Rojões are one of the most traditional and unique dishes in Northern Portuguese cuisine. They are basically a combination between fried pork meat and pork rinds. Rojões are a lot like Portuguese torresmos but have more meat than fat, although they are just as delicious. They are full of flavor and when spiced with the right Portuguese seasonings, they are hard to resist.
Sopa de Abóbora, or Pumpkin Soup, is one of the most traditional Portuguese soup recipes. It has a sweet and unique pumpkin flavor and smooth texture. The scent emanating from the soup is unbelievable and is quite enjoyable to make for this fact alone. This is a perfect soup for enjoying during the cold holidays as it is a hearty and delicious soup that is simple and easy to make.
Codorniz Assada, or Roasted Quail, is a very traditional delicacy in Portuguese cuisine. Quail is a bit more gamey than most meats with a unique and flavorful taste. This dish is quite simple and easy to make and combines the unique flavor of quail with some roasted potatoes and typical Portuguese seasonings. It is a dish that is uniquely Portuguese and always sure to impress no matter the occasion.
Roasted Chestnuts, or Castanhas Assadas, are a Portuguese classic. Most typically roasted on open flames, castanhas assadas are a very typical food to eat in Portuguese cuisine, especially during the São Martinho festival celebrations. They are the perfect amount of soft, sweet, and savory. They are a super simple and easy to make snack that is always a great comfort food to share with guests. If you do not have an open flame to grill the chestnuts on, you may also use an oven.