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Pico Style Octopus (Polvo à Moda do Pico)

Pico style Octopus, or Polvo à Moda do Pico, is an Azorean style of cooking octopus which originates in the island of Pico, Azores. It is a traditional and signature dish of Pico in the Azores and is one of the many delicious Azorean ways of cooking and enjoying Octopus. The combination of red wine, tomatoes, onions and garlic makes for an unbelievably rich and flavorful sauce. It is quite delicious, and pretty simple and easy to make.
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Azorean Beef Stew (Molha de Pico)

Molha de Pico, is an Azorean style Beef stew which originates in the island of Pico. Pico is the only island in the Azores where it snows and is the highest point in all of Portugal. With Molha de Pico, this style of cooking beef was used by the settlers of Pico to utilize all the ingredients and cook them long enough to bring out all the rich flavors in unison. This recipe uses a pressure cooker to emulate the style of cooking.
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Queijadas da Graciosa

Queijadas da Graciosa are a unique and traditional version of the popular Portuguese pastry known as queijadas, originating in the island of Graciosa in the Azores. These are one of the most unique queijadas there are and one of my absolute favorite desserts, because of their truly unique crunchy texture, shape, and wonderful flavor. Just the sight of them gives me joy and it is difficult to just eat one.
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Azorean Sweet Bread (Massa Sovada)

Massa Sovada, or Azorean Sweet Bread, is a food near and dear to our heart as it originates in the islands of the Azores where we are from. This sweet bread is typically eaten for the religious holidays, especially Easter, and is one of my favorite parts of these holidays. My favorite part of the sweet bread is the crust, and it is difficult not to eat all of it before anyone gets a taste! Massa Sovada is really easy to make and requires pretty simple ingredients, just made sure to follows the recipe closely to come out with some delicious sweet bread!
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Azorean Sugar Cookies (Bolachas de Acucar)

Delicious recipe for Azorean sugar cookies, or Bolachas de Acucar. This is a simple & easy Azorean recipe from the island of Sao Miguel which is a wonderful treat for those with a sweet tooth like myself. They are perfect for enjoying with some tea or coffee, just try not to eat them all in one sitting! These are really easy to make so try them out and tell us what you think!
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Azorean Style Tuna Steaks (Bifes de Atum à Moda do Açores)

Bifes de Atum à Moda do Açores, or Azorean Style Tuna Steaks are one of the most traditional and delicious dishes from the islands of the Azores. Lightly cooked tuna steaks are quite possibly one of my favorite meats to eat, especially with an extra signature Portuguese spice kick along with some fresh vegetables on the side. Being Azorean I have had this dish many a time and fresh tuna made this way just never gets old. Try this delicious Azorean dish out, and tell us what you think!
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