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A Hearty Portuguese Meal
Many typical Portuguese dishes use extra virgin olive oil, Portuguese wine, and garlic as their main ingredients. One of these delicious dishes is Pork and Clams Alentejana which is a combination of loin of pork and clams. The small pieces of pork are marinated in olive oil, cumin, cilantro, wine, and garlic. After 24 - 48 hours the pork is browned and the juices strained and added to the pork. Clams are added and cooked until open. Black Portuguese olives and sautéed potatoes are added to the dish. This dish is usually served with a hearty Portuguese red wine and a delicious Portuguese bread. I enjoy it several times when I am in Portugal. For desert try the Ovos Moles - a very sweet delicacy made of sugar and egg yolks served in little wooden barrels or wafers shaped like fish ( a Portuguese symbol). The Portuguese love their sweets. Maybe the restaurant will be offering a Fado show. If so, you are in for a treat. The fado is the soul searching, emotional music of longing for a love lost - perhaps the fisherman husband lost at sea. The fado is unique to Portugal. The foods of Portugal are varied and very tasty. Meals in Portugal are something that I always look forward to whether lunch or dinner. I am sure that if you try the Pork and Clam dish you will enjoy something that is different as well as delicious.
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