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Fish Stew from Setubal

Fish Stew from Setubal

A caldeirada, a traditional Portuguese fish stew, can consist of seafood (caldeirada de marisco), salted codfish (caldeirada de bacalhao) or any fish of your choice.

Preparation:

Take a large pot, cut the fish into big lumps (including the heads, tails and bones, don’t throw away the good parts).

Cut the potatoes, tomatoes, garlic and onions into thin slices, cut the peppers into cubes.

Drizzle some olive oil in the pan and start ‘building up’ the caldeirada.

Place the slices of potatoes in the pot, the slices of tomato, the peppers, garlic and onion and finally a third of the fish, some sea salt and coriander.

Then start with the second layer, repeating the entire process untill all ingredients are used up.

Top with some extra sea salt, coriander, olive oil and white wine.

Don’t save on the olive oil cooking the caldeirada in oil gives it the rich typical taste.

Place the (closed) pot on a low fire, and let the caldeirada simmer ‘till all the ingredients are cooked (about 45 minutes/).

Ingredients (besides the fish):

  • 4 large potatoes
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 1 red and 1 green pepper
  • Olive oil
  • White wine
  • Sea salt
  • Coriander

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.

About the region

About the region

The region of Setubal in Portugal lies just beneath Lisbon and on the River Sado, north of the Alentejo and Algarve.

The city of Setubal is one of the oldest cities of Portugal – a flourishing Roman community used to exist in the Tróia area.

As the capital has grown over the years Setubal has become wealthier and more urbanised, becoming a luxury tourist destination with its  resorts and offer in terms of activities.

The region of Setubal in Portugal doesn’t have the large crowds of the Algarve, and offers beautiful blue and green scenery in terms of beaches and nature, perfect weather and the tastiest seafood in the country, making the perfect destination for some quiet family holidays, romantic breaks or adventure travel.

The Setubal district has several locations north, east, west and south of the Setubal Bay, each with different characteristics.

You can discover here each one of them:

Discover the region.

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Your arrival on the Dream Coast reveals a region of colour, flavours, light, landscapes, and emotion, difficult to describe or explain.

Diversity, difference, and surprise are just three of the forms for us to highlight all the possibilities of an area which fuses golf, innumerable opportunities for conferences and meetings, hundreds of gastronomic suggestions, dozens of wines from cellars with a long history, for protected areas, a vast heritage all near to the capital of the country and an international airport with ease of accessibility.

Travel here and let yourself emerge in the ocean of tranquility that the region of Setubal offers you.

We guarantee that you’ll never think of travel holidays the same way. Once you go, you’ll know.

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Deep-Fried Cuttlefish

Deep-Fried Cuttlefish

Since Setubal is a vital fishing hub, the best seafood cuisines are served by almost all the restaurants of the region.

Chocos Fritos, which is fried cuttlefish, is currently topping the charts.

It is actually thick breaded slices of cuttlefish, deep-fried, and served with lots of thickly cut fries, tart lemon wedges, and even salad.

This delicacy is often served either with a cold Portuguese beer or Vinho Branco da Casa, which is effervescent white wine with a fresh mineral and citrus taste.

Vinho Branco da Casa or House White is from the Terras do Sado region.

Preparation:

  1. Clean and cut squid into rings or cuttlefish into strips – thinner is better.
  2. Season with salt, pepper and red chilli pepper powder.Set aside. Beat egg, add flour and water and beat until smooth.
  3. Mix in onion and garlic.
  4. Heat oil for deep-frying to 425°F. Dip squid rings in batter.
  5. Or, if you’re lazy like me, dump the cuttlefish strips into the batter, stir around, and fish ‘em out one or two at a time until you have enough for a batch. Add to oil and deep fry 3 to 4 minutes, until light brown. Drain.
  6. Garnish with parsley, lemon wedges and french fries. Serve hot.

Ingredients:

  • 500 grams cuttlefish
  • 1 eggs
  • 60 grams flour
  • 60 ml water
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon red chilli pepper powder
  • oil for deep-frying
  • parsley sprigs to garnish (opt.)
  • lime or lemon wedges to garnish (opt.)

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.