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When Portugal fell under Spanish rule, the Inquisition targeted individuals with Jewish lineage. As religious violence worsened, many fled Portugal and resettled in England, bringing with them culinary treasures founded in Sephardic cuisine, including Peshkado frito, a dish of white fish, typically cod or haddock, fried in a thin coat of flour. It was a favorite particularly among Sephardic Jews, who fried it on Friday nights to prepare for the Sabbath, as the Mosaic laws prohibited cooking.

Read more: How Fish and Chips Migrated to Great Britain

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