Meringue Kisses (Suspiros)

Suspiros, or Meringue Kisses, are a traditional Portuguese dessert typically served during weddings or during many other holiday celebrations like Christmas or Easter. They are light and airy vanilla sweets that melt More »

Smashed Potatoes (Batatas a Murro)

Batatas a Murro, or Smashed Potatoes, is a traditional Portuguese potato dish that uses a unique style of preparation. Potatoes came from Chile to Europe during the ‘Age of Discoveries’. It quickly More »

Lamb Stew (Chanfana de Borrego)

Chanfana de Borrego, or Lamb Stew, is a variation of one of the most signature dishes in Portuguese traditional cuisine. Chanfana is a meat stew made with lamb (or goat) combining flavorful More »

Grilled Chourico (Chouriço Assado)

Portuguese chourico is extremely flavorful and just the right amount of spicy. Grilled Chourico, or Chouriço Assado, is a very traditional technique of flame grilling this delicious sausage. It utilizes a signature More »

King Crab Legs (Pernas de Caranguejo Real)

The Portuguese are prolific crab eaters. My family immigrated to the Northeast U.S. and brought their love of crabs with them. A staple for crabs in New England are the Caranguejo Real, More »

 

Meringue Kisses (Suspiros)

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Suspiros, or Meringue Kisses, are a traditional Portuguese dessert typically served during weddings or during many other holiday celebrations like Christmas or Easter. They are light and airy vanilla sweets that melt perfectly in your mouth. They are simple and easy to make and are perfect for serving when guests are over.

Smashed Potatoes (Batatas a Murro)

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Batatas a Murro, or Smashed Potatoes, is a traditional Portuguese potato dish that uses a unique style of preparation. Potatoes came from Chile to Europe during the ‘Age of Discoveries’. It quickly became a ‘crop of the people’ and fueled the growth of the European population. Since then it has been a traditional condiment in Portuguese cuisine, for its preparation, simplicity and great flavor. As a good Mediterranean old dish, ‘batatas a murro’ combines lots of olive oil and garlic to create soft and delicious ‘punched’ potatoes.

Lamb Stew (Chanfana de Borrego)

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Chanfana de Borrego, or Lamb Stew, is a variation of one of the most signature dishes in Portuguese traditional cuisine. Chanfana is a meat stew made with lamb (or goat) combining flavorful ingredients like bacon, mint, garlic, and piri-piri in a tasteful dish that has a slightly spicy kick.

Grilled Chourico (Chouriço Assado)

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Portuguese chourico is extremely flavorful and just the right amount of spicy. Grilled Chourico, or Chouriço Assado, is a very traditional technique of flame grilling this delicious sausage. It utilizes a signature ceramic bowl called a assador de barro for cooking the chourico along with some agua ardente, or high content alcohol, to flame grill the chourico in a easy and quick way. This is a great snack to enjoy in the summer alongside a cold drink like a Portuguese beer.