The Portuguese Cuisine and Culture
As one of the oldest countries in Europe, Portugal has developed a wonderfully authentic and highly regarded cuisine. From chicken piri-piri to regional stews, modified Portuguese recipes and traditional Portuguese food has made its way all over the world, inspiring not only our kitchens, but also our wanderlust.
To celebrate this union between travelling and Portugal's culinary wonders, we've handpicked 11 delicious Portuguese dishes that you should to try before exploring this ancient nation for yourself. Whether it's the sun-drenched Douro Valley, a bustling café in Lisbon, or the coastal settlements along the Atlantic, these dishes offer a glimpse into a gastronomy inspired by land, sea and the people of Portugal.
Starting with couple of Portugal's most beloved sandwiches, some of the country's most notable entrées, and finishing off with some truly delectable treats, we have selected 11 of our favourite Portuguese recipes that you can make from home before you visit along with some fascinating cultural facts behind them.
The 11 Portuguese Dishes you need to try before visiting
2) Prego Roll
3) Bolinhos de Bacalhau
4) Grilled Sardines
5) Chicken Piri-Piri
6) Arroz de pato
9) Polvo Guisado
10) Chocolate Salami
11) Travesseiro de Sintra