1. Bakalyau (translated from Portuguese – “cod”) – the main dish of the country. Cod in Portugal has long been popular (especially among the poor), so in the local cuisine there are a huge number of different recipes for its preparation: this is bakalyau no forno (in the oven), bakalyau natash (in creamy sauce), bakalyau cakes, etc. But one thing unites them: cod must first be prepared: only dried and salted fish are present in the kitchen.
2. Caldo Verde – A traditional Portuguese green cabbage soup. It is cooked in olive oil, with potatoes, spicy sausage, served with red wine. Continue reading