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LCC Sirius Travel shares their favorite local recipes with us!

Francesinha – signature dish of Porto

This is one of the most appreciated dishes and is the signature of Porto. Francesinha is a kind of a delicious sandwich with two slices of bread interspersed by steak, ham and sausage, covered with Edam and a secret and spicy sauce. It’s served with chips and optionally with a fried egg on the top. It’s also known as Little French or Frenchie. The History tell us that Francesinha was invented in 1960s in Alentejo by Daniel da Silva, an emigrant from France and Belgium that wanted to adapt the croquet-monsieur dish to the Portuguese cuisine. But in the region the dish was not appreciated, so when its creator moved to Porto, he served the Francesinha and it became very popular there. In Porto the people are used to complement the meal with a fino (beer). Despite being a typical dish, each restaurant has its own recipe of Francesinha. Many of them argue that the secret is in the sauce, while others says that the secret is in on the quality of the ingredients. Whatever is the secret, the truth is that this is a delicious dish and easy to do at home.

 

Catia Coelho, LCC Sirius Travel, Porto

Pastel de Nata Recipe

The pastéis de nata were created before the 18th century by Catholic monks at the Hieronymites Monastery (Portuguese: Mosteiro dos Jerónimos) in the civil parish of Saint Mary of Bethlehem, in Lisbon. They consist of egg tart pastry dusted with cinnamon and are a "must-try" when you travel to Portugal.

Catia Coelho, LCC Sirius Travel, Porto

Cozido à Portuguesa

Portuguese cozido or Cozido à Portuguesa is one of the most appreciated dishes of the Portuguese gastronomy that no one resists.

Cozido à Portuguesa recipe is one of the most famed and appreciated Portuguese meat recipes. There are several versions of this dish because it used to be prepared with leftovers. Besides it may also vary from region to region in order to use local products. Below is the traditional recipe, used in continental Portugal. But you can also check the peculiar way how is cooked in Azores Islands: https://youtu.be/-Tas6Hjn_so

 

Catia Coelho, LCC Sirius Travel, Porto