Simplicity is the secret to a happy existence.
Portuguese cuisine is simple & seafood heavy. Some say, that the Portuguese have 365 different ways to cook cod.
Wandering across the winding & steep roads of Lisbon, we stumbled across O Chiado, a traditional Portuguese restaurant that really champions simple cooking & quality ingredients.
We plumped for the octopus cooked with olive oil & a pinch of salt. Juicy, tender & it still had a bite to it. That’s how you know it’s the octopus’ freshness that does all the talking.
One of the headlining dishes at this restaurant was the Steak cooked on a hot stone. The steak was juicy & had a great beef flavour, and you can season it with garlic & salt to your tastes. The famous garlic aioli sauce was also presented with the steak. Mark my words, this sauce will change your life. Think garlic, onion, olive oil & mayo all mixed up into this SUPER sauce.
Bacalhau à Brás – combination of onions, olives, parsley, egg and, salted cod. Salted cod is a national obsession, and this dish was one of the best ways of eating Bacalhau. This gooey moist almost creamy egg, cooked with salted cod, onions, olives & parsley felt like a warm hug in my stomach.
This is my favourite dish from my Lisbon food tour, so simple & so effective. Eat with some fresh crusty bread & you’ll be in heaven.Watch our youtube to find out our thoughts on this traditional meal!
R. do Crucifixo 104,
04015-070 Lisboa, Portugal