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Gastronomy

Thanks to the subtropical climate and volcanic soils, Madeira’s cuisine is based on fresh and varied local ingredients. Traditional dishes include “tuna steak with fried corn”, “sword steak”, “skewers”, “passion fruit pudding”, “limpets”, among others.

 

Fish

Tuna is generally cut into fillets, seasoned with salt, and marinated in a sauce with vinegar, olive oil, garlic, oregano, and pepper (Molho de Vilão).

Black Scabbard Fish is an elongated fish found at an average depth of 1,000 meters and is generally eaten in the form of a fillet, seasoned with garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper, then dipped in egg and flour, before being fried in olive oil.

 

Meat

One of the best known dishes is kebab (espetada): small cubes of beef, seasoned with salt, garlic and bay leaf, placed on a skewer (laurel or metal stick), and then roasted on a brazier.

Pork is also generally consumed in cube form, after being seasoned and marinated in garlic, vinegar, bay leaf, pepper and white wine. It is a typical dish of the Christmas season, usually known as “wine and garlic meat”.

Others

Tomato and onion soups are very popular in the winter, accompanied by a poached egg. In the summer, marine shellfish called “limpets” are also very popular and are served grilled with lemon and butter.

 

Side dishes generally include the “semilha” baked potato, the sweet potato, the fried corn and lettuce, tomato as well as onion salad. Bolo do caco is typical Madeira bread, and is usually served hot, in rectangles with garlic butter.

 

Passion fruit pudding is one of the most popular desserts, due to its sour and sweet flavours.

Where

Design Centre Nini Andrade Silva

Address:
Estrada da Pontinha Forte de Nossa Senhora da Conceição 9000-726 Funchal Madeira
Phone:
(+351) 291 648 780

Dunas Sushi

Address:
Estrada Regional 120, Sítio da Ponta, Apartado 243– 9401-909 Porto Santo
Phone:
(+351) 962 148 251

Eira do Serrado

Address:
Eira do Serrado – Curral das Freiras, 9000-421 Funchal
Phone:
(+351) 965 085 165

ESTALAGEM DA PONTA DO SOL 

Address:
Quinta da Rochinha – 9360, Ponta do Sol
Phone:
(+351) 291 970 200

Fajã dos Padres

Address:
Estrada Padre António Henriques Dinis, n.º 1, Câmara de Lobos 9300-261
Phone:
(+351) 291 944 538

Golden Flavours

Address:
Rua do Cabrestante 25, 9000-105 Funchal
Phone:
(+351) 291 710 100

Green Valley

Address:
Estrada do Chote, 4, Jardim da Serra
Phone:
(+351) 291 640 120

Hibiscus

Address:
Albatroz Beach & Yacht Club - Quinta Dr. Américo Durão Sitio da Terça, 9100-187 Santa Cruz
Phone:
(+351) 291 520 290