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Ilha de São Miguel Local Customs: 16 reviews and 42 photos

  lapas (limpets)
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  • lapas (limpets) - Ilha de São Miguel
      lapas (limpets)
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  • lapas (limpets) - Ilha de São Miguel
      lapas (limpets)
    by mircaskirca
 

Lapas (limpets) are very small (about the size of half a mussel shell) shellfish that grow in the waters around the islands and can be found in many restaurants. Usually they are served grilled in olive oil - lapas grelhadas. Squeeze some fresh lemon over it and you'll be in heaven :) Other recipes include arroz de lapas (rice with limpets), lapas de molho Afonso (limpets with a tasty spicy sauce) and empadas de lapas (buns with limpets).

Lapas are one of the things that you will only get here on the islands so well worth trying. The meat is chewy and has a real sea flavour if not over seasoned.

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  • Updated Sep 6, 2009
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