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Garlic shrimp in Lisbon, Cacais or Sintra and other questions

Kikinyc | Mar 18, 2012 06:29 PM

Heading to Portugal next week for 5 days. We will be staying in the Sintra province and will day trip into Lisbon. One of my favorite dishes is shrimp cooked in olive oil with garlic. What is this dish called in portuguese? Will the shrimp be local and fresh this time of year? I am looking for recommendations in Lisbon for lunch (won't have time to venture out of the central area) and/or dinner recommendations around our hotel-- cascais and sintra are both within cabbing distance.

Other questions: what seafood is in season this time of year (if you know the names in English and Portugese that would be extremely helpful).

In case we tire of seafood, are there any dish specialties using typical Portuguese sausage? I love Caldo verde but am unfamiliar with other dishes.

Finally, any simple, rustic but delicious off the beaten track type portugese cuisine restaurants in the Sintra/Cascaiis area for dinner? Nothing modern or nouveau. We will be cabbing so no need to be near public transport.

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