Bacalhau from The Taste of Victory: What They Eat in Portugal That Makes Them the Best Soccer Players (Slideshow)

The Taste of Victory: What They Eat in Portugal That Makes Them the Best Soccer Players (Slideshow)

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Bacalhau

Bacalhau is more than just an iconic symbol of a nation whose fortunes were made plying the seas — it is the single most important dish in Portugal. There are enough variations to prepare the dried, salted cod fished in the cold waters off the coast of Norway that you could cook one every day of the year and never use the same recipe twice. Three of the most well-known examples are bacalhau à Gomes de Sá (salted cod, potatoes, onions, black olives, and hard-boiled eggs) from the city of Porto, bacalhau com natas (salted cod cooked with cream and onion), and bacalhau à brás (salted cod, potato, onion, and scrambled eggs) from Estremadura.

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