Leitão da Bairrada

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Leitão is a Portuguese word for a suckling pig. The animal is basted with a paste made of precise measures of garlic, pepper, salt and pig fat, to which some cooks add olive oil, parsley or bay leaf. It is so popular in Portugal that there is even a brotherhood of Leitão da Bairrada. This dish was considered one of The 7 Wonders of the Portuguese Gastronomy in 2011.



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