LOCAL EATS : the cataplana

Eaten at the António do Meco restaurant in Aldeia do Meco, Portugal

The term Cataplana is used to refer to both the recipe and to the copper dish in which it’s cooked. The origins of the vessel are quite mysterious – it’s even said to be a cousin of the tajine dish – but it’s the perfect tool to cook all of Portugal’s seafood  . The one pictured above was filled with swordfish, shrimps, potatoes, red peppers and tomatoes.

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Restaurante António do Meco
Casal de Santo António, 2970 Aldeia do Meco, Portugal

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