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top 10 madeiran dishes

 

If you visit Madeira and don't try these dishes, you've done something wrong. Here are the ten things you must try on a trip to Madeira, Portugal—from a fresh fish to barbecued beef on a skew. 

BACALHAU
Dried salted code – served in may ways including with potatoes and egg, or casseroled with tomatoes and onion.

ESPADA
Scabbard fish, a succulent and boneless white fish, traditionally served grilled fried banana

PREGO
Delicious Madeiran fast food – grilled steak in a bread bun, (prego special usually has ham and/or cheese as well).

BOLO DO CACO

Madeiran leavened flat-bread, baked on top of the oven and served plain or with garlic and herb butter

 

CALDO VERDE
“Green soup” made with shredded kale, potatoes and onions, topped with sausage.

ESPETADA
Herb-flavoured barbecued beef, sometimes served on skewers that hang from a frame by your table.

LAPAS
Limpets, plucked from Madeira’s rocky shores and grilled with garlic butter.

AÇORDA
Soup flavored with garlic and coriander, made with bread and golden olive oil, topped off with a poached egg.

MILHO FRITO
Deep-fried maize (like Italian polenta), traditionally served with espetada, though fries are now more common.

PARGO
Locally caught sea bream delicious and nutritious simply grilled with olive oil.