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Carne de Vinha d' Alhos - a Portuguese thing you gotta try

Carne de Vinha d' Alhos is a Portuguese flavor festival. The name means "Meat in Wine with Garlic."  Carne de Vinha d' Alhos is a classic dish, meaning pork with wine and garlic, and is sometimes made with rabbit.  In the Azores it is a popular meat dish and on Madeira it is a sandwich. Madeira's Carne Vinha d’Alhos is featured at holiday time,  and typically served on Christmas Eve. On market night or  “note do mercado” – the 23 of December – thousands are served in Funchal as a  sandwich; pulled pork style in local bolo de caco bread. 

 Back in the day, this dish traveled with Portuguese around the world. Carne de Vinha d' Alhos can be found today in Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Goa and even Macau.

Vindaloo, a common Goan dish, is based (believe it or not) on Carne de Vinha d' Alhos. Vindaloo got a spice boost from peppers, cumin, cinnamon, coriander and cloves among them, and an additional kick by replacing wine with vinegar.



Carne de Porco em Vinha d'Alhos


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