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Relax on a terrace by river. Stroll around the typical taverns in the city center. Or find that perfect scenery, where you can see the sea melt into the horizon. It’s not a cat’s life. It’s more like a late afternoon in the heart of the capital that calls for delicious Lisbon delicacies. Here are six suggestions that pair well with a glass of Mandriola wine.
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1. Pipis, an indispensable snack with a taste of Lisbon
Pipis are one of those Lisbon delicacies that any traditional restaurant should have. The base is chicken trimmings, that is, gizzards, livers, and hearts. A delicious and easy to make recipe, in which the consistency and seasoning of the sauce make this dish an extremely tasty snack.
The secret behind good pipis? Always serve them warm, with chunks of slow-cooked chicken trimmings, wrapped in a sauce made with fresh tomatoes, bay leaves, and white wine. This delicacy tastes best on a terrace or in a typical Portuguese “tasca”, in the company of friends. They pair with an easy-going conversation, a basket of bread, and a bottle of chilled Mandriola white wine.
2. Peixinhos da Horta, History never tasted so good
Peixinhos da Horta are a delicious snack from Lisbon suitable for vegetarians. Its origin is connected to 0-waste food management, nothing goes to waste – leftover green beans are fried in an egg and flour batter.
Here’s another piece of feline wisdom: did you know that the recipe for peixinhos da horta inspired the Japanese to create their famous tempura fritters? In 1543, at the height of the Portuguese Discoveries, three Portuguese navigators became the first Europeans to visit Japan and left the secret of this Lisbon recipe behind.
Nowadays, peixinhos da horta are appreciated by all, even by those who are not vegetarians. An excellent option to make at home, during a weekend lunch, or to eat on a outdoor café by the river. The secret? Fry until crispy and sprinkle with a slice of lemon.
This is one of the most famous snacks in the capital, and is an excellent option to pair with refreshing and balanced-taste drinks – did someone say Mandriola? The problem will be to choose: white wine or red wine?
3. Snails, they disappear in an instant
It is impossible not to notice the irony of snails. Those who see them passing by on the street admire their relaxed, stress-free demeanor. But on the plate, when you notice them, they have already disappeared.
Snails are at the top of the list of most requested snacks in Lisbon at any terrace – and for good reason. The intense flavor, unique aroma, and unpretentious character make this a delicacy that makes even the most satiated of cats twitch their whiskers.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing rooftop and invite your friends over, after a long day at work, or during the weekend. In the city center there is no lack of places serving this delicacy. Get a nice table, away from the busy walkway and with a view, and order a serving for the group. The finishing touch for this hot afternoon is a Mandriola white wine – chilled, of course.
4. Green eggs, it’s green so it’s healthy
Crispy on the outside and soft inside. Green eggs are a Lisbon delicacy that can be found in both Portuguese taverns and top restaurants. Despite being a simple delicacy, it requires some time to complete its preparation.
First, you start by boiling the eggs in salted water for 10 minutes. Once boiled, peel and cut them lengthwise. Then the yolks are removed from the inside of the egg and emulsified with olive oil, vinegar, seasonings, chopped parsley, and sometimes breadcrumbs softened in milk. Then the eggs are sealed, coated with beaten egg and breadcrumbs, and fried. If this recipe has made you hungry, invite a group of friends or family over, or for an evening out, and enjoy this very special treat.
5. Bulhão Pato ‘s Clams, a snack with poetry
Raimundo António de Bulhão Pato. This was the name of the poet who, ironically enough, made his mark on history because of the recipes he created – such as the famous clams that bear his name.
During the summer, this is a popular Lisbon delicacy. Who would have thought that something as simple as seafood in a pan with a little coriander, garlic, olive oil, lemon, salt, and pepper would be so successful? Not even with a feline sixth sense would it be possible to anticipate this phenomenon.
If you have a spacious balcony or patio at home, we advise you to go to the supermarket and buy all the ingredients you need to make this easy-to-prepare Lisbon treat. Invite some friends over and toast the good weather with a cool glass of Mandriola wine.
If the days call for more rest and less work, look for a terrace where you can find the perfect match for a sunset: Bulhão Pato ‘s Clams and a bottle of Mandriola.
6. Bait with them, to purr for more
Thin slices of bovine liver sautéed with onion, garlic, and parsley and flavored with white wine. You don’t need more than this delicacy for a different meal, accompanied by fried or boiled potatoes (“with them”). If you can hunt down this sizable treat for a weekend lunch with the family or a snack-dinner with friends, you’ll need a drink to match. Mandriola wine, of course.
Savor these Lisbon snacks slowly. There are six tasty options that call for an uncomplicated and pleasant drink: Mandriola, the wine that never disappoints.[pin_locations] => [map_text] => )