All posts in “Chouriço”

Stuffed Squid (Lulas Recheadas)

Stuffed Squid, or Lulas Recheadas, is a signature seafood dish in Portuguese cuisine. They are squid, deliciously filled with chourico, garlic, and onions. Stuffed squid is a flavorful Portuguese seafood dish that is simple and easy to make, and always sure to impress.
Continue Reading…

Cows Hoof with Chickpeas (Mão de Vaca com Grão)

Mão de Vaca com Grão, or Cows Hoof with Chickpeas, is a very unique dish in Portuguese gastronomy. Originating in the central part of Portugal, it is an interesting combination of flavors, coming from the cows hoof, piri piri sauce, chourico, and chickpeas, which are very typical of Mediterranean cuisine. The combination of these typical Portuguese ingredients creates a flavorful and rich sauce with a spicy kick, which is perfect for being enjoyed with some rice on the side.
Continue Reading…

Stuffed Goat Sausages (Maranhos)

Maranhos, or Stuffed Goat Sausages, are one of the more unique foods in Portuguese cuisine, originating in the Serta region of Portugal. Maranhos combine tender and flavorful goat meat with rice and chourico, perfectly spiced with mint, paprika, and parsley, and finally wrapped in goat tripe. It is a uniquely flavored sausage that is quite an experience just to eat.
Continue Reading…

Cachupa Rica

There are many ways to cook ‘Cachupa’, Cape Verde’s national dish. In a diverse archipelago such as Cape Verde, ‘Cachupa’ remains the distinct style of food for practical reasons. This version of making Cachupa is called ‘Cachupa Rica’. It uses all of the ingredients available on hand to make a richly flavorful meaty dish. Depending on the island there are various ways to cook this traditional food, with ‘Cachupa Rica’ and ‘Cachupa Pobre’ being the main two. Typically, the difference between Cachupa Rica (Rich) and Pobre (Poor), is that there are meats used in the making of Cachupa Rica.
Continue Reading…


Cachupinha is one of the many variations of Cape Verde’s national dish, Cachupa. It is the more simple and easier to make version of the dish but is just as flavorful and delicious. The signature combination of squash, corn, beans, and chourico cooked perfectly together with the typical seasonings makes cachupinha the very popular Cape Verdean food that it is. It is a hearty stew type dish with intense flavor, a smooth tomato based sauce and a nice scent.
Continue Reading…

Stone Soup (Sopa de Pedra)

Sopa de Pedra, or Stone soup, is a famous Portuguese dish originating in the region of Almerim, and unlike its name, it does not involve eating any stones. The famous tale about the soup has to do with the act of sharing in times of need. It is truly emblematic of Portuguese cuisine, as it uses all of the ingredients available in order to waste no food. Using all of the pig parts along with signature Portuguese pork sausages like chourico and morcella, it perfectly combines for a hearty rich soup that has wonderful scent and flavor.
Continue Reading…