Hanging around Albufeira
Monday we just hang around Albufeira. In the morning I go for a walk and explore the area north of the Square. We have been here for three weeks and I've complained a bit to William that I have not been able to find a butcher shop. Sure enough, I discover a very nice butcher shop now that we are leaving soon!
The highlight of the day is our late lunch at Pampas Steakhouse. William orders bbq'd ribs, and I choose a regional Portuguese dish, cataplana. Like the Spanish paella, cataplana is technically the name of the pot in which the (seafood) dish is made. In the case of cataplana the pan is made of copper and shaped like two clamshells hinged together with a clamp that allows it to be sealed. The meals arrive and a good sized bowl is placed in front of me with a side of rice. The bowl is overflowing with shellfish (mussels, prawns and clams), some chunks of chicken and pork belly all cooked in a tomato broth. It's messy to eat but wonderful in taste! Oh, and William also really enjoys his ribs.
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