Trás-os-Montes Cooking

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 these specialties.

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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Land of good food

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.

Other products

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.

Main specialties

In this guide to The Cuisine of Portugal we will review the The Main 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.
The cozido 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.

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