Montreal…quite possibly considered Canada’s food capital. With so many ionic dishes and greasy spoons in this city, it is impossible not to find something good to eat. However, maybe the next time you visit this Canadian city, you’ll find yourself in a dilemma…over poutine.
We all know that Canada’s signature Canadien dish is a juicy, greasy, cheesy pile of goodness; however, after consuming one too many poutines you may find yourself craving something different, something… beyond cheese curds, frites, and gravy. Regular poutine may not cut it and you’ll need something new to satisfy that hunger in the Belle Province.
Luckily, it is not hard to find variations on this iconic dish throughout the city, adapting the famous flavors with unique twists from cultures making up the modern Montreal. When wandering through Montreal’s many streets, you will encounter countless takes on the classic poutine, each one offering something unique…something very Canadian through its individual diversity.
Instead of going the traditional route, poutine can come in an array of flavors nowadays, ranging from butter chicken to chocolate sauce. However, one stands out in our minds, combing two substantial cultures found in Montreal today…traditional French Canadien and Portuguese. Our favorite combination for poutine is one that brings the dish to the next level …combining the classic poutine taste we all know and love with the spicy and savoury taste of Portuguese chicken and chorizo sausage…a match that can’t be beat in our opinion!
Exotic…yes. Hard to make…no! Follow this great link for a great recipe that will let you enjoy this twist on the Canadian classic in the comfort of your own home: http://familyfoodie.com/portuguese-poutine-sundaysupper/
Spicing up the classic poutine in this way will take you to both the funky streets of Montreal and the hilly slopes of Lisbon at your next dinner. Whether enjoying alone or with friends, you can impress at any occasion with this exotic swing on the iconic poutine. Grab a bag of Champion Brand potatoes and let the journey begin!