Duck with Chestnuts, or Pato com Castanhas, is a traditional recipe during the holidays in Portugal. The rich flavors of the roasted chestnuts and prunes truly add a unique flavor to this wonderful holiday dish. The duck is first briefly seared and then baked to give the meat a tender and delicious texture.
Chouriço stuffing is a traditional Portuguese-American food that is typically enjoyed on the day of Thanksgiving. The stuffing itself is a very standard and traditional style of Thanksgiving stuffing but with the nice added addition of the chouriço’s rich and smokey flavor. It is a simple and easy to make dish that will surely be enjoyed by all for the holidays.
Sweet Potato Cupcakes, or Queijadas de Batata Doce, are an interesting and unique take on Portuguese queijada pastries. Queijadas de Batata Doce are very similar to queijadas de leite but with a sweet potato twist. Perfect during the fall season, these sweet potato cupcakes have a wonderful color along with a very smooth texture that melts in your mouth with just the right amount of sweetness.
Pork Rinds, or Torresmos as they are known in Portugal, are a very traditional and popular delicacy. They are unbelievably rich and flavorful pork rinds that are fried to golden perfection. They are quite simple and easy to make, perfect for serving when guests are around as appetizers or even as a complementary side dish.