, passing by its well-known and already mentioned ham. All products from this
mountainous land are used with a lot of tradition and technique in order to make the most of the ingredients.
Soup lovers can enjoy the traditional peeled chestnut soup
. The originality of this soup is that
does not take meat in its preparation. Only nuts, potatoes, onions, milk and margarine. A delight!
Another very popular soup is the husk soup. This bean soup also takes a lot of potatoes. Typical winter food, the soup
of peel also takes onions and chorizo. Another delicious broth to taste.
Other very popular preparations in Trás-os-Montes: grease water (rye bread, grease and water; sometimes with eggs), mesh soup
(also with bread and grease), the famous posta à mirandesa
(with grilled veal). The wild boar (or wild pig) in the
pot is also another renowned specialty of the region.
Wine and Cheese
These are chapters that should be seen separately...
To know more? Follow the links below: Wines from Trás-os-Montes
and Cheese of Portugal
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
Specialties of delicious Portuguese cuisine.
Typical dishes: alheira and stew
The alheira (the most famous and appreciated being the Alheira de Mirandela
) is always present at the table of the people of
Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro. This inlaid (enchado) is emblematic, traditional and has a lot of history.
is one of the most emblematic dishes of traditional Portuguese cuisine. A national preference, like the
Stew. View recipe.
The feijoada à transmontana
, which uses several ingredients from the Brazilian feijoada, is another very popular dish.
Served with rice, cabbage. View recipe.