Local fish – the essence of Portuguese food
The best local grilled fishes are:
Shellfish of Portugal
Typical meat dishes
Most of the local fruits are seasonal, meaning that you can buy them only in a specific time of the year. You can buy it matured in local markets usually on Saturdays or Sundays or every morning in Mercado Municipal of each town.
Portuguese local fruits & vegetables:
[Wine] You barely do things wrong when buying wine in Portugal. The cheap wines are often as good as the expensive ones. Get a bottle of wine from Alentejo and you can´t be wrong. Often the younger wines are the better choice.
[Olive oil] How to choose a good one:
– Extra-virgin olive oil is the one extracted from cold pressing of the olives
– Virgin olive oil comes from the 2nd pressing;
– Just olive oil comes from the 3rd pressing.-
Good olive oil has very low acidity (0.80% or less)