With an abundance of snack bars and delicatessens, there’s no shortage of ‘tapas
’ style dishes - also known as pesticos -
to enjoy in Portugal
. Pastéis de Bacalhau
is a particularly popular bite-size dish that can be eaten hot or cold. Combining deep-fried potato with salted cod, plus onion, parsley and garlic, these fritters are even recognised as a national speciality. Pica pau
- meaning ‘woodpecker’ - comprises tiny pieces of pork or beef, marinated in oil, chilli and garlic, then eaten off a toothpick.