• The cod is undeniably the "king" in Portuguese kitchen. At Christmas is not an exception, with several choices of menus in Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.• However this is not the only one to be consumed, octopus and roasted meats abound all over the country.
• The octopus is preferred in this region, but also accompanies the cod. For dessert exist, the scrambled milk or wine vermicelli and the traditional French toast.
• The menu is similar to the Eve of Minho. At Christmas lunch consumed the meat, like turkey, pig, lamb and pork.
• In the Beiras Christmas Eve they consume cod and goat.• Desserts are traditionally french toast, the dreams, cake and donut’s knee and the crooked cake.• As sobremesas são as tradicionais rabanadas, os sonhos, as filhós do joelho e o bolo torto.
• In Alentejo nowadays at Christmas Eve they eat cod.• At Christmas Day they eat turkey and Alentejo’s sausages.
• In the Algarve at Christmas Eve they eat rooster and / or cod.• Christmas Day they eat turkey.• The desserts are “empanadilhas” the corn pone, the traditional French toast and “filhós”.
• In the Açores the food is different from the Christmas traditions we have on the continent. Chicken is the most chosen as well as the suckling pig and the cow.• Desserts are traditionally the french toast, dry cakes and sweet rice.
• At Christmas Eve they eat kebabs, and at Christmas Day the menu consists in pork and chicken soup.• The desserts are cakes and liqueurs, as the traditional honey cake of Madeira, and nut cake or pumpkin.