Delicious Starters


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Alheira de Mirandela

Region: Mirandela

The origin of alheira is related to the persecution of jews by The Inquisition. At that time, jews w (...)

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Ameijoas à Bulhão Pato

Ameijoas à Bulhão Pato is a portuguese dish of clams sauteed in white wine sauce. This dish was amo (...)

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Açorda à Alentejana

Region: Alentejo

Açorda is a typical Portuguese dish composed of mashed bread with garlic, coriander, olive oil, wate (...)

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Caspacho com Carapaus Fritos

Caspacho, as known as Gaspacho, is a very refreshing cold soup made with tomato (the main ingredient (...)

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Sopas do Espírito Santo

Region: Açores

Sopas do Espírito Santo is a typically rich broth from Azores Islands. This soup contains chicken an (...)

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Sopa de Castanhas

Region: Madeira

Sopa de Castanhas (Chestnuts Soup) is a traditional soup made with, typical ingredients from Madeira (...)

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Bôla de Lamego

Region: Lamego

Bôla de Lamego is a typical product from Northest of Portugal, as well as some of the best portugues (...)

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Espargos com ovos

Region: Alentejo

This dish is mainly made with eggs and asparagus. This dish was among the 70 Wonders of Portuguese G (...)

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Presunto de Barrancos

Region: Alentejo

Presunto de Barrancos is a type of ham with Protected Designation of Origin (DOP). It is made with h (...)

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Canja de Borrego

Region: Beira Interior

Canja de Borrego is a soup made mainly with lamb, which gives it a very intense flavour. This soup (...)

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Bolo do Caco

Region: Madeira

Bolo do Caco is a special bread from Madeira island. It is usually eaten as a starter with garlic bu (...)

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Caldo de Cascas

Region: Trás-os-Montes

Caldo de Cascas is a traditional soup from the Northeast of Portugal. This soup is made with dried b (...)

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Sopa de Cação

Region: Alentejo

Sopa de Cação (Dogfish Soup) is a typical soup made with dogfish, garlic, coriander, and traditional (...)

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Lapas da Madeira

Region: Madeira

Lapa is a gastropod mollusc traditional in Portuguese Gastronomy. This dish is made with grilled lap (...)

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Sopa de Peixe da Figueira

Region: Figueira da Foz

Sopa de Peixe da Figueira (Fish Soup from Figueira) has the smell of sea. It is mainly made with fre (...)

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Muxama de Atum

Region: Algarve

Muxama de Atum (smoked tuna fish) is a traditional starter made with the same recipe used by the Pho (...)

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Pezinhos de Coentrada

Region: Alentejo

Pezinhos de Coentrada is a typical starter made with pork feet, garlic, onions, coriander, egg yolk (...)

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Ostras do Sado

The biggest European resort of oysters is located in the river and estuary of Sado, Portugal. This r (...)

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Cracas cozidas

Region: Açores

Cracas are a kind of crustaceans very common in Azores, where they are boiled in sea water. Despite (...)

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Cavaco Cozido com Molho Verde

Region: Açores

Cavaco (slipper lobster) is a specialty from Azores, boiled and served with green sauce (sauce made (...)

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Camarão da Costa da Figueira

Region: Figueira da Foz

Camarão da Costa da Figueira (Shrimp from Figueira Coast) is a typical product from portuguese coast (...)

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Lapas Grelhadas dos Açores

Region: Açores

Lapas Grelhadas (Grilled Limpets), are a common snack in Azores and Madeira islands. The main difere (...)

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Percebes de Aljezur

Region: Algarve

Percebes de Aljezur (Goose barnacles from Aljezur) are a typical starter from the southern portugues (...)

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Pastel de Bacalhau

Region: Lisboa

Pastel de bacalhau, also known as bolinho de bacalhau is a traditional product popular in the entire (...)

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Sopa de Pedra

Sopa de pedra (means "stone soup" in Portuguese) is one of the Portugal's richest soup with lots of (...)

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Bifana

Region: Portugal

Bifana is a slice of pork steak, lightly sauteed with garlic and spices, so that the meat is juicy, (...)

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Punheta de Bacalhau

Region: Portugal

Punheta de Bacalhau is a typical codfish salad. It is made with raw and salty codfish, onions, garli (...)

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Caldo Verde

Caldo verde (Portuguese for "green broth") is a popular soup in Portuguese cuisine. The basic ingred (...)

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Queijo Serra da Estrela

Queijo da Serra da Estrela is a cheese that is produced on the highest mountain in mainland Portugal (...)

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