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Pork Delight from Alentejo: A Portuguese Sensation

Carne de Porco à Alentejana

About the Dish:

Carne de Porco à Alentejana is a traditional Portuguese dish from the region of Alentejo. It is a combination of tender pork and clams cooked in a flavorful sauce. The dish is known for its contrasting flavors and textures, with the tender meat complementing the briny flavor of the clams. It is often served with fries or rice, and is a popular choice in Portuguese restaurants.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 95mg
Sodium 700mg
Total Carbohydrates 30g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 25g


Ingredient Quantity
Pork tenderloin 500g
Clams 500g
Garlic 4 cloves
White wine 200ml
Cilantro 1/4 cup
Bay leaves 2
Olive oil 4 tablespoons
Salt To taste
Pepper To taste

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Cut the pork tenderloin into bite-sized chunks and season with salt and pepper.
  • Step 2: In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and bay leaves and sauté until fragrant.
  • Step 3: Add the pork to the pan and cook until browned on all sides. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Step 4: In the same pan, add the clams and white wine. Cover and cook until the clams open, discarding any that do not open.
  • Step 5: Return the pork to the pan and add cilantro. Stir well to combine and simmer for a few minutes until the flavors meld together.
  • Step 6: Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if needed. Serve hot with fries or rice.

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