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.
Trinchado is a traditional South African braised beef dish with strong Portuguese influences in its origin. A slightly thick and very flavorful sauce with a spicy kick is what makes this dish so absolutely delicious. It is a simple and easy dish that utilizes the right style of Portuguese ingredients to derive the flavor of the tender beef. Trinchado is perfect to serve alongside some french fries or between a crispy Portuguese bread roll.
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.
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.