Unique Dishes of Algarve – Foodies take notes!

 

A pork, prawn and clams Cataplana

A pork, prawn and clams Cataplana | Img By : Kolforn (Wikimedia) (Own work) CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

Algarve is known for its picture-perfect beach strip overlooking the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean and intense flavors of exotic seafood and other culinary delights. Here are a few unique dishes you will only taste when in Algarve.

 

 

Bacalau

This is Atlantic cod and is one of the most popular dishes in Algarve. This is a dish prepared in over 360 different recipes by restaurants and hotels all over the country such as Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Algarve Resort. It is also a household staple in festive occasions such as Christmas.

 

 

Caldera

This is a seafood stew prepared with tomatoes, herbs, potatoes, shellfish, fish and white wine. Filled with intense flavor this is a fisherman’s favorite.

 

 

Ameijoas à Bulhao Pato

It is quite accurate to call this Algrave’s Signature dish, thus available at any local restaurant or Algarve resort. This is dish, rich in flavor prepared with clams, garlic, onion, coriander, olive oil and white wine. Usually served with crunchy white bread this is a must try for the ultimate Portuguese experience.

 

 

Caldo Verde

This is a very brothy soup cooked with chorizo sausage, potato, garlic and curly kale. Its thick, tasty and you will definitely want more than one serving.

 

 

Frango Piri-Piri-

This is a very spicy dish. And is, in fact, the Portuguese twist to the iconic chicken Piri-Piri.
Marinated chicken (marinated with spicy Piri-Piri) is grilled with coal to prepare this delicacy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cuisine to try during Your Holiday in Maldives – Treat yourself with the best

Apart from the picture-perfect beaches and a range of luxury resorts and a rich cultural heritage, Maldives is also known for its exotic cuisine. Mainly composed on seafood and coconut, Maldivian dishes are intense with flavour and taste.

Here are some of dishes you must try when in Maldives;

Mashuni

This is a traditional local breakfast which you may come across when dining in Maldives. Made with smoked tuna, coconut with added chilies and lime to increase the flavour.

 

Dhon Riha

Directly translated this means “fair curry”. The curry is made out of fish or tuna and an exclusive paste made out of grated coconut, fennel seeds, ginger, and garlic. This is a local favorite and is rich in flavor.

 

Bis Keemiyaa

This is delightful snack made out of tuna. It is a pastry with a fish and egg filling, fried till it gains a golden crust.

 

Fihunu Mas

This is basically toasted fish in Maldives. It is, in fact, a well-dressed dish often garnished with slices of lime and is guaranteed to make the menu of most resorts including Maafushivaru Maldives.

 

Banbukeylu Harisa

This is colourful curry prepared with breadfruit. Made out of coconut, steamed breadfruit, onions and chilies, this is a dish best paired with a plate of rice.

 

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Delightful traditional food in Pasikudah – A taste of island cooking.

Srilankan fish curry

Srilankan fish curry | Img.By : Jkwinter (Own work) CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

 

Apart from the clean beach stretch hugging the turquoise waters, Passikudah is also known for its delightful seafood cuisine. Most seafood dishes are prepared with a Sri Lankan twist to it and are flooded with delicious flavours.

Here are a few traditional dishes you may find in Pasikudah.

Fish curry
Being an island, fish is a part of the daily meal of all Sri Lankans. The traditional fish curry is made by slow cooking chopped up fish with coconut milk and a great deal of spices such as pepper, chili powder, turmeric powder, curry powder etc. The dish goes perfectly with a plate of rice and some ‘pol sambol’.

Devilled sweet and sour fish curry.
This is prepared by deep frying the fish and soaking it in sweet and sour sauce before slightly frying it again with onions, pepper and a lot of chillies. The dish goes well with some fried rice.

Chilli fish curry
This is simply cooking the fish with a great deal of curry powder, pepper, chilli powder and sometimes coconut milk. The curry brings out the best flavour when prepared with freshly caught fish. Most tourist resorts in the area such as Anantaya Resorts & Spas Sri Lanka aim to provide freshly caught fish to give that authentic dining experience.

Jaffna squid curry (Cuttlefish)
The dish is made by chopping up the squid and frying it with onions, peppers, tomato sauce, curry powder, chili powder and etc. squid is referred to as cuttlefish in Sri Lanka, thus remember what to order when dining in Sri Lanka.