Tomatada de Grão-de-Bico (Chickpeas Tomato Stew)

Ingredients: – 400 g / 14.1 oz. of cooked chickpeas – 500 g / 17.6 oz. of pumpkin – 300 g / spinach – 3 tomatoes – 2 garlic cloves – 1 medium onion – 4 tbsp. of olive oil – 1 dL / 0.4 cups of water – coriander – paprika – salt 1…

Açorda de Marisco (Seafood Bread Stew)

Ingredients (4 pax): – 500 g / 17.6 oz. of shrimp; – 500 g / 17.6 oz. of cockles ; – 500 g / 17.6 oz. of clams ; – 500 g / 17.6 oz. of bread  – 3 garlic cloves ; – 4 tbsp. of olive oil ; – 1 coriander sprig  – 3…

Amêijoas à Bulhão Pato (Portuguese Fried Clams)

Ingredients: – 1kg / 35.3 oz of clams – 2 tbsp of olive oil – 2 garlic cloves – 1 lemon – 1 coriander sprig – salt – pepper 1- Wash the clams in salt water until all the sand has come off. 2- Put the frying pan on the stove with the olive oil and the sliced…

Choquinhos Fritos à Algarvia (Algarve’s Fried Cuttlefish)

Ingredients (4 pax): – 8 cloves of garlic – 200 ml / 6.8 fl. oz. of olive oil – 1 kg / 2.2 lbs of small cuttlefish – 1 coriander sprig – 1 laurel leaf – hot chilli sauce (if wanted) – salt – parsley 1- Put the olive oil, the sliced garlic cloves and the…

Bacalhau à Braz (Portuguese Fried Codfish)

Ingredients(2 to 4 pax.): – 750 g / 26.5 oz. of fresh codfish – 750 g / 26.5 oz. of potatos – 500 g / 17.6 oz. of onions – 5 garlic cloves – 6 eggs – 3.5 dl / 11.8 fl. oz. of olive oil – chopped parsley – salt and pepper 1- After keeping…

Arroz de Cabidela (Giblets Rice)

Ingredients (2 pax): – 1 chicken – 0,5 dl / 1.7 fl. oz. of olive oil  -3 tbsp of vinegar – 1 big onion – 2 garlic cloves – 100 gr / 3.5 oz. of bacon – 1 laurel leaf – 1 red hot chilli – 1 bowl of rice – salt 1- Keep the chicken’s…

Entrecosto assado com mel (Roasted Ribs with honey)

Ingredients: – Pork ribs (500g to 1kg) – 6 tbsp of olive oil – 4 garlic cloves – 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar – 2 tbsp soy sauce (black) – 3 tbsp sweet liquor (we use nut liqueur) – 4 tbsp of honey – hot chili sauce (as much as you want) – salt, pepper and…

Polvo à Lagareiro (“Lagareiro” Style Octupus)

Ingredients:   – 1,5 kg of octupus  – 1 onion  – 2 laurel leafs  – 6 garlic cloves  – 1 kg of potatoes  – 1 bunch of parsley  – 1/2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar  – olive oil  – sea salt  1- Boil the octupus in a high pressure pan for 15-20 min and join an onion and…

Pato com Laranja (Duck with Orange)

Ingredients:  -1 duck – 1 cup of sugar  – 2 glasses of water  – 2 garlic cloves  – 1 onion  – aromatic herbs  – 3 oranges  – 2 tbsp of butter  – pepper  – salt  – 2 cups of orange juice  – 1 cup of white wine    1- In a bowl put the chopped onions,…

Miminhos de porco (Pork medallions)

Ingredients: – tenderloin pork meat – 4 garlic cloves – olive oil – 4 bacon stripes – coconut milk – white wine – pepper – salt 1- Cut the meat in big cubes and season with garlic, salt and pepper and leave it marinate in the white wine for at least 2 hours. 2- Cut the bacon…

Chanfana de Borrego (Lamb “Chanfana”)

Ingredients: – 1kg of lamb – 2 onions – 3 garlic cloves – bacon in cubes – red wine – olive oil – 4 cloves – 1kg of potatoes – 1 laurel leaf – 1 tsp of hot chilli – salt – pepper 1- Remove the lamb fat, wash it and cut it into small pieces….

Frango Recheado com Castanhas (Stuffed Chicken with Chestnuts)

Ingredients: – 1 chicken (already cleaned) – 1 bowl of boiled chestnuts (already peeled) – white wine – 2 onions – food strings – honey – balsamic vinegar – 1 garlic clove – olive oil 1- Stuff the chicken with the chestnuts and tie it up with the food strings. Chop the garlic clove in really…

Ensopado de Borrego (Lamb Stew)

Ingredients: – 1,5 kg of lamb – homemade bread – olive oil – 2 onions – 5 garlic cloves – 1 laurel leaf – 2 tsp of sweet paprika – 3 tbsp of balsamic vinegar – hot sauce – parsley – salt q.b. – pepper 1- Cut the lamb in small pieces and fry in low heat…

Sopa de cação (Dogfish Soup)

Ingredients:  – 1/2 kg of dogfish – olive oil – 2 onion  – 3 garlic cloves  – parsley  – 1 laurel leaf  – paprika – pepper – oregano – coriander – balsamic vinegar – salt  1- Put the onion with the garlic cloves, the parsley and the laurel leaf in a pan with olive oil (medium-low…

Christmas Menu (Soup, Turkey and Dessert)

Canja de Natal (Christmas Chicken Soup) Ingredients (2 pax): – 1 chicken – 1 carrot – 1 onion – 150 g of soup pasta or rice – olive oil – mint leaves – salt 1- Clean the chicken (keep the giblets) and leave it soaking in water for 1 hour. 2- Chop the chicken in…

Christmas Lunch and Dinner Menu (Codfish and Dessert)

Bacalhau com Broa (Roast Codfish with Corn Bread)   Ingredients: – 4 onions – olive oil – 2 garlic cloves – 1 cod fish – 100 g of corn bread – 2 eggs – salt – pepper 1- Put the chopped onions in a pan with the olive oil and the garlic. Add the codfish cut…