Sardine: the sausage of the sea! (no, really, it’s a very juicy fish)
During this time of the year, if you pass by Lisbon’s streets, you will find a vigorating smell, a barbecue type of saliva will start to form in your mouth, and as soon as you know it, the urge to bite into one of these babes on a slice of bread is uncanny! If you’re not a fan, you will be.
Related to the herring, the type of fat, omega 3, is what makes this fish so tasty, and healthy! Very benefic for keeping up a strong memory and cardiovascular health.
Besides being famous for its’ flavor, the sardine was responsible for the biggest event ever, in Setúbal during 2010, where 6.340,72 kg were eaten, turning into a remarkable event for the Guinness World Records! If you do get a chance to visit Portugal during this time period, I highly recommend to not miss out on this cultural beauty, like the canned versions with hilarious wrappings, the pop art post cards, and so on. Appreciate the most original and tasty tradition we have.