Category: Recipes

How to Hydrate Salt Cod – Bacalhau

I’ve had many requests for the process of hydrating salt cod (bacalhau). It’s relatively easy to do so I’ve posted some information here for those of you that are novices at cooking with the cod. This photo above, was taken at Portugalia Marketplace in Fall River. They have an amazing...

Crock Pot Feijoada à Transmontana

Feijoada originated around the 14th century in the Northern region of Portugal. Generally, Feijoada is made with white beans but in the Tras os Montes region, red kidney beans are used. During that time meat was scarce, so the poor peasants began using every part of the pig as a...

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Bacalhau de Trás-os-Montes by Oceana Restaurant NYC

To showcase the incredible versatility of Portuguese wines with food, Wines of Portugal is launching an exciting new culinary-focused program in the United States this April. The program, known as “10 Chefs / 10 Wineries,” will match ten Portuguese wineries with ten of America’s top chefs, culminating in an online...

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Bolo Rei – Kings Cake

Bolo Rei is Portugal’s king of cakes. It’s traditionally eaten throughout the Christmas season, but mostly on January 6 which is known as King’s day. The date is when the three kings arrived in Jerusalem to greet the newborn baby Jesus. The legend is that the three kings were disputing...

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A Portuguese Christmas

Christmas Tree in Lisbon “Feliz Natal” or “Boas Festas” translates to “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”! The Holiday season in Portugal is celebrated as a time for family, of giving and sharing. Towns and homes are decorated with lights and with “Scenes of the Nativity”, or the Presépio which is...

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A Taste of Portugal

When I serve Antipasti before diner, I make an easy and colorful presentation of cheeses and cured meats for my guests. What’s great about this easy appetizer is that is requires no cooking, and it’s easy cleanup since you just through away the parchment paper when you finish this wonderful...

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Frango Churrasco – Portuguese Chicken on a Brick

Portuguese “Frango Churrasco” – Barbequed Chicken, is one of the most popular dishes for summer cookouts. There are many different recipes for this dish from using basic salt and pepper to adding oregano and rosemary. My recipe, combines the classic Portuguese style spices, with an American twist of using a...

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Carne de Porco à Alentejana

Carne de Porco à Alentejana is one of the most traditional Portuguese dishes found on the menus of Portuguese restaurants through out the world.  The dishes name, “Alentejana” meas that the dish comes from the Alentejo region of Portugal. The origin of its name, “Além-Tejo”, literally translates to “Beyond the...