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Preserved Sardines/Sardinha de Conserva

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Sardines are a big deal in Portugal. Together with bacalhau (salted cod), the sardine has become a symbol of Portuguese food and culture recognised around the world. A visitor to Portugal will not need to search much to see sardines on a menu, printed on t-shirts, made out porcelain, on designer goods etc…


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Written by Pedro Rebelo

January 7, 2016 at 3:19 pm


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This extremely versatile milk product is delicious on its own, in salads, sauces and deserts with honey, pumpkin compote. Pictured here is a slice of requeijão dusted with cinnamon and sugar. Requeijão is a form of ricotta, and made out of sheep, cow or goat’s milk whey during the production of cheese. Made in baskets which give it its traditional shape and texture, requeijão is the result of compressing the coagulated whey into a creamy white paste.

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Written by Pedro Rebelo

July 15, 2011 at 8:43 am

Fleur de Sel/Flôr de Sal

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This is a world away from any other type of sea salt. With more moisture and a subtler taste it is particularly good for seasoning fish or meat for fast grilling and salad seasoning.

Flor de Sal

Flor de Sal

A number of brands and varieties are available online.

Written by Pedro Rebelo

May 29, 2009 at 11:08 am