Portugal has one of the largest Atlantic coasts, being a naturally maritime country, this fact of fishing is a natural source of income and it has the best fish that can be tasted in the World.
Grilled sardines are common and tasty in Portugal, and very abundant in our coast, they are a cheap option. The sardines are traditionally served in grills in restaurants along the beach or at parties. On 23 and 24 June, in the St. John Festival in Porto, it is common to serve them with potatoes and roasted peppers. An experience not to be missed in one of the best and biggest festivals in all over Europe.
In addition to the known sardines, there is a wide variety of fresh fish and seafood available in Portugal, and they are cheaper than in other countries, such as cockles, mussels, crabs and shrimp. Clams are also popular and they are used in many Portuguese recipes. A real food of the gods that is worthy for any Portuguese or foreign visitor.