Category Archives: Azorean

Bolo Lêvedo (Sweet Muffin)

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Bolo Lêvedo is a Portuguese sweet muffin that originated in the Furnas in the Azores and is widely popular throughout the Azores as well as New England. Bolo Lêvedos are slightly sweet Portuguese muffins that are golden brown on either side and dusted with some baking flour. Freshly cooked and toasted with some butter, there might be nothing better in the morning served alongside some tea or coffee.

Fried Yams (Inhames Fritos)

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Yams are a very underutilized vegetable which are very healthy and have a great smooth texture and signature taste. Fried Yams, or Inhames Fritos, are a uniquely traditional Azorean specialty. Sliced thinly and deep fried, these make for an unbelievably delicious and crispy snack.

Kale and Pork Stew (Couves de Barça)

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Couves de Barça is a traditional Kale and Pork Stew from the island of Corvo in the Azores. It is one of the signature Corvo recipes, and is typical because it utilizes all the parts of the pig in efficient fashion, to not waste any food. Because it combines all these parts with typical Portuguese ingredients like kale and garlic, it yields a wonderful and flavorful broth perfect for cooking tender pork meat and dipping with Portuguese bread, Pão de Milho.

Fried Seaweed Corvo Style (Tortas de Ervas do Calhau)

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Tortas de Ervas do Calhau is Fried seaweed Corvo style, from the islands of the Azores. It is the most signature dish of the smallest island in the Azores, and is quite a unique one at that. It uses seaweed found on rocks which are very healthy and nutritious fried in olive oil in combination with some eggs, garlic, flour, onion, and Portuguese spice.