Sunday, 23 March 2014

A taste of Portuguese cuisine

Typical Portuguese Dishes
1 Oct, 2013 | From Ana of Portugal

Many of Portugal's dishes are fish-based due to the country's situation on the Atlantic. But despite being relatively restricted to an Atlantic sustenance, Portuguese cuisine has many Mediterranean influences.

Portugal formerly had a large empire and the cuisine has been influenced in both directions. A Portuguese influence is strongly evident in Brazilian cuisine, which features its own versions of Portuguese dishes such as feijoada and caldeirada (fish stew). Other Portuguese influences can be tasted in the Indian province of Goa, where Goan cuisine dishes such as vindaloo show the pairing of vinegar and garlic, and also Macanese cuisine.

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