Carne de Porco à
Carne de Porco à Alentejana is one of the most traditional
and popular pork dishes of Portuguese cuisine. It is typical from the Alentejo
region, in Portugal, hence the word Alentejana (from Alentejo) in its name. It
is a combination of pork and clams, with potatoes and coriander.
Left: Carne de Porco à Alentejana.
Usually about 800 grams of pork is marinated for four hours in white wine,
paprika, chopped garlic, coriander, bay leaf, and salt and pepper. It is then
fried until golden brown at which point clams are added and cooked for an
additional two minutes. Traditionally this dish is served with cubed french
fries or baked potatoes.