Sunday, 29 September 2013

Cozido à Portuguesa

Cozido à Portuguesa (Portuguese stew) is a traditional Portuguese dish. It is a delicacy composed of a myriad of vegetables, cooked meats and traditional sausages.

It has its origins in the Beira region, this is a rich stew that usually includes shin of beef, pork, and Portuguese smoked (or blood) sausages (morcela, farinheira and chouriço) and in some regions chicken, served with cabbage, carrots, turnips, rice, potatoes, and collard greens. It is often served with olive oil and red wine. All these ingredients make it a very strong dish, ideal for the cold weather in winter.

The way to prepare it and the combination of ingredients vary slightly from region to region, despite being a dish that can be found throughout Portugal. Canal Caveira, is an example of a village in the region of Alentejo that has the tradition of Portuguese Cozido, with several restaurants along the road where you can enjoy it.


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