Ameijoas na Cataplana refers to a Portuguese stew with spicy sausage, tomatoes, cockles and peppers. Ameijoas na Cataplana is one of Algarve’s signature dishes which is prepared in a Cataplana, using clams, cockles or other shellfish, cured ham, tomatoes, lemon, garlic and Chouriço (spicy sausage). It is usually prepared for 2 people. Cataplana: This is how Portuguese call the cooking utensil that has two pan-shaped halves hinged together and closed with a clasp. Here all the ingredients are mixed, giving place to a festive and colourful dish. Prawns, shrimps, crabs, clams, chicken, lean bacon, parsley, coriander, onions, tomatoes and green pepper are usually cooked for a minimum of two persons.

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