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Greenside at Penha Longa Golf Course, Lisbon Portugal

Top 6 delicacies You Must Enjoy in Portugal

August 28, 2014

Portugal has it all — beautiful beaches, perfect weather and outstanding cuisine. The Portuguese don’t mess around when it comes to food. Their cuisine is simple, yet bursting with rich flavors. In Portugal, you’ll find farm-to-table freshness and wonderfully prepared vegetables and meats, fish and poultry that are grilled or fried to perfection. Sprinkle in the postcard beautiful settings, sumptuous wines, and cold beer and you’ll quickly immerse yourself in the Portuguese good life. The next time you’re on a golf trip in Portugal we suggest you try these 6 delicious items:

Grilled Seafood Platter Is there anything more inviting than seafood grilled over an open fire and served on a large silver platter? This standard mixed seafood delicacy comes with large king prawns, your choice of grilled fish, oysters, steamed vegetables and grilled potatoes.

Grilled Chicken with Chips – It doesn’t get much simpler than a large piece of charcoal grilled chicken complimented by a batch of French fries (or chips). The tender and succulent chicken is mouthwatering delicious. If you’re trying to watch your waistline, supplement the fries for a side salad.

Fried Fish – In Portugal, be aware, when your order fried fish they don’t de-bone the fish for you. Once you learn how to eat the fish you’ll probably discover it’s well worth the hard work. Portuguese fried fish is so good you’ll probably order it more than once on your excursion.

Grilled Steak with Egg – Ihop isn’t the only place to get steak and eggs. The Portuguese grilled steak with egg is cooked with fresh olive oil and garlic making it juicy and irresistible. You’ll often receive a side of rice, salad and potatoes.

Portuguese Steakhouse Meat & Sides – If you go to an upscale Portuguese Steakhouse, this will be your best meal. Remember, even if you’ve been to a Brazilian Steakhouse, the Portuguese basically taught the Brazilians. There is nothing better than sitting at a table with your favorite friends and playing partners, sipping a delicious local wine and being served succulent grilled meats off long metal swords. Let’s not forget about the side dishes, which include: fresh black beans, rice, grilled plantains, roasted potatoes, and chopped tomato with onions.

Wine & Beer – The Portuguese are known for their fantastic cold beer and delicious wines. Don’t forget to enjoy a Super Bock or Sagres on tap after your round of golf or a nice, chilled Vinho Verde white wine.