7 Traditional Dishes You Must Try When in Porto


Portugal is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe, its where you will find your dreams come true, whatever the purpose of the visit, it is a wonderful tourist country that offers you a lot of entertainment, enjoyment, culture and beautiful nature, especially the traditional food and the amazing delicious dishes Which varies from city to city. 

If you intend to visit Portugal and you find yourself in PORTO you must try does 7 Traditional Dishes.

Portuguese food has been famous around the world for being delicious and also because it Combines a lot of ingredients.

It is also distinctive as famous food from the influence of the neighboring countries as Spain and Moroccan and also other counties like Brazil Angola …

Most traditional Portuguese foods depend on fish, seafood, and meat, which are also grilled and fried or cooked. These dishes are also served with fries, simple salads, and rice.

without forgetting famous for its sweets and pastry which we have to introduce in another article.

as more tourists flood this small country, one takeaway message is clear: Portuguese food is delicious! These 7 dishes are clear proof of that.

Normally all dishes are flavored with garlic, wine, olive oil, parsley, and chili pepper sauce (called piri piri) as the base. While traveling through Portugal, expect a hybrid of meats, seafood, and vegetables to fill the menus, there are also plenty of thick soups and stews to sink into. but each region and city has its own specialties and personalities that must be sampled.

 These 7 recipes are a handful of many that must be tried in this city. 

Bacalhau à Brás (codfish)

This cod recipe, with eggs and potatoes, is one of the most appreciated by the Portuguese. At the same time, it is also one of the easiest and quickest to make.

You can easily adapt the method and experiment with another fish or shredded chicken. It always looks good.

codfish recipe

Francesinha (Portuguese Sandwich)

Francesinha is a typical dish of the city. There may be no dish from Porto more popular than the Francesinha. Introduced in the 1960s, it’s a twist on a classic French sandwich.

Not ideal for vegetarians, the Francesinha is a sandwich filled with four or five different meats,(sausage, fresh sausage, ham, meats, and beefsteak) covered with melted cheese and drowned in a sauce based on tomatoes, beer and piri-piri and fried egg on top of it.

Francesinha Recipe

Polvo à la Lagareiro

Beyond Bacalhau or Portuguese codfish, octopus or polvo is another popular Portuguese seafood dish loved by everyone especially in summer, Octopus à lagareiro is one of the ways that the Portuguese most like to eat octopus. Well drizzled with olive oil, seasoned with lots of garlic, and accompanied by roasted potatoes, I’m sure you can resist it. Octopus Recipe

Caldo Verde (Soup)

Caldo Verde is a bowl of soup known as kale soup in English, It is a simple but delicious recipe. the soup is based on potatoes and thinly sliced kale, It’s not all vegetables, however, and is normally flavored with Portuguese chouriço. and like most other Portuguese recipes flavored with garlic, it is an excellent way to start a meal on cold days.

Caldo Verde Recipe

Tripas a Moda do Porto 

Tripas a moda de porto (Porto tripe style) is a dish with a story! It’s said that when Portugal’s Henry the Navigator was preparing for one of his expeditions, he asked for help gathering supplies from the people of Porto.

The result was an outward show of generosity – so much so that the locals were left only with animal entrails and organs. and like that, Tripas à Moda do Porto was thus born!

This dish (beans, sausage, vegetables, and herbs) has become so popular and was one of the final candidates for the 7 Wonders of Portuguese Gastronomy.

READ: 10 Traditional Lisbon Dishes You Need To Try

Cozido à Portuguesa

It is one of the most typical dishes in the country and an authentic festival of ingredients and flavors, and one that is normally listed as a favorite no matter which region it’s from. Cooked meats, sausages, cabbages, and vegetables. It may seem simple, but it is not.

Portuguese stew is the result of centuries of improvement, with contributions from different regions of the country. At the basics, a cozido is a stew with many different types of meat, served alongside cabbage, carrots, onions, and potatoes. The stew is usually accompanied by plain rice.

Bacalhau com Natas (Cod with cream)

Bacalhau (codfish) is the most popular fish in Portuguese cuisine – a fact proven by the hundreds of ways to prepare it. While grilling and boiling are more common cooking methods, and bacalhau com natas (codfish with cream) is a richly flavored masterpiece., Cod with cream is a classic recipe of Portuguese cuisine and is one of the most beloved ways of serving cod. Bacalhau com Natas Recipe