“As ‘Tripas à Moda do Porto’ is a traditional dish from the northern region of Portugal, especially from the city of Porto.
Legend has it that when Infante Henrique (the navigator) requested meat to supply the caravels that would conquer Ceuta, the people of Porto gave all the meat they had, keeping only the tripe. Due to this gesture, this dish became part of Porto’s history and represents the sacrifice of the people of Porto in the name of Portugal.
The main ingredients of ‘Tripas à Moda do Porto’ are pork tripe, white beans, chouriço (smoked sausage), bacon, onion, garlic, tomato, olive oil, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. They are cooked on low heat for several hours until the tripe is soft and tender.
‘Tripas à Moda do Porto’, savor the gastronomic tradition of northern Portugal and the story of a people who sacrificed themselves for their country.
The dish is served hot and accompanied by white rice and a good red wine from the region. It is a substantial and delicious meal, perfect for cold winter days.
If you visit the city of Porto, you must try ‘Tripas à Moda do Porto’, a traditional dish with a very interesting story. This dish represents the sacrifice of the people of Porto in the name of Portugal.
Due to its ingredients, this dish is not for everyone, pair it with a good glass of Douro wine.