Alheira de Mirandela

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The origin of alheira is related to the persecution of jews by The Inquisition. At that time, jews were easily identified for not producing the typically cured sausages (made by pork meat). This way, jews started to produce this type of sausages made with other meats other than pork (usually veal, duck, chicken, quail or rabbit) and bread. This product was considered one of The 7 Wonders of the Portuguese Gastronomy in 2011.