Portuguese cuisine is known for its use of fresh seafood, hearty soups, stews, and grilled meats. Some popular dishes are:
Bacalhau (salt cod) – This is one of the most traditional dishes in Portuguese cuisine. It can be prepared in several ways, such as fried, boiled, baked, or grilled.
Cozido à Portuguesa – This is a hearty stew made with beef, pork, chicken, sausage, and vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, turnips, and cabbage.
Caldo Verde – This is a popular soup made with kale, potatoes, onions, and chouriço (a type of sausage).
Sardinhas assadas – Grilled sardines are a typical dish in Portugal, served with a side of boiled potatoes and a fresh salad.
Arroz de Marisco – This dish is a seafood rice dish made with a variety of seafood, including shrimp, clams, mussels, and squid.
Francesinha – This is a sandwich made with ham, sausage, and steak, covered in melted cheese and served with a spicy tomato sauce.
Pastéis de Nata – These are sweet custard tarts that are popular in Portugal and are often served with a cup of coffee.