Carne de porco à alentejana is one of the most traditional and popular pork dishes of Portuguese cuisine
Espetada, a Portuguese beef dish, being grilled

This is a list of Portuguese dishes and foods. Despite being relatively restricted to an Atlantic sustenance, Portuguese cuisine has many Mediterranean influences. Portuguese cuisine is famous for seafood.[citation needed] The influence of Portugal's former colonial possessions is also notable, especially in the wide variety of spices used. These spices include piri piri (small, fiery chili peppers), black pepper and white pepper, as well as cinnamon, vanilla, clove, cumin, allspice and saffron. Olive oil is one of the bases of Portuguese cuisine, which is used both for cooking and flavouring meals. Garlic is widely used, as are herbs, such as bay leaf, coriander, oregano, thyme, rosemary and parsley, being the most prevalent. Portuguese beverages are also included in this list.

Portuguese dishes

Bacalhau com natas
Portuguese stew - Cozido à Portuguesa
Sardinhas assadas
pastéis de bacalhau


See also: Portuguese sweet bread


Rabaçal cured cheese
Transmontano cheese

Desserts and sweets

A bola de Berlim from Portugal
Arroz doce from Portugal
Madeira Honey cake - Bolo de Mel da Madeira
Chocolate salami, salame de chocolate
Quince marmalade - Marmelada
Natas do Céu dessert
Angel's double-chin - Papo d’Anjo
Priscos Abbot pudding - Pudim Abade de Priscos

See also: Conventual sweets


Soups and stews



Alcoholic beverages

Beirão liqueur

See also: Beer in Portugal and Portuguese wine

See also: Category:Portuguese wine

Regional specialities

A Bolo do caco stand in Madeira

See also