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Portuguese Cod Cakes or Pastéis De Bacalhau

Portuguese Cod Cakes or Pastéis De Bacalhau

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Almost any coffee shop that you go into in Portugal will have a selection of sweet and savoury treats with one of the most popular of thee being Portuguese Cod Cakes or Pastéis De Bacalhau. These are basically small fish cakes that you can eat in a couple of bites…

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Seafood is a very important part of the Portuguese diet and is a regular treat for many Portuguese families.  You can try many different cataplans dishes in different restaurants but none are as good as the ones you make at home. For a traditional cataplana you need to buy a…

Algarve Style Pickled Carrots or Conserva de Cenouras

Algarve Style Pickled Carrots or Conserva de Cenouras

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Almost every Portuguese restaurant that you go to in the Algarve will see you being offered what is known as a “covert” this usually includes some fresh bread, olives, butter and some pickled carrots. These sweet pickled carrots are synonymous with the Algarve and are a great way to start…

Dom Rodrigos – Portuguese Sweet Treats

Dom Rodrigos – Portuguese Sweet Treats

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If you have ever been to a Portuguese cafe or bakery then chances are you will have seen the little multi-coloured foil parcels sitting in the chiller cabinet – these are Dom Rodrigos, sweet treats that are fantastic to eat while enjoying your afternoon coffee. When you open the foil…

Bacalhau com Natas or Cod Fish In A Cream Sauce

Bacalhau com Natas or Cod Fish In A Cream Sauce

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The salted dried bacalhau is a staple part of the Portuguese diet, however it is one of the most difficult ingredients for non Portuguese to come to grips with.  The best way to introduce bacalhau into your home is to start with a recipe that is simple and has a less…

Pao de Milho (Portuguese Cornbread)

Pao de Milho (Portuguese Cornbread)

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The Portuguese are famous for their locally made breads, which are extremely delicious. One of the joys of living in one of the more traditional regions of Portugal is that every village still has its own bakery, and you can get freshly baked bread on a daily basis. One of…

Batatas a Portuguesa

Batatas a Portuguesa

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If you’re looking for a super simple recipe that you can enjoy as a tapas or as a side with a main meal, then Batatas a Portuguesa is the dish for you. Easy and delicious you can’t go wrong with this recipe. This potato dish is really popular all over…

Green Beans with Coriander and Garlic

Green Beans with Coriander and Garlic

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If you are looking for an interesting and tasty salad option to serve as a side dish or an appetizer, this classic Portuguese recipe is guaranteed to be a great hit. Since trying it for the first time a couple of months ago, it has become a favourite in our house. This…

Portuguese Sponge Cake

Portuguese Sponge Cake

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One of my most favorite things to eat when I was a little girl was my grandmother’s wonderful sponge cake, that she only made once in a while. I loved the fact that it was so moist and delicious. The sponge cake she made was not your typical cake though.…

Piri Piri Chicken, Served With Chips And White Wine

Piri Piri Chicken, Served With Chips And White Wine

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If you have ever been to the Algarve there is an excellent chance that you will have experienced the delights of Piri piri chicken, served with chips and white wine. Piri Piri chicken has been described as the national dish of the Algarve and just picture in your minds eye,…

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