Arroz de Marisco
The Portuguese seafood rice dish Arroz de marisco is a national dish of the country. Despite its origins at Praia de Vieira de Leiria, a beach in central Portugal, this dish can be found at many places on Portugal’s coast. You can normally find a variety of shellfish in it as well as fresh herbs and short-grain rice. It’s a rich and satisfying dish. For those who are still not convinced, it was named one of the 7 Wonders of Portuguese Gastronomy in 2011 for those very reasons.
The three shellfish kinds we’ll be using in this dish are prawns, clams, and mussels. However, the list of ingredients might vary widely from one version to the next, as it does with many other Portuguese recipes. Crab and lobster flesh can be found in a variety of dishes. Your personal preferences and financial limits will dictate the shellfish you choose to utilize in this dish. Because prawn skin is the key component in the broth used to cook rice in this dish, we feel fresh prawns must be used. Adding additional seafood to your broth can boost its flavor and complexity, so keep this in mind.
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