5 most popular Portuguese dishes

5 Most Popular Portuguese dishes you want to try: from fish to soups…

January 23, 2022

1 – Bacalhau or Portuguese Cod Fish 

Bacalhau or Portuguese codfish is a national dish. You can find codfish prepared in many different ways: grilled, baked, canned or even fried.

2 – Caldo Verde or Green Soup 

This is one of the most popular soups and Portuguese dishes. The soup is green in color and made with a particular dark green cabbage that is not widely available beyond Portugal’s borders.  Tthe combination of riped dark green cabbage, potato puree, slices of chouriço sausage and local Portuguese olive oil, complete this delicious and hearty soup.

3 – Sardinhas grelhadas or Grilled Sardines 

Grilled Portuguese sardines or sardinhas asadas is one of the best dishes to eat during summer. The rich flavour of the sardines are enhanced grilled on charcoal.

4 – Bifanas or Pork Sandwich 

These Portuguese sandwiches consist of juicy, marinated pork served in crusty white bread. The marinade is made with spices such as paprika, garlic and white wine. The bread has a crispy crust on the outside and is soft on the inside.

5 – Frango Assado com piri-piri or Chicken Piri-piri 

The famous Chicken Piri-piri dish is made of grilled chicken with piri-piri sauce and served with chips or crisps, and a small salad.
In Portugal, the places that sell Portuguese chicken piri-piri are called churrascarias. You can check our recipe here.

There are a lot more traditional Portuguese foods to discover. Visit Portugal and Enjoy!