A-Z Portuguese Food & Wine Dictionary

Portuguese A-Z Food & Wine Glossary

This is a useful Portuguese to English glossary and menu decoder. Print it out and use it on your next trip to Portugal. Bom apetite!


Cooking Methods

assado - roasted
caseiro - home-made
cozido - boiled
espetada - on the spit
estufada - stewed
frito - fried
grelhado - grilled
brasa - on the charcoal
churrasco - barbecued
no forno - in the oven


Drinks

ãgua - water
batido - milk-shake
cerveja - beer
sumo - juice
vinho tinto - red wine
vinho branco - white wine
com gelo - with ice


Fish

atum - tuna
bacalhau - codfish
cavala - mackerel
cherne - stone bass
enguias - eels
linguado - sole
lulas - squid
pargo - sea bream
peixe - fish
pescada - hake
polvo - octopus
raia - skate
sardinhas - sardines
salmão - salmon
salmonete - red mullet
truta - trout


Meat

bife - steak
borrego - lamb
cabrito - goat
carne - meat
coelho - rabbit
entrecosto - rib
fiambre - ham
frango - chicken
iscas - liver
leitão - baby pork
lïngua - tongue
pato - duck
peru - turkey
porco - pork
salsichas - sausages
vaca - beef
vitela - veal


Sea Food

ameijoas - clams
berbigões - cockles
camarões - shrimps
gambas - king prawns
lagosta - lobster
marisco - seafood
mexilhões - mussels
ostras - oysters
sapateira - crab


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