The Euro Diaries: Carne de Porco à Alentejana in Fátima

Food in Fátima is nothing much to write about. They seem to casually presume that pilgrims are there for the faith and not for the food (well, a presumption that is not entirely incorrect). Amidst a whole lot of bland pork, codfish and octopus dishes, we came across this very traditionally Portuguese Carne de Porco à Alentejana dish prepared with pork cubes, clams, potato, pickled veggies and coriander. Although this was only beginning to tickle our taste buds, this was by far the tastiest meal we had during our stay in Fátima. I understand this is a common dish in most parts of the country although typically from the Algarve region. So, keep an eye out for it if you’re in the country – you might come across one that’s really delicious!

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Carne de Porco à Alentejana


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