Local people like codfish but they don’t catch it off the coast of Portugal.
Everyone in Portugal eats codfish and it’s mostly bought in Norway. Portuguese chefs say there are 365 ways to cook cod — as many ways as there are days in a year. This fish is the real star of Portuguese gastronomy and it has been consumed here for many centuries. At the same time, it’s impossible to explain why locals prefer this type of fish, especially taking into account that they have such a diverse selection of fresh fish and seafood. The price for fresh fish from the ocean and the price for dried codfish are approximately the same.