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Montijo

Montijo

Montijo is a portuguese city on district of Setúbal near the capital (20 km) with 26500 habitants.

A city that join the beauty of Tagus river with rural landscapes, that makes excellent contrast of colours.

With human presence since Paleolithic, “Aldegallega” is the primitive name of Montijo .

The locals dedicated to salt extraction and wine-producing. In the past, Montijo supplied the capital of Portugal through small boats and “bateis” (specific boats).

What to see and do in Montijo:

Walking tours : There are different walking tours available where you can improve the knowledge of Montijo and surroundings. It’s possible to make different

Hunting Reserves : You can hunt ducks and wild boar. An encounter with nature and an opportunity to knowing the region.

Museum : Located at Atalaia is dedicated to the rural region and brings together much of the ethnographic collection of the municipal museum.

Historic Church : a historical place where you can enjoy several relics, including an altar piece designer by Tomás Luis of XVI century.

Gastronomy : influenced by Montijo location along the river and rural areas of fertile soils that produces food for a wealth of distinctive flavors in cuisine. Some local dishes: Caldeirada à Pescador, Lamejinhas abertas ao Natural, Massinha de safio, Ensopado de Enguias c/arroz de pimentos ou c/Açorda, Carne de Porco c/Enguias. Confectionery : Queijadinhas de Leite, Bolo de Milho, Pudim de Vinagre.

Crafts : tiles e stained glass, Copper, Bandarilhas, painted ostrich eggs, saddlery , cork.

Sports : You can practice several sports and specially BTT, Allroad, slide, rappel, climbing, canoeing, balloon.

Fishing: traditional fishing, practiced from the beaches and banks of the Tagus River.

Contact us if you wish to know more about Montijo .

We invite you to spend some of your vacations and holidays time visiting Arrábida Hills.

We invite you to visit Setubal and to visit  Portugal.

Just take your flight to Faro airport or Lisbon Airport, reserve accommodations,hotel , choose a restaurant and activities and welcome to Portugal Dream Coast.Travel Portugal and travel Setubal.

Eel Stew – Recipe

Eel Stew – Recipe

Between the blue of  Tejo River and the green of the farms is Montijo.

Located on the North of Portugal Dream Coast, Montijo is well-known by this wonderful dish.

This recipe is for four people.

We hope you like this dish from Montijo and Seixal .

Preparation:

Place tomatoes, garlic, onions, fat, and tomato paste in a saucepan.

Let the ingredients brown and then add the chilli, salt, sliced eel and water.

After boiling for ten minutes, season accordingly, and sprinkle with chopped coriander.

Before serving, trim with the mint.

You are now ready to taste a delicious dish.

Ingredients:

1 Kg of eel sliced thick
Fried bread
3 Chopped onions
Ripe tomato (Your taste)
Tomato paste (Your Taste)
2 Garlic cloves
Coriander
Mint
Chilli (at your tasty)
2 tablespoon of lard
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Salt

If you would like to know more about Montijo, click here.

You can see other recipes from Setúbal region on Portugal Dream Coast website, on the Recipes Category .

We invite you to spend some of your vacations and holidays time visiting Arrábida Hills.

We invite you to visit Setubal and to visit  Portugal.

Just take your flight to Faro airport or Lisbon Airport, reserve accommodations,hotel , choose a restaurant and activities and welcome to Portugal Dream Coast.

Travel Portugal and travel Setubal.